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From: Sherry Callen (callenart_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Apr 29 2007 - 09:27:01 PDT


I was happy to see that someone else noted that discussions in art may help
develop skills which help students in LA and on those infamous standardized
tests. The detail we can discuss...the what and why of the artist's story
or intention are the very skills the classroom teachers are struggling to
nuture in Language Arts. I have developed several elementary projects that
reinforce the LA skills being taught. I have surprised a number of teachers
when I explained that art and writing mirror each other. They both create a
story, provide a release for the creator, enlighten the reader/viewer or
elicit a response. If we look at the creation aspects we go through the
very same steps...take a look at the steps for writing and you will see what
I mean. (Rough draft/practice sketch-thumbnails; Edit & Revise; Final
Copy/project; Publish/Exhibit) Furthermore, as artists we use details rich
with line, color and shapes to fill in our expressions just like the writer
uses details and descriptions full of rich adverbs and adjectives. The
connections we can make in the art class reinforces both art and LA
instruction. Cross-over relationships help to establish the importance of
learning the concepts. In a world that tends to treat art education as only
a perk to the curriculum this interrelationship can become a critical piece
of evidence in support of our programs. Sorry, I am on a soapbox and
preaching to the wrong audience. Just needed to get it off my chest.

Sherry

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>TEACHERARTEXCHANGE Digest for Wednesday, April 25, 2007.
>
>1. RE: La Grande Jatte ?
>2. kiln exhaust
>3. Re: La Grande Jatte ?
>4. Re: La Grande Jatte
>5. Re: La Grande Jatte
>6. RE: La Grande Jatte ?
>7. Re: kiln exhaust
>8. Re: La Grande Jatte
>9. Improved Blog
>10. What Great Paintings Say. Vol.I - Google Book Search La Grande Jatte
>11. RE: Improved Blog
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>Subject: RE: La Grande Jatte ?
>From: "Shannon McGraw" <smcgraw@parishepiscopal.org>
>Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2007 08:00:45 -0500
>X-Message-Number: 1
>
>This play is just conjecture..but it's fantastic...have you seen 'Sunday
>in the Park with George?' It won a Pulizer.
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Diane Gregory [mailto:dianegregory2@verizon.net]=20
>Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2007 10:07 PM
>To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
>Subject: re:[teacherartexchange] La Grande Jatte ?
>
>Hi chris,
>
>It is my understanding that this casually dressed
>person is Seurat himself. :-)
>
>Perhaps that is just speculation. What do others
>think?
>
>Diane
>--- chris massingill <chris_massingill@yahoo.com>
>wrote:
>
> > Okay, this might be a silly question, but i still
> > have
> > to ask it.=20
> >=20
> > I have a pointilism project that I do with my
> > students
> > and although I promise I was wide awake in Art
> > History
> > class (my professor was USA Today's professor of the
> > year a few years back - no kidding - she was
> > fantastic!) but my students have asked me a question
> > that I can't answer.=20
> >=20
> > They want to know about the fellow in the foreground
> > who is lounging on the grass smoking a pipe AND why
> > his dress is so casual compared to the others in the
> > park with their top hats and bustle dresses and
> > parasols. (to my 5th graders it seems like he is in
> > contemporary dress compared to everyone else - and
> > so
> > he really sticks out to them) Can anyone enlighten
> > me
> > as to why this character seems so out of place
> > compared to the other inhabitants of this painting?=20
> >=20
> > Thanks in advance!!!
> >=20
> > Chris in Central Arkansas=20
> >=20
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>Subject: kiln exhaust
>From: MERRILEE GLADKOSKY <gladrag@snet.net>
>Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2007 06:09:12 -0700 (PDT)
>X-Message-Number: 2
>
>Speaking from experience, be sure to include a kiln
>vent with your order.
>It carries any exhausts outside and while some people
>think it is not necessary, I am one who believes it
>should be mandatory for all school kilns.
>
>I grew up in a household where there was a ceramic
>studio. I also recommend that you make sure you are
>buying clays and glazes that are completely safe for
>children to use and that you also keep it simple while
>you are beginning. I don't mean to talk down,
>here....I know you would do all of that anyway, but I
>have learned that health issues first in this day and
>age is the only way to go.
>Merrilee in CT
>
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>
>Subject: Re: La Grande Jatte ?
>From: "Rebecca Burch" <mamallama@gmail.com>
>Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2007 09:35:34 -0400
>X-Message-Number: 3
>
>I was just getting ready to suggest that. It's awesome!!! Definitely
>check it out!
>
>On 4/25/07, Shannon McGraw <smcgraw@parishepiscopal.org> wrote:
> > This play is just conjecture..but it's fantastic...have you seen 'Sunday
> > in the Park with George?' It won a Pulizer.
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Diane Gregory [mailto:dianegregory2@verizon.net]
> > Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2007 10:07 PM
> > To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
> > Subject: re:[teacherartexchange] La Grande Jatte ?
> >
> > Hi chris,
> >
> > It is my understanding that this casually dressed
> > person is Seurat himself. :-)
> >
> > Perhaps that is just speculation. What do others
> > think?
> >
> > Diane
> > --- chris massingill <chris_massingill@yahoo.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > Okay, this might be a silly question, but i still
> > > have
> > > to ask it.
> > >
> > > I have a pointilism project that I do with my
> > > students
> > > and although I promise I was wide awake in Art
> > > History
> > > class (my professor was USA Today's professor of the
> > > year a few years back - no kidding - she was
> > > fantastic!) but my students have asked me a question
> > > that I can't answer.
> > >
> > > They want to know about the fellow in the foreground
> > > who is lounging on the grass smoking a pipe AND why
> > > his dress is so casual compared to the others in the
> > > park with their top hats and bustle dresses and
> > > parasols. (to my 5th graders it seems like he is in
> > > contemporary dress compared to everyone else - and
> > > so
> > > he really sticks out to them) Can anyone enlighten
> > > me
> > > as to why this character seems so out of place
> > > compared to the other inhabitants of this painting?
> > >
> > > Thanks in advance!!!
> > >
> > > Chris in Central Arkansas
> > >
> > > __________________________________________________
> > > Do You Yahoo!?
> > > Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam
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>
>Subject: Re: La Grande Jatte
>From: "Judy Decker" <judy.decker@gmail.com>
>Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2007 11:14:54 -0400
>X-Message-Number: 4
>
>Greetings Chris and all,
>
>The explanation here will be helpful:
>http://www.artic.edu/aic/exhibitions/seurat/seurat.html
>
>There is a "cast of characters"......
>http://www.artic.edu/aic/exhibitions/seurat/seurat_themes.html#creating
>They forgot to include the monkey in the list......
>
>View close up detail here:
>http://www.artic.edu/artaccess/AA_Impressionist/pages/IMP_7.shtml
>
>Regards,
>
>Judy Decker
>
>----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>Subject: Re: La Grande Jatte
>From: "Judy Decker" <judy.decker@gmail.com>
>Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2007 11:38:58 -0400
>X-Message-Number: 5
>
>Hello again....
>
>Just out of curiousity, I entered Critque La Grande Jatte in Google.....
>
>The reclining gentleman is a rower/boatman.
> >> The distancing quality of Seurat's novel technique made it a fine
>vehicle for his dry wit, evident in the occasional visual pun=97note the
>wafts of cigar smoke that morph into a white dog=97as well as in
>remarkable gallery of contemporary social types, from the brooding
>rower reclining at the lower left to the gawky standing man playing a
>French horn in the middle distance. But the pervasive self-absorption
>of the figures seems at odds with the integrative harmonies of the
>composition as a whole. The painting is rich in such enigmatic
>tensions, which are perhaps the secret of its enduring fascination.
>from:
>http://www.artic.edu/artexplorer/search.php?tab=3D2&resource=3D64
>
> >> a sprawled-out boatman smoking his pipe
>http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/seurat/grande-jatte/
>
> >>a canotier, or rower (sleeveless shirt and sport hat,
>from an article that is not online.....
>
>Judy
>
>On 4/25/07, Judy Decker wrote:
> > Greetings Chris and all,
> >
> > The explanation here will be helpful:
> > http://www.artic.edu/aic/exhibitions/seurat/seurat.html
> >
> > There is a "cast of characters"......
> > http://www.artic.edu/aic/exhibitions/seurat/seurat_themes.html#creating
> > They forgot to include the monkey in the list......
> >
> > View close up detail here:
> > http://www.artic.edu/artaccess/AA_Impressionist/pages/IMP_7.shtml
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Judy Decker
>
>----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>Subject: RE: La Grande Jatte ?
>From: "KPRS2" <kprs2@earthlink.net>
>Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2007 17:38:11 -0400
>X-Message-Number: 6
>
>Sunday in the Park with George, the musical by Stephen Sondheim about
>Seurat, is in London now, getting rave reviews and will be coming to NYC in
>the fall at the Roundabout Theater. It is one of my favorites. Mandy
>Pantemkin (sp?) and Bernadette Peters were in the original when it first
>came out. You can get it on video.
>
>San D
>
>
>----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>Subject: Re: kiln exhaust
>From: Marvin Bartel <marvinpb@goshen.edu>
>Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2007 18:07:51 -0400
>X-Message-Number: 7
>
> >Speaking from experience, be sure to include a kiln
> >vent with your order.
> >It carries any exhausts outside and while some people
> >think it is not necessary, I am one who believes it
> >should be mandatory for all school kilns.
> >
> >I grew up in a household where there was a ceramic
> >studio. I also recommend that you make sure you are
> >buying clays and glazes that are completely safe for
> >children to use and that you also keep it simple while
> >you are beginning. I don't mean to talk down,
> >here....I know you would do all of that anyway, but I
> >have learned that health issues first in this day and
> >age is the only way to go.
> >Merrilee in CT
> >
>Thank you, Merrilee.
>
>I agree with what you recommend. Clay is so important for learning and
>motivation that we would not want any bad experiences to tarnish it. When
>a teacher gets sick without a known cause, all these kinds of things get
>blamed. It is essential to include a good vent system, and be sure it
>works well and sends the fumes outside (never into a common building system
>that may simply spread it around). Keep the exhaust tubing well sealed so
>the fumes go outside--not through leaks in the joints above your ceiling or
>in your room. If your clay puts off a bad smell, look for leaks in your
>exhaust system and consider trying another clay supplier next time you
>order. Not all clay has that nasty sulphur smell. Be aware that exterior
>vent flaps can get stuck and block the exhaust flow. I was called to one
>school where snow had blocked the exterior roof vent and fumes were getting
>very bad in adjacent halls and rooms.
>
>Marvin Bartel
>
>Links for hazards, how to clean, and how to design an art room:
>
>http://www.goshen.edu/art/DeptPgs/Hazards.html
>http://www.goshen.edu/art/DeptPgs/clean.html
>http://www.goshen.edu/art/ed/artroom.html
>
>
>----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>Subject: Re: La Grande Jatte
>From: Patricia Knott <pknott@enter.net>
>Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2007 19:05:03 -0400
>X-Message-Number: 8
>
>So much of what I love about art history is the "story" behind the =20
>image. Most often my history presentations may have nothing to do =20
>with the projects at hand, but the lesson is the the artist intention =20=
>
>and observation and how can the student make such observations and =20
>create the symbols and make the metaphors and puns and start to =20
>learn how to create some "fascination" beyond the technique. La =20
>Grande Jatte may first get our attention because of all the little =20
>dots and the skill, but it lasts because it goes beyond that and into =20=
>
>the stories.
>Sometimes, I think it's a grave disservice to the artist to only deal =20=
>
>with the skills and techniques. If you look at the paragraph below =20
>that Judy found-- it's so easy to see how much we connect to literacy =20=
>
>and language and the skills they need for THE TESTS. And, if we =20
>teach them how to make these same kinds of observations, and do the =20
>research and investigations, then.....
>we give them skills for life.
>
>There is one song in "Sunday in the Park with George" that is =20
>must --- "Art isn't Easy"
>The show is about struggle and persistence and perseverance and =20
>doubts and misgivings and commitments.... and lots of other things
>
>Art isn't easy
>Patty
>
>
>On Apr 25, 2007, at 11:38 AM, Judy Decker wrote:
>
> > Hello again....
> >
> > Just out of curiousity, I entered Critque La Grande Jatte in =20
> > Google.....
> >
> > The reclining gentleman is a rower/boatman.
> >>> The distancing quality of Seurat's novel technique made it a fine
> > vehicle for his dry wit, evident in the occasional visual pun=97note =
>the
> > wafts of cigar smoke that morph into a white dog=97as well as in
> > remarkable gallery of contemporary social types, from the brooding
> > rower reclining at the lower left to the gawky standing man playing a
> > French horn in the middle distance. But the pervasive self-absorption
> > of the figures seems at odds with the integrative harmonies of the
> > composition as a whole. The painting is rich in such enigmatic
> > tensions, which are perhaps the secret of its enduring fascination.
> > from:
> > http://www.artic.edu/artexplorer/search.php?tab=3D2&resource=3D64
> >
> >>> a sprawled-out boatman smoking his pipe
> > http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/seurat/grande-jatte/
> >
> >>> a canotier, or rower (sleeveless shirt and sport hat,
> > from an article that is not online.....
> >
>
>----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>Subject: Improved Blog
>From: Woody Duncan <woodyduncan@comcast.net>
>Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2007 17:12:26 -0600
>X-Message-Number: 9
>
>I'm getting smarter with my Blog. Of course that does not mean it's =20
>got any
>content that someone would want to read. I now post my link as:
>http://www.taospaint.com/WoodysBlog/April07.html#NewestEntry
>so that you are taken to the bottom of the page to the newest entry. =20
>If someone
>wishes to read earlier posts they just scroll up. Why didn't I think =20
>of that
>before. I'd still like people to tell me how fast it takes to load. =20
>I'm concerned
>that with so many photos on my monthly page - it will greatly slow =20
>the loading
>time.
> Woody
>
>Woody, Retired in Albuquerque
> mailto:woodyduncan@comcast.net
>
>35 Quality Middle School Art Lessons
>in powerpoint format, on one CD $17 (includes shipping)
>http://www.taospaint.com/QualityLessons.html
>Ordering Address: PO Box 91703
>Albuquerque, NM 87199-1703
>
>=93The function of the overwhelming majority of your artwork
>is simply to teach you how to make the small fraction
>of your artwork that soars.=94 from: =93Art & Fear=94
>
>Woody's Watercolor Portfolio:
>http://www.taospaint.com/Portfolio/Watercolors.html
>
>Read my Blog at
>http://www.taospaint.com/WoodysBlog/April07.html#NewestEntry
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>Subject: What Great Paintings Say. Vol.I - Google Book Search La Grande
>Jatte
>From: "Christine Besack" <mrsbeeswax@comcast.net>
>Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2007 20:36:11 -0400
>X-Message-Number: 10
>
>Hi All,
>I Googled "la grand jatte figure in front"
>Here are two pages from a book online describing La Grand Jatte, and the
>political nuances in the painting. This is the first time I've ever seen a
>book presented on Google online this way.
>Makes me want to explore this google book search more !!!
>
>http://tinyurl.com/2u5sdu
>
>Hope this helps,
>Christine Besack :)
>
>
>
>----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>Subject: RE: Improved Blog
>From: "Theresa Parker" <tlparker77@hotmail.com>
>Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2007 20:41:27 -0700
>X-Message-Number: 11
>
>
>Woody,
>
>Your blog page photos load quickly for us - we have a high speed
>connection.
> We enjoy the photos the most, of course!
>
>Theresa Parker
>Gig Harbor, WA
>
> >From: Woody Duncan Reply-To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group"
> ><teacherartexchange@lists.pub.getty.edu>
> >To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group"
> ><teacherartexchange@lists.pub.getty.edu>
> >Subject: [teacherartexchange] Improved Blog
> >Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2007 17:12:26 -0600
> >
> >I'm getting smarter with my Blog. Of course that does not mean it's got
> >any
> >content that someone would want to read. I now post my link as:
> >http://www.taospaint.com/WoodysBlog/April07.html#NewestEntry
> >so that you are taken to the bottom of the page to the newest entry. If
> >someone
> >wishes to read earlier posts they just scroll up. Why didn't I think of
> >that
> >before. I'd still like people to tell me how fast it takes to load. I'm
> >concerned
> >that with so many photos on my monthly page - it will greatly slow the
> >loading
> >time.
> > Woody
> >
> >Woody, Retired in Albuquerque
> > mailto:woodyduncan@comcast.net
> >
> >35 Quality Middle School Art Lessons
> >in powerpoint format, on one CD $17 (includes shipping)
> >http://www.taospaint.com/QualityLessons.html
> >Ordering Address: PO Box 91703
> >Albuquerque, NM 87199-1703
> >
> >?The function of the overwhelming majority of your artwork
> >is simply to teach you how to make the small fraction
> >of your artwork that soars.? from: ?Art & Fear?
> >
> >Woody's Watercolor Portfolio:
> >http://www.taospaint.com/Portfolio/Watercolors.html
> >
> >Read my Blog at
> >http://www.taospaint.com/WoodysBlog/April07.html#NewestEntry
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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