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Re:[teacherartexchange] teacherartexchange digest: April 29, 2006

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From: L. Green (letiime_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Apr 30 2006 - 07:16:26 PDT


-As a new member of this exchange of ideas I find it very helpful. Yesterday it was an
entry i"http://web.arachive.org/www.dreamscape.com...... (Idid not write the address
correctly and now I cannot find it!!!!!!!!!! Help !!!!!!! may thanks, L.Green. Art teacher.
lettime@earthlink.net
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>I have been involved with working on murals with and without students for
>several decades now. Whether to attempt to seal the surface of the mural is
>not a simple yes or no answer. There are a number of factors involved. I
>know that there are differences based upon the surfaces being painted on in
>addition to the type of paint being used, whether or not the murals are
>installed inside or outside, and so forth. I have stuck with painting on
>3/4" (now 5/8") plywood that has been finished on one side. I double prime
>the wood prior to painting to lessen the porousness of the surface to insure
>a better painting surface and to seal the wood properly. On an interior
>murals I use semi-gloss latex paint bought in gallon cans (sometimes
>interesting colors can be found for free from paint stores that would
>otherwise toss them). A few years ago I was commissioned to do an exterior
>mural on the outside of an elementary school brick wall. The mural took up
>four 4' x 8' sheets of plywood. I used the same type of wood but went with
>an exterior gloss latex paint instead. The paint experts at the store (I
>went to Sherwin Williams), told me that the paint should be left alone and
>that attempting to seal the surface would cause yellowing of the paint due
>to exposure to sunlight. There was also speculation that the sealant might
>also be prone to peeling with time and exposure to the elements. The mural
>has been up now for 4 years and it still looks brand new. One thing that I
>did make sure of for the outside mural was that I used a better quality
>paint to help insure longevity.
>
>Hope that helps.
>
>Kevan
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>Subject: Teaching outside of school
>From: "Kevan Nitzberg" <knitzber@ties2.net>
>Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2006 09:04:18 -0500
>X-Message-Number: 2
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>Regarding what to charge for teaching outside of school...
>
>I teach a Saturday school art class for high school students at a local
>college that is free to students but is supported by the local school
>district. The class runs for 6 Saturdays and each of the sessions last for
>3 hours. I combine both traditional art studio and computer art lessons /
>teaching and learning strategies in my program.
>
>The district pays me $1800 for the 18 hours, out of which I spend $400 for
>art supplies that I disburse among the students during the last class. That
>leaves about $78 an hour. In addition, it is about an 80 mile round trip
>for me each Saturday or 480 miles total. Factoring gas and mileage into the
>equation figuring on $.40 a mile, that reduces the hourly rate to roughly
>$67 per hour. My class size is roughly 20 students. If each student was to
>pay an equal portion of that, their cost would be $3.35 an hour X 18 hours
>which would equal $60.30 for the 6 Saturdays.
>
>Given all of that, you certainly will have to figure on material costs,
>travel expenses, and number of hours you wish to set to make this worthwhile
>for you.
>
>Hope that proves to be helpful.
>
>Kevan
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>Subject: Re: freelance art lessons
>From: Marvin Bartel <marvinpb@goshen.edu>
>Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2006 11:55:56 -0400
>X-Message-Number: 3
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>>Do any of you teach outside of school? What do you charge? I was
>>just asked by a parent if I would consider doing that, and some extra
>>income would be wonderful (especially with gas prices now... OUCH!)
>
>As a guideline for a professional art educator, you could find out what professional music teachers are charging for private lessons in your community. Parents understand this and are generally willing to pay the same fee without question. If you want to teach several students together, you could adjust the fee, but it should give you more per hour than when you teach individuals.
>
>Marvin
>http://www.bartelart.com/arted/ideas.html
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>Subject: Job for the adventurous
>From: Maggie White <mwhiteaz@cybertrails.com>
>Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2006 11:24:42 -0700
>X-Message-Number: 4
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>Hi, all,
>
>I just found out my old HS job on the reservation is coming open again.
>Someone asked if I wanted it back, but "you can't go home again." This
>is a public school district on the White Mountain Apache reservation
>(aka Ft. Apache reservation--yes, the real Ft. Apache) in east central
>Arizona. I spent 19 fabulous years there. The admin and faculty
>really support the art program. If teacher housing is available, you
>can live on the rez for very low rent. If you have student loans, you
>may be eligible for forgiveness of your loans as it is somewhat remote
>and "underserved."
>
>E-mail me OFF-LIST if you have questions.
>
>Maggie
>
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>Subject: The Mind of Leonardo - on line exhibit
>From: "Judy Decker" <judy.decker@gmail.com>
>Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2006 17:01:04 -0400
>X-Message-Number: 5
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>Dear Art Educators,
>
>This was suggested in the Scout Report
>
>1. The Mind of Leonardo: The Universal Genius at Work [Windows Media
>Player, QuickTime]
>http://brunelleschi.imss.fi.it/menteleonardo/
>
>.....his genius and his depth of mind
>are explored in this exhibit offered by the Institute and Museum of
>the History of Science. Here, visitors can view some of his famous drawings=
>,
>including those he did in the years before departing for Milan in 1482 and
>his artistic renderings of the nature of motion. Throughout the exhibit,
>visitors can read descriptions of these works and the
>principles they are meant to illustrate. One section is dedicated to
>the sciences of painting.
>
>To receive the Scout Report - go to: http://scout.wisc.edu/About/subscribe.=
>php
>
>View all of the sites featured: http://scout.wisc.edu/
>
>Regards,
>
>Judy Decker
>Incredible Art Department
>http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/
>Incredible Art Resources
>http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/middle/
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>Subject: Contemporary Art of India - Matters of Art
>From: "Judy Decker" <judy.decker@gmail.com>
>Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2006 17:06:28 -0400
>X-Message-Number: 6
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>Dear Art Educators,
>
>This was recommended in Scout Report.
>
>9. Matters of Art
>http://www.mattersofart.com/
>
>....This particular site makes the claim that it is
>the first art e-zine based India... Launched in January 2006, the
>homepage includes a number of news stories on Indian art, along with
>offering both an artist profile and a monthly in-depth interview with
>an Indian artist.....
>
>To receive the Scout Report - go to: http://scout.wisc.edu/About/subscribe.=
>php
>
>To view all of the sites featured: http://scout.wisc.edu/
>
>Regards,
>
>Judy Decker
>Incredible Art Department
>http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/
>Incredible Art Resources
>http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/middle/
>
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>Subject: Re: Contemporary Art of India - Matters of Art
>From: "Emanuel Cooper Jr." <euphrates3@sbcglobal.net>
>Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2006 16:15:20 -0700 (PDT)
>X-Message-Number: 7
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>Dear Judy Decker:
>
>Thank you so much for the fantastic information on
>"The Mind of Leonardo" and the Scout Project.
>
>Emanuel
>
>
>
> --- Judy Decker <judy.decker@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Dear Art Educators,
>>
>> This was recommended in Scout Report.
>>
>> 9. Matters of Art
>> http://www.mattersofart.com/
>>
>> ....This particular site makes the claim that it is
>> the first art e-zine based India... Launched in
>> January 2006, the
>> homepage includes a number of news stories on Indian
>> art, along with
>> offering both an artist profile and a monthly
>> in-depth interview with
>> an Indian artist.....
>>
>> To receive the Scout Report - go to:
>> http://scout.wisc.edu/About/subscribe.php
>>
>> To view all of the sites featured:
>> http://scout.wisc.edu/
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Judy Decker
>> Incredible Art Department
>> http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/
>> Incredible Art Resources
>>
>http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/middle/
>>
>> ---
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