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Lesson Plans


Re: Elem Arts Center

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Mary Tapia (tapia.us)
Thu, 11 Apr 96 07:30:50 CDT


What have you
>learned about designing and using an Art space? What are qualities you look
>for? Structures that create success? Thanks for your collective help!

Dear Carole
We have separate visual art, music and some movement classes in addition to
a interrelated art, music,movement and drama experience for the students
each week (grades 4-6 bldg.). Part of the addition that is being built due
to our population explosion will include the renovation of the current
learning center (lbrary/resource) into the art and music rooms. We asked
that the two be open to each other with double doors in the middle of the
ajoining wall. We asked for a small recording studio in the music room and
a sink. On the subject of sinks - as many as possible in the art room - or
better yet - centrally located. My current room has one in the corner of
the room - UGH! The new one will have a whole counter of them - 3 total.
Be sure your data drop and electrical outlets for the computers,etc. are
far away from all the slop. Sounds obvious - but you'd be surprised where
the architects put them! With our current set-up, for performance we use
the multi- purpose room and the gym. It would be nicer to have some open
areas that were smaller at times. We are hoping the double door between
the art and music room will give us some of that flexibility. I'll know
more about how successfully are plan works next year:)

Mary Tapia

ps - I worked at a K-3 bldg. which had a pit surrounded by carpeted stairs
which worked great for their drama program which was integrated with their
reading/lang. arts.