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Fw: Re:Holiday Art - Another viewpoint

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Larry Cox (l_j_cox)
Mon, 6 Apr 1998 11:56:34 -0700

-----Original Message-----
From: Larry Cox <l_j_cox>
To: Jerry Hendel <hendel>
Date: Sunday, April 05, 1998 9:55 PM
Subject: Re: Re:Holiday Art - Another viewpoint

>We all work with different agegroups, and kids from different economic
>backgrounds, etc.. I as an "art teacher" who subs, often see young
>who have no gifts to give at holiday times and encourage kids to give their
>art as a gift to someone. I try to steer away from anything "cute" and do
>serious art geared to their level - usually directed drawing. I personally
>love holidays because they bring family and friends together. I cross over
>into non-traditional holidays and holidays that I don't personally
>because I enjoy doing so. To each his own. C:
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Jerry Hendel <hendel>
>To: <>
>Date: Sunday, April 05, 1998 8:19 PM
>Subject: Re:Holiday Art
>> I don't address holidays anymore unless there is some art ed.integrity
>>with it. (Classroom teachers do a lot of holiday projects---and when of
>>pieces are identical to each other and it makes me nuts. There are
>>classroom teachers who do very creative stuff, though.)
>> One project I do around Halloween is based on Edvard Munch's "The
>>Scream." We talk about line and composition, imagine why the figure is
>>screaming and marvel how the "Home Alone" pose existed over a hundred
>>ago. We talk about facial expressions, then do a big, exaggerated face and
>>use fluorescent and black tempera to paint it. Later we view them with a
>>black light on, but the work stands on its own, too. I could do this
>>project any time of year.
>>Anne C-H in the Illinois cornfields