Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Spring 2004

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Andrea Bowman

Second Committee Member

Shari Stoddard

Third Committee Member

Steven A. Schmitz


This project shows the development of an interconnected foundational art curriculum which combines the concepts of organization, studentinvolved classroom assessment, Discipline-Based Art Education, and the elements and principles of design. This project was developed to provide art teachers with a curriculum that would give beginning art students foundational knowledge in art. This project focuses on teaching students a basic foundation for creating and understanding art while incorporating the four disciplines of DBAE. Through an interconnected art curriculum, students will gain a greater understanding of art due to the careful organization of the lessons and student-involved classroom assessment.