ix Contents Acknowledgments v Foreword vii Introduction xv The Author xvii ChaptEr 1 Exploring Visual and aesthetic dimensions 1 What do we mean? 2 Stories and examples from the classroom 3 Implications 6 Creating connections 9 Space, aesthetics and materials 10 Stencils, coloring-in and green caterpillars 12 Responding to children’s interests 13 Being real 19 Draw and draw again 21 Making stuff 21 Cultural richness 22 Being inclusive 22 Techniques and skills 23 A fine line 24 Aesthetics 25 Image of the child 26 Reflections, challenges and wonderings 30 Putting it together 32 Connecting dimensions 32 Creating new experiences and ideas 33 Taking care of yourself 34 ChaptEr 2 Exploring Musical and rhythmic dimensions 37 What do we mean? 38 Stories and examples from the classroom 39 Implications 43 Creating connections 45 The importance of voice 47 Let’s do it again 48 Using instruments with children 49 VOC_FINAL.indd 9 5/17/10 4:21:48 PM