1. Survey. Noticing the work of art. Describe. Analyze. Interpret. Reflect.

Aesthetic Education requires that teachers create a space for learning that is conducive to each learner. Teachers who attend each student’s learning style through a medium that vitalizes his or her own life can only define this boundary. This philosophic awareness of the limited and unlimited capacity of the individual as a learner is what makes the arts particularly useful as a learning apparatus.

The use of technology in learning requires a shift in thinking from physical practice to virtual practice. The cultural shift to technology brought about by science presents a new reality that shifts perception to the conceptual and virtual thereby opening a new electronic literacy. The goal of education in the age of hypermedia should be restated as aesthetic reflection that sets mental powers into action by physically and virtually acting on the media of life. The objective of this research is to use hypermedia (Internet, Blackboard, Podcasts and U-Tube) to open individuals to a broader, world community that can share ideas, creative production and global research.

Prof. John Toth, Ph.D. Hunter College

What are the children doing?

What are the children doing?

* 1. Image. Please answer the following questions?

Patterns, shapes and styles.

Patterns, shapes and styles.

* 2. Image. Describe the shapes and patterns in the children's cloths.

Strategic view from Mount Vernon

Strategic view from Mount Vernon

* 3. Who is rowing up the Potomac River?

What is going on between Lafayette and Washington?

What is going on between Lafayette and Washington?

* 4. What do you notice about the body language between Washington and Lafayette?

Washington & Lafayette at Mount Vernon, Rossiter & Mignot, 1859 (depicts Lafayette's visit in 1784) Metropolitan Museum of Art. NY.

Washington & Lafayette at Mount Vernon, Rossiter & Mignot, 1859 (depicts Lafayette's visit in 1784) Metropolitan Museum of Art. NY.

* 5. What is the mood of the painting for each of these people.

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