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Lesson Plans


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Margaret Grosspietsch (Margaret.M.Grosspietsch-1)
Sat, 19 Apr 97 21:06:49 -0500

I'm student teaching at the junior high level right now. I'm also writing my own
lesson plans but following a curriculum outline my mentor teacher gave me. I
currently have my eighth graders in the midst of a figure drawing unit and
thought my mentor teacher wanted me to go from there to expressionism... a
natural transition, I thought. (Go from the proportions of the figure to
exaggerating and distorting them and getting into issues of identity and
emotion, etc. Perhaps I would have them paint expressive portraits of each
other... lots of choices).

WELL, OOPS!--she wants me to go from figure drawing to IMPRESSIONISM and
painting, instead. Can anyone help me find a decent transition from figure
drawing to the impressionistic painting?

I thought about creating monotypes (using paint) rather than "just paint" but I
can't really find a focus point for the lesson. I believe this school typically
has had the students pick an image from a magazine and then they paint it four
times (once using pointillism, once using Van Gogh type strokes, etc.)--I
apologize in advance if any of you conduct a similar assignment, but it strikes
me as incredibly DULL--too much like a "drill for skill" lesson rather than
higher-order thinking and creating. (Sorry.)

So-o-o-o, I'm writing to request ideas for successful, engaging,
thought-provoking lesson ideas related to impressionism and painting
(tempera)... what has been successful in your classes?

Thanks for your help!

  • Maybe reply: kprs: "Re: Impressionism"
  • Maybe reply: Margaret Grosspietsch: "Re: Impressionism"