Degrees and Certifications:
University of Texas at Arlington, Bachelor of Fine Arts Texas Education Agency, Art Certification K-12
The visual arts program at Garcia Elementary is designed to meet the lifelong learning needs of our students by providing a meaningful experience that allows the development of problem solving and studio skills.
The Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills are incorporated within each unit of study to meet the states’ curricular objectives and expectations. Students are taught through the use of a Discipline Based Art Education strategy that integrates aesthetics, criticism, history, and production.
Another strategy for learning from an artwork that is gained by students is the Feldman Model for Critical Inquiry. It teaches students how to look at art, and what to look for in it. The process involves a foundational approach where you first, list the elements of art through describing, analyze these elements by organizing them with the principles of design, interpret any moods and feelings being conveyed by the work, and finally evaluate the work by placing artistic merit on the success and aesthetic value of the artwork.