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Section 5: Preparation Resources
Art EC–12 (178)

The resources listed below may help you prepare for the TExES exam in this field. These preparation resources have been identified by content experts in the field to provide up-to-date information that relates to the field in general. You may wish to use current issues or editions to obtain information on specific topics for study and review.

Resources

  1. Adams, L. (2010). Art Across Time, Volume II, w/ Art CD-ROM, Fourth Edition. New York, N.Y.: McGraw-Hill.

  2. Darty, L. (2004). The Art of Enameling: Techniques, Projects, Inspiration. Asheville, N.C.: Lark Books.

  3. Enstice, W., and Peters, M. (2011). Drawing: Space, Form, and Expression, Fourth Edition. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall.

  4. Frank, P., Preble, D., and Preble, S. (2013). Prebles’ Artforms, Eleventh Edition. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson.

  5. Johnson, P., ed. (1992). Painting with Pastels, Reprint Edition. Kent, UK: Search Press Limited.

  6. Kleiner, F., and Mamiya, C. (2012). Gardner’s Art Through the Ages, Fourteenth Edition. Belmont, Calif.: Thomson Wadsworth Publishing.

  7. Lauer, D. (2011). Design Basics, Reprint Edition. Belmont, Calif.: Thomson Wadsworth Publishing.

  8. London, B., Upton, J., and Stone, J. (2013). Photography, Eleventh Edition. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall.

  9. McEnroe, J. and Pokinski, D. (2002). Critical Perspectives on Art History. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson.

  10. Miller, M. (2012). The Art of Mesoamerica: From Olmec to Aztec, Fifth Edition. New York, N.Y.: Thames & Hudson.

  11. Nees, L. (2002). Early Medieval Art (Oxford History of Art). New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press.

  12. Nelson, G., and Burkett, R. (2002). Ceramics: A Potter’s Handbook, Sixth Edition. Belmont, Calif.: Thomson Wadsworth Publishing.

  13. Paul, C. (2008). Digital Art (World of Art). New York, N.Y.: Thames & Hudson.

  14. Ragans, R. (2004). ArtTalk (Student Edition). St. Louis, Mo.: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill.

  15. Saff, D., and Sacilotto, D. (1978). Printmaking: History and Process. Belmont, Calif.: Thomson Wadsworth Publishing.

  16. Smith, R. C., Clouse, W., Davies, G., Jelbert, W. and C. Turner. (1991). Painting in Acrylics. Kent, UK: Search Press Limited.

  17. Sporre, D. (2005). The Creative Impulse: An Introduction to the Arts, Seventh Edition. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall.

  18. Stokstad, M. (2004). Art History, Revised Second Edition (w/ CD-ROM). Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall.

  19. Vebell, V. (2005). Exploring the Basics of Drawing. Clifton Park, N.Y.: OnWord Press.

  20. Von Neumann, R. (1982). The Design and Creation of Jewelry. Iola, Wis.: Krause Publications.

  21. Watkins, J., and Wandless, P. (2006). Alternative Kilns & Firing Techniques: Raku, Saggar, Pit, Barrel. Asheville, N.C.: Lark Books.

  22. Wells, L., ed. (2004). Photography: A Critical Introduction. New York, NY: Routledge.

  23. Williams, A. (1995). Sculpture: Technique, Form, Content. Worcester, Mass.: Davis Publications.

  24. Willmore, B. (2006). Adobe Photoshop CS2 Studio Techniques. Berkeley, Calif.: Adobe Press.

  25. Worth, L., Burridgge, J., Bolton, R. and Blockley, S.J. (1982). Painting in Watercolors. New York, N.Y.: Taplinger Publishing Company.

Online Resources

  1. Artswork: The Kax Herberger Center for Children & the Arts — https://herbergerinstitute.asu.edu/research-and-initiatives/artswork
  2. Center for Educator Development in Fine Arts — http://www.cedfa.org/
  3. College Art Association — http://www.collegeart.org/
  4. National Art Education Association: NAEA — http://www.arteducators.org/
  5. North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts — http://www.art.unt.edu/ntieva
  6. Texas Art Education Association: TAEA — http://www.taea.org/
  7. Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Fine Arts (2013) — http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/chapter117/ch117d.pdf
  8. Texas Coalition for Quality Arts Education — https://www.facebook.com/aetv.org/
  9. Texas Commission on the Arts: TCAnet — http://www.arts.state.tx.us/

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