STUDYING PORTLAND’S ART
NO. OF CREDITS:
3 QUARTER CREDITS
[semester equivalent = 2.00 credits]
|WA CLOCK HRS:
With more than 100 pieces of public art in downtown Portland, and dozens of other pieces on display in parks around the city, Portland has become a leader in the development of art and art education. In this course you will learn dozens of ways to energize your classroom instruction by incorporating local art.
Through a downtown Portland walking tour and visits to two downtown museums, you will become familiar with Portland’s ‘Percent for Art Program’. You will study historic murals, bronze and stone sculptures, paintings, carvings, ceramic tile work, sidewalk inscriptions, culturally diverse art displays and living art works. Along the way you will learn how to develop classroom art lessons and projects that can be incorporated with other subject areas.
This class is designed to make teachers more aware of the variety of art in Portland, and to provide ideas for strengthening existing art programs. Focused on making art a part of your daily curriculum in a variety of subject areas, this class is applicable for Elementary teachers, as well as Secondary Art and Social Studies teachers.
The Co-Instructor for this course is Christopher Naze, M.Ed.
LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon completion of this course, participants will have:
Completion of all specified assignments is required for issuance of hours or credit. The Heritage Institute does not award partial credit.
Completing the basic assignments (Section A. Information Acquisition) for this course automatically earns participant’s their choice of CEUs (Continuing Education Units), or Washington State Clock Hours or Oregon PDUs. The Heritage Institute offers CEUs and is an approved provider of Washington State Clock Hours and Oregon PDUs.
UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT INFORMATION
REQUIREMENTS FOR UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT
Continuing Education Quarter credits are awarded by Antioch University Seattle (AUS). AUS requires 75% or better for credit at the 400 level and 85% or better to issue credit at the 500 level. These criteria refer both to the amount and quality of work submitted.
CREDIT/NO CREDIT (No Letter Grades or Numeric Equivalents on Transcripts)
Antioch University Seattle (AUS) Continuing Education Quarter credit is offered on a Credit/No Credit basis; neither letter grades nor numeric equivalents are on a transcript. 400 level credit is equal to a "C" or better, 500 level credit is equal to a "B" or better. This information is on the back of the transcript.
AUS Continuing Education quarter credits may or may not be accepted into degree programs. Prior to registering determine with your district personnel, department head or state education office the acceptability of these credits for your purpose.
ADDITIONAL COURSE INFORMATION
• The Course Workbook information packet is provided by the instructor. • 2 books from the bibliography provided. Or two books of your own choice, with the instructor's prior approval.
None. All reading is online.
A comprehensive workbook that includes the required reading, field journal, and Driving Tour is available from the instructor. See Order Form provided by The Heritage Institute after registration.
ASSIGNMENTS REQUIRED FOR HOURS OR UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT
A. INFORMATION ACQUISITION
Assignment #1: Read information packet
Send to the instructor: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject line to read ‘Studying Portland’s Art #1’
Assignment #2: Art Walking tour
Send to the instructor: email@example.com. Subject line to read ‘Studying Portland’s Art #2’
Assignment #3: Reading
Assignment #4: Read book of choice
Send to the instructor: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject line to read ‘Studying Portland’s Art #4’
Assignment #5: Art in parks & museum
Complete both a) and b):
a) Visit artwork within at least two Portland parks (see list of locations) OR Visit any two art works that you know of in your own local area.
b) Visit the Portland Art Museum and the Metropolitan Center for Public Art.
Complete the assignment worksheets following these visits.
Send to the instructor: email@example.com. Subject line to read ‘Studying Portland’s Art #5’
Assignment #6: Internet search
Send to the instructor: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject line to read ‘Studying Portland’s Art #6’
ADDITIONAL ASSIGNMENTS REQUIRED FOR UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT
B. LEARNING APPLICATION
In this section you will apply your learning to your professional situation. This course assumes that most participants are classroom teachers who have access to students. If you are not teaching in a classroom, please contact the instructor for course modifications. If you are a classroom teacher and start or need to complete this course during the summer, please try to apply your ideas when possible with youth from your neighborhood, at a local public library or parks department facility, (they will often be glad to sponsor community-based learning), or with students in another teacher’s summer classroom in session.
Assignment #7: Lesson creation & teaching
NOTE ON LESSONS:
Lessons created should integrate with one or more subject areas, such as science, math, geography, language arts, history or cultural diversity. Be sure to include the following options in the lessons:
Use this option if you do not have a classroom available.
Assignment #8: (500 Level ONLY)
Send to the instructor: email@example.com. Subject line to read ‘Studying Portland’s Art #8-A’
Send to the instructor: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject line to read ‘Studying Portland’s Art #8-B.’
C. INTEGRATION PAPER
Assignment #9: (Required for 400 and 500 Level)
SELF REFLECTION & INTEGRATION PAPER
(Please do not write this paper until you've completed all of your other assignments)
Send to your instructor at their email address. Subject line to read "(put course name here) Integration Paper"
INSTRUCTOR COMMENTS ON YOUR WORK:
Please indicate by email to the instructor if you would like to receive comments on your assignments.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR TEACHING THIS COURSE:
Peter Chausse, B.S. is a former elementary school teacher, who has specialized in teaching his students about trees, plants, urban parks and natural areas.
Before beginning his teaching career, Peter earned a degree in Forestry from the University of Maine. His training included coursework in Dendrology (tree identification), Forest Management and wood product usage.
In the early 1980's, Peter worked for the U.S. Forest Service in the state of Washington, where he focused on tree identification and scientific observations. Since 1994, Peter has taught a course through The Heritage Institute titled, ‘Studying Portland’s Trees’ During the course, participants learn how to recognize several dozen tree species as they explore Portland’s parks and historic neighborhoods on foot. Ideas for the integration of tree study with math, art, science, literature, writing and social studies activities are presented and discussed.
Peter has had a lifelong love of trees, and is eager to help you acquire more tree knowledge. He is also dedicated to helping you bring this information to your students in fun and meaningful ways.
STUDYING PORTLAND’S ART
* Books based on Art Integration (Assignment 4)