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Lesson Plans

drawing on student work

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Brenda Bain (brenda_b)
Sat, 11 Apr 1998 07:15:10 -0400

I have another spin on this. I do think that students and teachers take
preliminary (sp) sketches too seriously. The begining work is not so
special that it can not be recreated or redirected many times. The real
work is in the process and in the student's thinking (mind). Sometimes
seeing someone else marks with yours triggers an awareness. Those marks do
not have to be permanent. The paper is not precious. I do not allow for
alot of waste when it comes to drawing paper. We do alot of sketches and
preps for final work. These preps are really drawn on, reworked, erased,
flipped on their backs, and even torn sometimes. The real work remains in
their heads and hearts. The final product comes from a lot of work and a
lot of stuff. I do not believe it is appropriate for a secondary level
teacher to mark on a finished work, but a sketch or prep work is really a
different matter.


Brenda Bain
Art Teacher
St. John Elementary, Quincy, FL
Doctoral Student, Art Ed., FSU