Genesis University (formerly Association for Hebraic Studies Institute) | Evaluated Learning Experience
Jewish Art Education (ECE 350/ART 350)
Classroom-based or distance learning course administered through Genesis University.
January 2022 – Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss Jewish beliefs, laws, values, history, and identity, as applied to teaching children through the visual arts; recognize and identify the roots of ceremonial objects and symbols associated with and depicted in Jewish art; apply knowledge of various learning styles, child developmental stages, and art education methodology to creating developmentally appropriate Judaic lessons that can be used interchangeably; identify the message of the subject or manual goal the teacher is imparting with each lesson; identify the tools, materials, and vocabulary of art and their applications; apply learning to art exercises and assignments to experience the art-making process; understand the creative process, acknowledging and encouraging the inborn natural creativity in young children; emphasize the classroom environment and visual art-making as a standard and safe environment to strengthen the child’s self-perception and the connection to religious heritage with the visual enrichment of art and crafts; develop a personal definition of art; create lesson plans for early childhood learners that considers the various learning styles, developmental stages, and art vocabulary for art making experiences; define and defend a definition of art developed through personal reflection; recognize characteristics and the unique values of Jewish art and its meaning as expressed in art history and contemporary examples; understand the vocabulary of art including visual qualities, tools, and types of art; understand the importance of art education to support creativity for kids, experience making art using specific art strategies; and explore Jewish identity through art making.
Through reading, projects and presentations students explore methods of teaching Judaic values, beliefs, laws and traditions to students at the early childhood level through visual art Topics include: What is art, Jewish identity and art, art education, creativity and growth, and the language of visual art.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Art, Education, Early Childhood Education, or Child Development (11/22).