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From: Andrews Jessica (JAndrews_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Apr 14 2009 - 06:34:38 PDT


I would also like to have the directions for the chickens out of plastic bags
jandrews@lps.k12.co.us thank you very much- they are wonderful!

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TEACHERARTEXCHANGE Digest for Monday, April 13, 2009.

1. ceramic ideas
2. RE: earth day activities
3. RE: High school and elementary ceramic lessons
4. Re: teacherartexchange digest: April 11, 2009
5. Re: earth day activities
6. RE: High school and elementary ceramic lessons
7. Re: teacherartexchange digest: April 12, 2009
8. Summer Summit in Tucumcari:
9. Re: earth day activities
10. Re: High school and elementary ceramic lessons
11. Re: Korean Mothers vs American mothers
12. RE: Korean Mothers vs American mothers
13. Re: Korean Mothers vs American mothers
14. Re: Korean Mothers vs American mothers
15. Re: teacherartexchange digest: April 12, 2009
16. Re: earth day activities

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Subject: ceramic ideas
From: "Elizabeth Blair" <BLAIREA@pwcs.edu>
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2009 07:37:16 -0400
X-Message-Number: 1

I don't think that you need to stray from containers at the high school level; they should be more than capable of creating them. I am planning on having my Art I students create containers inspired by a piece of literature (book, poem, short story, lyrics, etc.). I already mentioned the idea to them before break, and they seemed excited about it. In order to make the lids fit, they will put a coil on the bottom of the lid that matches up with the inside of the container. Also, I know that a middle school teacher in the district has done bird houses with 7th/8th grade, and they enjoyed that lesson. If you want to do some sort of cylindrical shape, I've heard that you can just take a hunk of clay, put a dowel through the middle, and roll the dowel until you get your cylinder shape. This method cuts down on your seams, which often come apart.

Elizabeth

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Subject: RE: earth day activities
From: San D Hasselman <shasselman@hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2009 11:45:32 +0000
X-Message-Number: 2

Make kites with newspaper and fly them.
Recycle paper
Make plastic bag chickens http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_T8g9Xn9B5Yo/R9C_o3brF7I/AAAAAAAAAaI/X3oOxqKteto/s400/bag_chicken.jpg

http://www.wow-imports.com/images/catalog/Chicken-Small4.jpg

(email me for plastic bag chicken directions..I love my chicken and had it roosting over the class for years).

mobiles with hangers and silhouettes cut from soda cans

books from brown paper bags

cardboard towns (each kid makes a building)

recycled clothing--make hats, messenger bags, frankendresses(cut and sew and put two dresses together to make one).

fuse plastic bags to make: hats, wallets, folders, messenger bags, lunch bags.

Just a few ideas at 7:45am on Monday.

San D

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Subject: RE: High school and elementary ceramic lessons
From: San D Hasselman <shasselman@hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2009 12:19:17 +0000
X-Message-Number: 3

One of my favorite slab pieces is the "apartment". Everyone is given the same slab measurements, so that they make a open box (no lid, and no one long side...think shoe box size with no top, and the "front" side missing...again think dollhouse.) These become "apartments". I tell the kids these are studio apartments in New York City, and each kid must make their apartment their own. (The outside walls are done in the exact same brick pattern...because these apartments when finished are stacked one atop the other...one man's floor, becomes another man's ceiling type deal). In each apartment each student makes everything out of clay. I tell them to spare no pretend "expense" or whimsy). They are always fabulous when finished. It gets displayed as a complex of apartments (I "caulk" with clear "caulk" them all together so they don't fall down, but they can easily be seperated by an exacto knive to take each unit home). So one year I had an apartment that had loads of paintings hung on the way, with an easel, a fu
ton, tv, refrig, that sort of thing. I also got a surfer's apartment with a stuffed shark on the wall, a surfboard hanging, etc. I get apartments with messy clothes on the floor, etc. These can be underglazed, or regular glazed. Trust me on this one. One year our "apartment" of 10 was picked to show at a local museum.

Another slab piece that worked was for them to make an article of clothing that was hanging from a nail. (without the nail...it becomes a wall piece and if done correctly LOOKS like an article hanging from a nail). I got everything from baseball hats, to leather jackets.

Another slab piece that worked is that they brought a picture of their home, and did it in clay. A house portrait if you will.

Over the years we have done clay cars in slab, clay mobiles and wind chimes, clay birdhouses, clay shoes, clay food, clay baskets.

I no longer teach ceramics, but "back in the day" when I was the only art teacher, I taught it all. We now have a ceramics teacher.

San D

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Subject: Re: teacherartexchange digest: April 11, 2009
From: tara franzese <artmuse67@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2009 09:06:33 -0400
X-Message-Number: 4

Patty,

I love the idea of process over product. It's always amazing to see
what children come up with using only simple materials, especially the
little guys (elementary grades) they're so free and open. What you
said reminded me of Choice based art ed. There's a blog I have
bookmarked that has some interesting choice based, process oriented
art ideas you may want to glance at for ideas. It's :
http://artatrms.blogspot.com/
I think we had mentioned this site before on the listserv, so you may
already know about it, but if ya don't, give a look and see what you
think!

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Subject: Re: earth day activities
From: JOSEPH ALVAREZ <jmjm@embarqmail.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2009 09:37:55 -0400 (EDT)
X-Message-Number: 5

Those are amazing chickens. My kids would love to make them. I work in a country school with a lot of farmers children. Please email me the directions.

Marie Alvarez jmjm@embarqmail.com

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Subject: RE: [teacherartexchange] earth day activities

Make kites with newspaper and fly them.
Recycle paper
Make plastic bag chickens http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_T8g9Xn9B5Yo/R9C_o3brF7I/AAAAAAAAAaI/X3oOxqKteto/s400/bag_chicken.jpg

http://www.wow-imports.com/images/catalog/Chicken-Small4.jpg

(email me for plastic bag chicken directions..I love my chicken and had it roosting over the class for years).

mobiles with hangers and silhouettes cut from soda cans

books from brown paper bags

cardboard towns (each kid makes a building)

recycled clothing--make hats, messenger bags, frankendresses(cut and sew and put two dresses together to make one).

fuse plastic bags to make: hats, wallets, folders, messenger bags, lunch bags.

Just a few ideas at 7:45am on Monday.

San D

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Subject: RE: High school and elementary ceramic lessons
From: "Sears, Ellen" <ELLEN.SEARS@Anchorage.kyschools.us>
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2009 09:38:36 -0400
X-Message-Number: 6
I have just finished two of my favorite clay projects - rattles and
spoons.
Rattles are just fun and a good way for practice with clay - lots of
science with clay bodies and sound.
And the spoons are just treasures - my 5th graders did both.  The spoons
are like an engineering project - there is so much they have to think
about when designing.  Basically pinch and coil - lots of fine modeling
done - embellishments and surface treatments all in a very small space.
We use Mayco Stroke and Coat glazes and dip when finished. (Starting
with a pinch pot and coil - think creatively to make your spoon 'into
something'... scorpions, flowers, lizards, alligators, dragonfly, frog
catching a fly... or push the clay and see what you can do with
coils...)
Our other teacher is a clay artist - she has the 7th graders spend
months on slab fantasy houses.  They take forever - but they are very
nice.
Ellen
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Subject: Re: teacherartexchange digest: April 12, 2009
From: Leslie Rosenberg <leslie.rosenberg@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2009 09:52:25 -0400
X-Message-Number: 7
Earth Day Projects:
Our school has gotten involved in the FUNDRED DOLLAR BILL PROJECT, a
collaborative art project directed by contemporary artist Mel Chin.
Students draw hundred dollar bills from a template.  These bills get
picked up at a collection site in your area and sent to Washington in
a vegetable-oil fueled armored truck.  The three hundred million
dollars is hoped to be exchanged for equivalent services and research
to help eliminate the lead poisoning in the ground in New Orleans. It
is a really worth-while project and very pertinent to Earth Day.
Check out www.fundred.org to get involved, get a lesson plan, and
print out a fundred.
Leslie Rosenberg
www.summitschool.org
On Mon, Apr 13, 2009 at 4:01 AM, TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
digest <teacherartexchange@lists.pub.getty.edu> wrote:
> TEACHERARTEXCHANGE Digest for Sunday, April 12, 2009.
>
> 1. Re:bread art site
> 2. Anyone need a website? Incredible offer from my hosting company!
> 3. Re: Korean Mothers vs American mothers
> 4. High school and elementary ceramic lessons
> 5. Re: High school and elementary ceramic lessons
> 6. earth day activities
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: Re:bread art site
> From: "d putnam art" <dputnamart@verizon.net>
> Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2009 09:14:43 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 1
>
> Sorry, my link for the bread art site was incomplete.
> This is the correct one:
> http://www.breadartproject.com
> Deb Putnam
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: Anyone need a website? Incredible offer from my hosting company!
> From: Sharon <sharon@art-rageous.net>
> Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2009 13:32:08 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 2
>
> If so, my hosting company www.dreamhost.com is offering a phenomenal
> deal.  I just happened to find this--domain registration and a year of
> hosting for only $9.95 for new customers.  Seriously!
>
> I've been with dreamhost since July 2000 and totally recommend them.
> Uptime is great.  I use CoreFTP (free software) to get files from my
> computer to my website and I can email easy instructions for creating
> a basic website. (Each year I teach a beginning html and web design
> class to HS students and can send you my notes).
>
> The sale was supposed to end on April 11, but they've extended it
> through today, so if you've thought about starting a website, this
> would be an excellent time to do so!  Just be sure to enter
> promotional code 777 to get the discount (of like 90+% off the regular
> price. I pay something like $120/year for my site, which I think is
> do-able).
>
> On the sign up form it asks how you heard of this.  I've given other
> people the wrong info, but if you sign up, please use this email
> address as your referral: artrageoussbk@gmail.com
>
> --
> Sharon
> www.art-rageous.net
>
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>
> Subject: Re: Korean Mothers vs American mothers
> From: Woody Duncan <woodyduncan@comcast.net>
> Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2009 14:32:06 -0600
> X-Message-Number: 3
>
> Andy,
>        Your topic is interesting. As a retired middle school art teacher
> who had several
> students of asian decent in classes - I formed some opinions. These
> students as a
> rule took easily to drawing from observation and other creative
> efforts. In college I
> studied visual perception and learning styles related to the two
> hemispheres of
> our brains. I taught using techniques from Dr. Betty Edwards and felt
> that my asian
> students were very right brain thinkers. Of course other factors were
> involved in
> their interest and talents in my art classes. Art was a safe place to
> learn social skills
> and develop english skills in a non threatening environment. My asian
> students
> paid careful visual attention to demonstrations either because they
> did not understand
> the oral instructions or because at home they were taught to observe
> carefully.
>        I often wondered why they seemed more right brain oriented. Then I
> read an article
> about brain development based on the native language of the learner.
> Most asian
> languages are tonal in nature based upon rising or falling tones much
> like music.
> Early musical skill development has been sighted as training the
> right side of the
> brain. Our standard methods of instruction stress the left hemisphere
> - ie: math,
> language, memorization, etc. The study I read claimed that the
> musical nature
> of asian languages developed the right hemisphere of those who
> learned those
> languages. Even my asian students who were born in the states learned
> their
> parents languages at home. Many served as translators for their parents.
>        My observations and opinions are just mine - not based on any study.
> But I believe the language of the learner is a major factor in the
> way they think.
> I recently heard of a study where languages like german and spanish
> which
> have gender specific nouns effect the thinking of the user. For
> instance the word
> bridge is female in spanish and male in german. Speakers of each
> language
> were shown photos of a bridge. Spanish speakers described the bridge as:
> elegant, beautiful, artistic, soaring, etc. While german speakers
> gave descriptions
> like: strong, sturdy, powerful, etc.
>        The languages we learn appear to have a major impact on the way we
> think
> and see the world. So perhaps there is much more to the way we turn
> out than
> just the way our mothers raised us. Just something more to think
> about. My own
> mother taught me to have respect for all types of people, to be open
> minded.
> Yet, I was 20 before I learned that she had a strong, long held
> prejudice toward
> germans. Mothers decide what to teach their children.
>                                        Good Luck on Your Book, Woody
>
> On Apr 11, 2009, at 10:18 AM, Gv@gHF wrote:
>
>>
>> Dear Friends,
>>
>> I need some help, idea, oppinion, experience and any help for me to
>> write a small book about "How parents and teachers encourage
>> children's creativity".
>> My book will something that what are some good experience and
>> examples thjat you might had before.
>>
>> I am a Korean art teacher and currently teaching Korean children
>> age 7 to 13.  But I have found quite confusing and difficulty of
>> Korean mothers and teachers specially mothers.
>> Most of Korean young mothers are quite focused and strongly driven
>> for their will for children's education.  They so think they are
>> Alpha Mom.
>> As you perhaps have heard that Korean are very competitive in
>> education but they are very competitive and strict.
>>
>> I am trying to write all mothers are same that they love their
>> children dealy.  But I see quite alot of difference in their
>> education for creative environment.
>> I am trying to make some argument and points that Korean and
>> american mothers nurture and teach their children in different
>> way.  There are good parts of Korean mothers's side
>> but also I want them to know how good american mothers and teachers
>> lead their children in creative education.
>>
>> If you wouldn't mind would you please share some your experience
>> and stories or information about good part of American teachers and
>> mothers?
>> I have studied in the states for 8 years and taught there for about
>> few years.  I have had greatest time ever while I was there.  All
>> my professors were great and they were like my father and mother.
>> I saw so many wonderful things in public and private education as
>> an art major.  I would like to introduce these good things...to
>> Korean mothers and teachers.
>>
>> Please feel free to share your thoughts and stories or experience
>> with me.  You can email me seperately or you can bring free
>> discussion.
>>
>> I am looking forward to hearing from you all.
>>
>> Thakn you so much.
>>
>> Sincerely yours,
>>
>> Andy Lee from Korea
>
> Woody, Retired in Albuquerque
>         mailto:woodyduncan@comcast.net
>
> Read My Blog:
> http://www.taospaint.com/WoodysBlog09/April.html
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>
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> http://www.taospaint.com/QualityLessons.html
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>
>
>
>
>
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>
> Subject: High school and elementary ceramic lessons
> From: "gabyleigh@netzero.net" <gabyleigh@netzero.net>
> Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2009 04:20:40 GMT
> X-Message-Number: 4
>
> Hey there,
>
> I am teaching some ceramics lessons right now to both elementary and high school students. For the high school I have done pinch pots and coils and would like to do a slab project next. I am hesitant to do boxes because of the lid issue and I am going to do masks for there final ceramics project. Any cool ideas? It doesn't necessarily need to be slab either. It could just be a good high school project.
>
> And for elementary, we did animal pinch pots and now I would like to do something else. any ideas?
>
> Thank you,
>
> gaby
>
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> Subject: Re: High school and elementary ceramic lessons
> From: trish ackerman <dacke8175@yahoo.com>
> Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2009 21:32:49 -0700 (PDT)
> X-Message-Number: 5
>
>
> I teach middle school and as far as slab projects go, I make a triangular slab vase using tar paper (from a roof-donated) as patterns to make the vase. They only need to make a base and add a coil on the inside seam. Then they decorate with applique letters, shapes, ipods, whatever. The high school goes a step further and does slab bird houses in our district, so I feel my vase is practice for that. They really like making them. It helps to demo the whole procedure before they make them.
>
> Trish Ackerman
> http://artisticjourneys-trish.blogspot.com/
> http://pckcsartclass.blogspot.com/
>  Core Knowledge Charter School Middle School Art,Parker, Colorado
>
>
> --- On Sun, 4/12/09, gabyleigh@netzero.net <gabyleigh@netzero.net> wrote:
> From: gabyleigh@netzero.net <gabyleigh@netzero.net>
> Subject: [teacherartexchange] High school and elementary ceramic lessons
> To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group" <teacherartexchange@lists.pub.getty.edu>
> Date: Sunday, April 12, 2009, 10:20 PM
>
> Hey there,
>
> I am teaching some ceramics lessons right now to both elementary and high
> school students. For the high school I have done pinch pots and coils and would
> like to do a slab project next. I am hesitant to do boxes because of the lid
> issue and I am going to do masks for there final ceramics project. Any cool
> ideas? It doesn't necessarily need to be slab either. It could just be a
> good high school project.
>
> And for elementary, we did animal pinch pots and now I would like to do
> something else. any ideas?
>
> Thank you,
>
> gaby
>
> ____________________________________________________________
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>
> Subject: earth day activities
> From: "gabyleigh@netzero.net" <gabyleigh@netzero.net>
> Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2009 05:06:24 GMT
> X-Message-Number: 6
>
> Hey everyone,
>
> Any suggestions for earth day activities. I teach all grade levels.
>
> Thank you,
>
> Gaby
>
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Subject: Summer Summit in Tucumcari:
From: Woody Duncan <woodyduncan@comcast.net>
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2009 08:00:31 -0600
X-Message-Number: 8
Summer Summit in Tucumcari:
            On June 5th and 6th,  the New Mexico Art Education
Association is having it's first annual Summer Summit in Tucumcari,
New Mexico. It's planned as a small fun weekend of hands on workshops
about Metal Casting & Printmaking. It will be held at Mesalands
Community College in Tucumcari. DeJean Jawrunner is organization the
weekend and is conducting the Metal Casting workshop. I am doing both
Collograph & Drypoint workshops using the colleges new press. I
recently put information about the NMAEA Summer Summit on the web.
I'm web master for the organization. We have energetic new leadership
in Roni Rohr and Michelle Lemmons. They are both attending NAEA
national convention in Minneapolis this month. I know they will
return inspired with new ideas for New Mexico art teachers. Also in
the planning stage is the NMAEA Fall Conference which this year will
be in Ruidoso, New Mexico. Below are links about NMAEA and our Summer
Summit in Tucumcari.
http://www.newmexicoarted.com/Summer09/SummerSummitPromo.pdf
http://www.newmexicoarted.com/Summer09/SummerSummitRegistration.pdf
http://www.newmexicoarted.com/
                                                                        Woody
Woody, Retired in Albuquerque
         mailto:woodyduncan@comcast.net
Read My Blog:
http://www.taospaint.com/WoodysBlog09/April.html
Watercolors on Note Cards
http://www.taospaint.com/WoodysWatercolor/NoteCards.html
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http://www.taospaint.com/QualityLessons.html
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Subject: Re: earth day activities
From: JOSEPH                    ALVAREZ <jmjm@embarqmail.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2009 10:28:32 -0400 (EDT)
X-Message-Number: 9
I would love to have your directions on how to make the chickens out of plastic bags.  Marie Alvarez jmjm@embarqmail.com
----- Original Message -----
From: "San D Hasselman" <shasselman@hotmail.com>
To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group" <teacherartexchange@lists.pub.getty.edu>
Sent: Monday, April 13, 2009 7:45:32 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: RE: [teacherartexchange] earth day activities
Make kites with newspaper and fly them.
Recycle paper
Make plastic bag chickens http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_T8g9Xn9B5Yo/R9C_o3brF7I/AAAAAAAAAaI/X3oOxqKteto/s400/bag_chicken.jpg
http://www.wow-imports.com/images/catalog/Chicken-Small4.jpg
(email me for plastic bag chicken directions..I love my chicken and had it roosting over the class for years).
mobiles with hangers and silhouettes cut from soda cans
books from brown paper bags
cardboard towns (each kid makes a building)
recycled clothing--make hats, messenger bags, frankendresses(cut and sew and put two dresses together to make one).
fuse plastic bags to make: hats, wallets, folders, messenger bags, lunch bags.
Just a few ideas at 7:45am on Monday.
San D
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Subject: Re: High school and elementary ceramic lessons
From: Jenna Kang <jkang@srvusd.net>
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2009 08:25:41 -0700
X-Message-Number: 10
Cool projects! Thanks for sharing your ideas!
Jenna
On 4/13/09 6:38 AM, "Sears, Ellen" <ELLEN.SEARS@Anchorage.kyschools.us>
wrote:
> I have just finished two of my favorite clay projects - rattles and
> spoons.
>
> Rattles are just fun and a good way for practice with clay - lots of
> science with clay bodies and sound.
>
> And the spoons are just treasures - my 5th graders did both.  The spoons
> are like an engineering project - there is so much they have to think
> about when designing.  Basically pinch and coil - lots of fine modeling
> done - embellishments and surface treatments all in a very small space.
> We use Mayco Stroke and Coat glazes and dip when finished. (Starting
> with a pinch pot and coil - think creatively to make your spoon 'into
> something'... scorpions, flowers, lizards, alligators, dragonfly, frog
> catching a fly... or push the clay and see what you can do with
> coils...)
>
> Our other teacher is a clay artist - she has the 7th graders spend
> months on slab fantasy houses.  They take forever - but they are very
> nice.
>
> Ellen
>
>
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Subject: Re: Korean Mothers vs American mothers
From: carmen santiago <coquilinamar@yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2009 11:26:50 -0700 (PDT)
X-Message-Number: 11
Bridge in spanish is masculine
----- Original Message ----
From: Woody Duncan <woodyduncan@comcast.net>
To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group <teacherartexchange@lists.pub.getty.edu>
Sent: Sunday, April 12, 2009 4:32:06 PM
Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] Korean Mothers vs American mothers
Andy,
    Your topic is interesting. As a retired middle school art teacher
who had several
students of asian decent in classes - I formed some opinions. These
students as a
rule took easily to drawing from observation and other creative
efforts. In college I
studied visual perception and learning styles related to the two
hemispheres of
our brains. I taught using techniques from Dr. Betty Edwards and felt
that my asian
students were very right brain thinkers. Of course other factors were
involved in
their interest and talents in my art classes. Art was a safe place to
learn social skills
and develop english skills in a non threatening environment. My asian
students
paid careful visual attention to demonstrations either because they
did not understand
the oral instructions or because at home they were taught to observe
carefully.
    I often wondered why they seemed more right brain oriented. Then I
read an article
about brain development based on the native language of the learner.
Most asian
languages are tonal in nature based upon rising or falling tones much
like music.
Early musical skill development has been sighted as training the
right side of the
brain. Our standard methods of instruction stress the left hemisphere
- ie: math,
language, memorization, etc. The study I read claimed that the
musical nature
of asian languages developed the right hemisphere of those who
learned those
languages. Even my asian students who were born in the states learned
their
parents languages at home. Many served as translators for their parents.
    My observations and opinions are just mine - not based on any study.
But I believe the language of the learner is a major factor in the
way they think.
I recently heard of a study where languages like german and spanish
which
have gender specific nouns effect the thinking of the user. For
instance the word
bridge is female in spanish and male in german. Speakers of each
language
were shown photos of a bridge. Spanish speakers described the bridge as:
elegant, beautiful, artistic, soaring, etc. While german speakers
gave descriptions
like: strong, sturdy, powerful, etc.
    The languages we learn appear to have a major impact on the way we
think
and see the world. So perhaps there is much more to the way we turn
out than
just the way our mothers raised us. Just something more to think
about. My own
mother taught me to have respect for all types of people, to be open
minded.
Yet, I was 20 before I learned that she had a strong, long held
prejudice toward
germans. Mothers decide what to teach their children.
                    Good Luck on Your Book, Woody
On Apr 11, 2009, at 10:18 AM, ml,m wrote:
>
> Dear Friends,
>
> I need some help, idea, oppinion, experience and any help for me to
> write a small book about "How parents and teachers encourage
> children's creativity".
> My book will something that what are some good experience and
> examples thjat you might had before.
>
> I am a Korean art teacher and currently teaching Korean children
> age 7 to 13.  But I have found quite confusing and difficulty of
> Korean mothers and teachers specially mothers.
> Most of Korean young mothers are quite focused and strongly driven
> for their will for children's education.  They so think they are
> Alpha Mom.
> As you perhaps have heard that Korean are very competitive in
> education but they are very competitive and strict.
>
> I am trying to write all mothers are same that they love their
> children dealy.  But I see quite alot of difference in their
> education for creative environment.
> I am trying to make some argument and points that Korean and
> american mothers nurture and teach their children in different
> way.  There are good parts of Korean mothers's side
> but also I want them to know how good american mothers and teachers
> lead their children in creative education.
>
> If you wouldn't mind would you please share some your experience
> and stories or information about good part of American teachers and
> mothers?
> I have studied in the states for 8 years and taught there for about
> few years.  I have had greatest time ever while I was there.  All
> my professors were great and they were like my father and mother.
> I saw so many wonderful things in public and private education as
> an art major.  I would like to introduce these good things...to
> Korean mothers and teachers.
>
> Please feel free to share your thoughts and stories or experience
> with me.  You can email me seperately or you can bring free
> discussion.
>
> I am looking forward to hearing from you all.
>
> Thakn you so much.
>
> Sincerely yours,
>
> Andy Lee from Korea
Woody, Retired in Albuquerque
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Subject: RE: Korean Mothers vs American mothers
From: LetsartAndy <letsart@hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2009 03:30:56 +0900
X-Message-Number: 12
Oh ha quite interesting and never knew that.
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> Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2009 11:26:50 -0700
> From: coquilinamar@yahoo.com
> Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] Korean Mothers vs American mothers
> To: teacherartexchange@lists.pub.getty.edu
>
>
> Bridge in spanish is masculine
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Woody Duncan
> To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
> Sent: Sunday, April 12, 2009 4:32:06 PM
> Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] Korean Mothers vs American mothers
>
> Andy,
> Your topic is interesting. As a retired middle school art teacher
> who had several
> students of asian decent in classes - I formed some opinions. These
> students as a
> rule took easily to drawing from observation and other creative
> efforts. In college I
> studied visual perception and learning styles related to the two
> hemispheres of
> our brains. I taught using techniques from Dr. Betty Edwards and felt
> that my asian
> students were very right brain thinkers. Of course other factors were
> involved in
> their interest and talents in my art classes. Art was a safe place to
> learn social skills
> and develop english skills in a non threatening environment. My asian
> students
> paid careful visual attention to demonstrations either because they
> did not understand
> the oral instructions or because at home they were taught to observe
> carefully.
> I often wondered why they seemed more right brain oriented. Then I
> read an article
> about brain development based on the native language of the learner.
> Most asian
> languages are tonal in nature based upon rising or falling tones much
> like music.
> Early musical skill development has been sighted as training the
> right side of the
> brain. Our standard methods of instruction stress the left hemisphere
> - ie: math,
> language, memorization, etc. The study I read claimed that the
> musical nature
> of asian languages developed the right hemisphere of those who
> learned those
> languages. Even my asian students who were born in the states learned
> their
> parents languages at home. Many served as translators for their parents.
> My observations and opinions are just mine - not based on any study.
> But I believe the language of the learner is a major factor in the
> way they think.
> I recently heard of a study where languages like german and spanish
> which
> have gender specific nouns effect the thinking of the user. For
> instance the word
> bridge is female in spanish and male in german. Speakers of each
> language
> were shown photos of a bridge. Spanish speakers described the bridge as:
> elegant, beautiful, artistic, soaring, etc. While german speakers
> gave descriptions
> like: strong, sturdy, powerful, etc.
> The languages we learn appear to have a major impact on the way we
> think
> and see the world. So perhaps there is much more to the way we turn
> out than
> just the way our mothers raised us. Just something more to think
> about. My own
> mother taught me to have respect for all types of people, to be open
> minded.
> Yet, I was 20 before I learned that she had a strong, long held
> prejudice toward
> germans. Mothers decide what to teach their children.
> Good Luck on Your Book, Woody
>
> On Apr 11, 2009, at 10:18 AM, Gv@gHF wrote:
>
>>
>> Dear Friends,
>>
>> I need some help, idea, oppinion, experience and any help for me to
>> write a small book about "How parents and teachers encourage
>> children's creativity".
>> My book will something that what are some good experience and
>> examples thjat you might had before.
>>
>> I am a Korean art teacher and currently teaching Korean children
>> age 7 to 13. But I have found quite confusing and difficulty of
>> Korean mothers and teachers specially mothers.
>> Most of Korean young mothers are quite focused and strongly driven
>> for their will for children's education. They so think they are
>> Alpha Mom.
>> As you perhaps have heard that Korean are very competitive in
>> education but they are very competitive and strict.
>>
>> I am trying to write all mothers are same that they love their
>> children dealy. But I see quite alot of difference in their
>> education for creative environment.
>> I am trying to make some argument and points that Korean and
>> american mothers nurture and teach their children in different
>> way. There are good parts of Korean mothers's side
>> but also I want them to know how good american mothers and teachers
>> lead their children in creative education.
>>
>> If you wouldn't mind would you please share some your experience
>> and stories or information about good part of American teachers and
>> mothers?
>> I have studied in the states for 8 years and taught there for about
>> few years. I have had greatest time ever while I was there. All
>> my professors were great and they were like my father and mother.
>> I saw so many wonderful things in public and private education as
>> an art major. I would like to introduce these good things...to
>> Korean mothers and teachers.
>>
>> Please feel free to share your thoughts and stories or experience
>> with me. You can email me seperately or you can bring free
>> discussion.
>>
>> I am looking forward to hearing from you all.
>>
>> Thakn you so much.
>>
>> Sincerely yours,
>>
>> Andy Lee from Korea
>
> Woody, Retired in Albuquerque
> mailto:woodyduncan@comcast.net
>
> Read My Blog:
> http://www.taospaint.com/WoodysBlog09/April.html
>
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> http://www.taospaint.com/WoodysWatercolor/NoteCards.html
>
> 35 Quality Middle School Art Lessons
> http://www.taospaint.com/QualityLessons.html
>
>
>
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>
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Subject: Re: Korean Mothers vs American mothers
From: Woody Duncan <woodyduncan@comcast.net>
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2009 12:36:52 -0600
X-Message-Number: 13
The researcher had it the other way ??????
                        Thanks, Woody
On Apr 13, 2009, at 12:26 PM, carmen santiago wrote:
>
> Bridge in spanish is masculine
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Woody Duncan <woodyduncan@comcast.net>
> To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
> <teacherartexchange@lists.pub.getty.edu>
> Sent: Sunday, April 12, 2009 4:32:06 PM
> Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] Korean Mothers vs American mothers
>
> Andy,
>     Your topic is interesting. As a retired middle school art teacher
> who had several
> students of asian decent in classes - I formed some opinions. These
> students as a
> rule took easily to drawing from observation and other creative
> efforts. In college I
> studied visual perception and learning styles related to the two
> hemispheres of
> our brains. I taught using techniques from Dr. Betty Edwards and felt
> that my asian
> students were very right brain thinkers. Of course other factors were
> involved in
> their interest and talents in my art classes. Art was a safe place to
> learn social skills
> and develop english skills in a non threatening environment. My asian
> students
> paid careful visual attention to demonstrations either because they
> did not understand
> the oral instructions or because at home they were taught to observe
> carefully.
>
Woody, Retired in Albuquerque
         mailto:woodyduncan@comcast.net
Read My Blog:
http://www.taospaint.com/WoodysBlog09/April.html
Watercolors on Note Cards
http://www.taospaint.com/WoodysWatercolor/NoteCards.html
35 Quality Middle School Art Lessons
http://www.taospaint.com/QualityLessons.html
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Subject: Re: Korean Mothers vs American mothers
From: Woody Duncan <woodyduncan@comcast.net>
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2009 15:29:29 -0600
X-Message-Number: 14
Yes - I remembered the broadcast wrong - so I looked it up.
For anyone interested you can go to this NPR link and
listen to the author explaining it correctly:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=102518565
                                        My Bad, Woody
On Apr 13, 2009, at 12:30 PM, LetsartAndy wrote:
>
> Oh ha quite interesting and never knew that.
>
>
>
> ----------------------------------------
>> Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2009 11:26:50 -0700
>> From: coquilinamar@yahoo.com
>> Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] Korean Mothers vs American mothers
>> To: teacherartexchange@lists.pub.getty.edu
>>
>>
>> Bridge in spanish is masculine
>>
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----
>> From: Woody Duncan
>> To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
>> Sent: Sunday, April 12, 2009 4:32:06 PM
>> Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] Korean Mothers vs American mothers
>>
>>
>> I recently heard of a study where languages like german and spanish
>> which
>> have gender specific nouns effect the thinking of the user. For
>> instance the word
>> bridge is female in spanish and male in german. Speakers of each
>> language
>> were shown photos of a bridge. Spanish speakers described the
>> bridge as:
>> elegant, beautiful, artistic, soaring, etc. While german speakers
>> gave descriptions
>> like: strong, sturdy, powerful, etc.
>> The languages we learn appear to have a major impact on the way we
>> think
>> and see the world.
>>>
Woody, Retired in Albuquerque
         mailto:woodyduncan@comcast.net
Read My Blog:
http://www.taospaint.com/WoodysBlog09/April.html
Watercolors on Note Cards
http://www.taospaint.com/WoodysWatercolor/NoteCards.html
35 Quality Middle School Art Lessons
http://www.taospaint.com/QualityLessons.html
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Subject: Re: teacherartexchange digest: April 12, 2009
From: donna jonte <d.jonte@verizon.net>
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2009 21:09:15 -0400
X-Message-Number: 15
Did anyone suggest a time and place to meet at NAEA?
Thanks,
Donna in Maryland
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Subject: Re: earth day activities
From: "Sharon Kawczynski" <sharynn@elknet.net>
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2009 20:40:09 -0500
X-Message-Number: 16
I   also      sharynnn@elnet.net
----- Original Message -----
From: "JOSEPH ALVAREZ" <jmjm@embarqmail.com>
To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group"
<teacherartexchange@lists.pub.getty.edu>
Sent: Monday, April 13, 2009 9:28 AM
Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] earth day activities
>I would love to have your directions on how to make the chickens out of
>plastic bags.  Marie Alvarez jmjm@embarqmail.com
>
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "San D Hasselman" <shasselman@hotmail.com>
> To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group"
> <teacherartexchange@lists.pub.getty.edu>
> Sent: Monday, April 13, 2009 7:45:32 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
> Subject: RE: [teacherartexchange] earth day activities
>
>
>
>
> Make kites with newspaper and fly them.
> Recycle paper
> Make plastic bag chickens
> http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_T8g9Xn9B5Yo/R9C_o3brF7I/AAAAAAAAAaI/X3oOxqKteto/s400/bag_chicken.jpg
>
> http://www.wow-imports.com/images/catalog/Chicken-Small4.jpg
>
> (email me for plastic bag chicken directions..I love my chicken and had it
> roosting over the class for years).
>
> mobiles with hangers and silhouettes cut from soda cans
>
> books from brown paper bags
>
> cardboard towns (each kid makes a building)
>
> recycled clothing--make hats, messenger bags, frankendresses(cut and sew
> and put two dresses together to make one).
>
> fuse plastic bags to make: hats, wallets, folders, messenger bags, lunch
> bags.
>
>
> Just a few ideas at 7:45am on Monday.
>
> San D
>
>
>
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