As an arts educator with a Catagory A gallery, I am involved in a wide variety of arts interpretation for all ages. My position is unique to an art teacher, instructor or artist, but married to all three. One of the greatest arts education theories I have come across so far is Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS).
VTS is a form of arts interpretation created by Philip Yenawine, former Education Coordinator of the MOMA, along with cognitive psychologist Abigail Housen. Philip was attempting to improve the understanding of the visitors to the gallery, Abigail was hoping to understand how people process visual information. Together, they created the Visual Thinking Strategies, which you can find here: