Artistic Ways of Knowing by Joanne Haroutounian

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When school funding is slashed, the arts are first things to go. The consensus seems to be that art, in whatever form it appears, is a luxury that children can enjoy only if there is enough time and money. Dr. Joanne Haroutounian ardently disagrees. The arts offer richness and fulfillment to those who can practice them or who view them, and those experiences are enhanced by knowing what one is doing or observing. Dr. Haroutounian has written a set of three books that will enable teachers and homeschool co-op instructors to offer arts experiences to children of all ages and grades, all ability levels, and any socio/economic bracket. After all, looking at a painting by one of the great masters, listening to a musical composition by a famous musician, watching a ballet performed by accomplished dancers, or witnessing a performance by a practiced theater troupe is something that can bring children enjoyment for a lifetime. And if they can participate in these creative endeavors? So much the better. 

The three texts are companion books, although each one can easily stand alone. Together, they offer the elements of theory and practice so that not only can you understand the artistic experience as explained in Artistic Ways of Knowing, you can use Think Like an Artist to help bring it to children who can then also understand it, but on a much deeper level than what is typically taught in many schools today. The third book, Arts Talent ID, offers helpful information and forms to assist in the identification of students who show the promise of talent in a given art form.

About the Author: Dr. Haroutounian enjoys a career across the fields of music, arts education, piano pedagogy, educational psychology, and gifted education as a teacher, performer, researcher, lecturer, writer, and consultant. Her multifaceted career affords her the opportunity to consult internationally. She is frequently in demand as a clinician and consultant because of the breadth of topics she offers emphasizing the artistic process in performance and across the artistic ways of knowing.

Dr. Haroutounian serves on the music faculty of George Mason University, overseeing its piano pedagogy program and offering doctoral seminars exploring musical talent and artistic ways of knowing. She has presented numerous sessions at the World Congress of Gifted Education, the Music Teachers National Association, and the National Association for Gifted Children, where she served as chair of the Visual and Performing Arts Division from 1995 to 1997. She was plenary speaker at the Pacific Asian Conference on Giftedness in Singapore (2008) and the International Symposium on Gifted Arts in Seoul, Korea (2009), speaking on musical talent identification and gifted/arts education for all students. She returned to Singapore as principal clinician at the International Piano Pedagogy Seminar in July 2009.

Dr. Haroutounian is well-known for editing and writing numerous teaching publications. Her book Kindling the Spark: Recognizing and Developing Musical Talent is a leading resource on musical talent development for researchers, teachers, parents, and college students. She has contributed chapters in Critical Issues and Practices in Gifted Education, Early Gifts: Recognizing and Nurturing Children’s Talents, and the Encyclopedia of Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent. Articles by Dr. Haroutounian can be found in Roeper Review, Arts Education Policy Review, High Ability Studies, and The American Music Teacher.

Dr. Haroutounian’s specialized research in musical talent development led to the founding of the MusicLink program, which provides long-term private instruction to promising students in financial need. She is founder and Executive Director of the MusicLink Foundation. More information on this nonprofit organization can be found at musiclinkfoundation.org.

Dr. Haroutounian lives in Arlington, Virginia, and has shared almost five musical decades with her husband William, a violinist in the National Symphony Orchestra.

When school funding is slashed, the arts are first things to go. The consensus seems to be that art, in whatever form it appears, is a luxury that children can enjoy only if there is enough time and money. Dr. Joanne Haroutounian ardently disagrees. The arts offer richness and fulfillment to those who can practice them or who view them, and those experiences are enhanced by knowing what one is doing or observing. Dr. Haroutounian has written a set of three books that will enable teachers and homeschool co-op instructors to offer arts experiences to children of all ages and grades, all ability levels, and any socio/economic bracket. After all, looking at a painting by one of the great masters, listening to a musical composition by a famous musician, watching a ballet performed by accomplished dancers, or witnessing a performance by a practiced theater troupe is something that can bring children enjoyment for a lifetime. And if they can participate in these creative endeavors? So much the better. 

The three texts are companion books, although each one can easily stand alone. Together, they offer the elements of theory and practice so that not only can you understand the artistic experience as explained in Artistic Ways of Knowing, you can use Think Like an Artist to help bring it to children who can then also understand it, but on a much deeper level than what is typically taught in many schools today. The third book, Arts Talent ID, offers helpful information and forms to assist in the identification of students who show the promise of talent in a given art form.

About the Author: Dr. Haroutounian enjoys a career across the fields of music, arts education, piano pedagogy, educational psychology, and gifted education as a teacher, performer, researcher, lecturer, writer, and consultant. Her multifaceted career affords her the opportunity to consult internationally. She is frequently in demand as a clinician and consultant because of the breadth of topics she offers emphasizing the artistic process in performance and across the artistic ways of knowing.

Dr. Haroutounian serves on the music faculty of George Mason University, overseeing its piano pedagogy program and offering doctoral seminars exploring musical talent and artistic ways of knowing. She has presented numerous sessions at the World Congress of Gifted Education, the Music Teachers National Association, and the National Association for Gifted Children, where she served as chair of the Visual and Performing Arts Division from 1995 to 1997. She was plenary speaker at the Pacific Asian Conference on Giftedness in Singapore (2008) and the International Symposium on Gifted Arts in Seoul, Korea (2009), speaking on musical talent identification and gifted/arts education for all students. She returned to Singapore as principal clinician at the International Piano Pedagogy Seminar in July 2009.

Dr. Haroutounian is well-known for editing and writing numerous teaching publications. Her book Kindling the Spark: Recognizing and Developing Musical Talent is a leading resource on musical talent development for researchers, teachers, parents, and college students. She has contributed chapters in Critical Issues and Practices in Gifted Education, Early Gifts: Recognizing and Nurturing Children’s Talents, and the Encyclopedia of Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent. Articles by Dr. Haroutounian can be found in Roeper Review, Arts Education Policy Review, High Ability Studies, and The American Music Teacher.

Dr. Haroutounian’s specialized research in musical talent development led to the founding of the MusicLink program, which provides long-term private instruction to promising students in financial need. She is founder and Executive Director of the MusicLink Foundation. More information on this nonprofit organization can be found at musiclinkfoundation.org.

Dr. Haroutounian lives in Arlington, Virginia, and has shared almost five musical decades with her husband William, a violinist in the National Symphony Orchestra.

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Artistic Ways of Knowing: How to Think Like an Artist

Author: Haroutounian, Joanne, Ph.D.

Subjects: Teacher Resources; Talent Development; Visual Arts/Music/Dance/Theater

ISBN: 978-0-89824-573-8

Order code: 5738

Price: $45.00
Website price: $30.00

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Dr. Haroutounian has spent a lifetime working in the arts with gifted students in performance, as well as helping teachers to identify and develop talent. Artistic Ways of Knowing: How to Think Like an Artist is the result of her insights and experience, examining the perceptual and cognitive processes inherent in learning and interpretation. Understanding these processes allows instructors to develop creativity in the classroom, nurture talented students, and encourage everyone to "think like an artist.”

The book begins with perspectives of artistic and aesthetic knowing from artists and scholars across the fields of education. It then explores each element of artistic knowing, which includes “Sparkler Experiences” that provide hands-on workshops to help students realize how to think and perceive in each art form: the visual arts, music, dance/movement, and theater/drama.

Artistic Ways of Knowing is a text for gifted and arts college coursework and a resource for professional development. But it is also of wider interest, as the goal is to provide readers with a more thorough understanding of how artists think and perform and how this kind of knowing expands in depth and breadth beyond cognitive/academic parameters. The ultimate goal is to encourage everyone to experience artistic “knowing.”

As befits a book about the arts, this book contains classic works of art in full color, as well as unique photographs that illustrate aspects of the creative process.

Dr. Haroutounian has spent a lifetime working in the arts with gifted students in performance, as well as helping teachers to identify and develop talent. Artistic Ways of Knowing: How to Think Like an Artist is the result of her insights and experience, examining the perceptual and cognitive processes inherent in learning and interpretation. Understanding these processes allows teachers to develop creativity in the classroom, nurture talented students, and encourage everyone to "think like an artist.”

The book begins with perspectives of artistic and aesthetic knowing from artists and scholars across the fields of education. It then explores each element of artistic knowing, which includes “Sparkler Experiences” that provide hands-on workshops to help students realize how to think and perceive in each art form: the visual arts, music, dance/movement, and theater/drama.

Artistic Ways of Knowing is a text for gifted and arts college coursework and a resource for professional development. But it is also of wider interest, as the goal is to provide readers with a more thorough understanding of how artists think and perform and how this kind of knowing expands in depth and breadth beyond cognitive/academic parameters. The ultimate goal is to encourage everyone to experience artistic “knowing.”

As befits a book about the arts, this book contains classic works of art in full color that can be studied in the classroom, as well as unique photographs that illustrate aspects of the creative process.

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Chapter 2: Artistic Ways of Knowing:

Table of Contents and Introduction to Artistic Ways of Knowing:

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Think Like an Artist: Lessons for Experiencing the Artistic Creative Process

Author: Haroutounian, Joanne, Ph.D.

Subjects: Teacher Resources; Talent Development; Visual Arts/Music/Dance/Theater

ISBN: 978-0-89824-590-5

Order code: 5905

Price: $50.00
Website price: $40.00

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In Think Like an Artist, Dr. Haroutounian offers teachers of the arts and enthusiastic classroom teachers a series of lessons to enhance artistic experiences for students. This book contains more than a dozen lessons in each of the four arts domains: the visual arts, music, dance/movement, and theater/drama. The lessons range from easy to moderate to challenging so that every student has a chance to experience the artistic process, no matter the level of talent or ability. Some of the lessons are linked with other arts domains or with academic areas, and many of them can be modified to include current topics of study in the classroom or within the broader academic curriculum. 

Each lesson includes objectives, materials needed, and the location and timeframe for the activity, as well as the interpretive arts elements that are used in the lesson. This is followed by clear, step-by-step instructions, sample questions to guide the activity, and tips for identifying students who show potential talent. The lessons end with extension activities that can allow students to pursue areas of interest further. Some lessons also include resources for delving deeper into the subjects inherent in the lesson. In addition, there is an extensive list of resources at the end of the book that provides recommended readings for almost any artistic topic.

This book is a valuable resource for homeschool co-op instructors who wish to give their students greater exposure to creative arts experiences.

In Think Like an Artist, Dr. Haroutounian offers teachers of the arts and enthusiastic classroom teachers a series of lessons to enhance artistic experiences for students. This book contains more than a dozen lessons in each of the four arts domains: the visual arts, music, dance/movement, and theater/drama. The lessons range from easy to moderate to challenging so that every student has a chance to experience the artistic process, no matter the level of talent or ability. Some of the lessons are linked with other arts domains or with academic areas, and many of them can be modified to include current topics of study in the classroom or within the broader academic curriculum. 

Each lesson includes objectives, materials needed, and the location and timeframe for the activity, as well as the interpretive arts elements that are used in the lesson. This is followed by clear, step-by-step instructions, sample questions to guide the activity, and tips for identifying students who show potential talent. The lessons end with extension activities that can allow students to pursue areas of interest further. Some lessons also include resources for delving deeper into the subjects inherent in the lesson. In addition, there is an extensive list of resources at the end of the book that provides recommended readings for almost any artistic topic.

This book is a valuable resource for teachers who wish to give their students greater exposure to creative arts experiences.

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Arts Talent ID (book only)

Subtitle: A Framework for the Identification of Students Talented in the Arts

Author: Haroutounian, Joanne, Ph.D.

Subjects: Teacher Resources; Talent Development; Visual Arts/Music/Dance/Theater

ISBN: 978-0-89824-486-1

Order code: 4861

Price: $20.00

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"Haroutounian has written a valuable book for teachers and administrators to identify elementary and secondary students who hunger for and need advanced instruction and challenges in the arts.... I think this book is a breakthrough for arts specialists, classroom teachers, administrators, and parents." – Gail N. Herman, Ph.D., NAGC Arts Network Newsletter, Summer 2014

Arts Talent ID is an important book that offers specialists in the fields of gifted education and the arts an effective and pragmatic way to identify students who display potential talent in the arts (visual arts, music, dance/movement, theater/drama). The identification framework includes an overview of recommended arts identification procedures and their comparison with normal gifted/talented procedures. It offers criteria for identification that recognize arts-specific talent characteristics based on analyses of identification and performance/portfolio assessment instruments used by arts specialists and gifted/arts programs across the country.

Arts Talent ID provides a comprehensive arts identification procedure that can be pragmatically implemented in any school, from general classroom observations to specialized audition/portfolio assessments.

This book is also available for purchase with supplementary downloads. Click here for that version of the book.

About the Book: Dr. Joanne Haroutounian has been researching and writing about artistic ways of knowing and the importance of including the arts in gifted and talented identification for decades, presenting regularly at NAGC conferences and chairing the Arts Network when influential people like Elliot Eisner were brought to the conference. She says: "I began with the arts ID framework first because it is sorely needed, and there is nothing available that provides a solid identification structure reflecting specific arts talent criteria. I have received lots of interest in the framework and am pleased that it will be widely available to those in the gifted and arts fields."

"Haroutounian has written a valuable book for teachers and administrators to identify elementary and secondary students who hunger for and need advanced instruction and challenges in the arts.... I think this book is a breakthrough for arts specialists, classroom teachers, administrators, and parents." – Gail N. Herman, Ph.D., NAGC Arts Network Newsletter, Summer 2014

Arts Talent ID is an important book that offers specialists in the fields of gifted education and the arts an effective and pragmatic way to identify students who display potential talent in the arts (visual arts, music, dance/movement, theater/drama). The identification framework includes an overview of recommended arts identification procedures and their comparison with normal gifted/talented procedures. It offers criteria for identification that recognize arts-specific talent characteristics based on analyses of identification and performance/portfolio assessment instruments used by arts specialists and gifted/arts programs across the country.

Arts Talent ID provides a comprehensive arts identification procedure that can be pragmatically implemented in any school, from general classroom observations to specialized audition/portfolio assessments.

This book is also available for purchase with supplementary downloads. Click here for that version of the book.

About the Book: Dr. Joanne Haroutounian has been researching and writing about artistic ways of knowing and the importance of including the arts in gifted and talented identification for decades, presenting regularly at NAGC conferences and chairing the Arts Network when influential people like Elliot Eisner were brought to the conference. She says: "I began with the arts ID framework first because it is sorely needed, and there is nothing available that provides a solid identification structure reflecting specific arts talent criteria. I have received lots of interest in the framework and am pleased that it will be widely available to those in the gifted and arts fields."

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Arts Talent ID (with downloads)

Subtitle: A Framework for the Identification of Students Talented in the Arts

Author: Haroutounian, Joanne, Ph.D.

Subjects: Teacher Resources; Talent Development; Visual Arts/Music/Dance/Theater

ISBN: 978-0-89824-486-1

Order code: 4861D

Price: $50.00

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This version of Arts Talent ID includes downloadable forms that can be printed out and used. For a full description of the book, see the book-only version, or click here.

This version of Arts Talent ID includes downloadable forms that can be printed out and used. For a full description of the book, see the book-only version, or click here.

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Arts ID, Table of Contents & Chapter One:

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Artistic Ways of Knowing Curriculum Set

Order code: 5738S

This set contains the books Artistic Ways of Knowing, Think Like an Artist, and Arts Talent ID (with downloads).

This set contains the books Artistic Ways of Knowing, Think Like an Artist, and Arts Talent ID (with downloads).

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Price: $145.00 Website price: $100.00

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