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Lesson Plans

basic studio art lesson

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Tue, 06 Apr 1999 22:04:27 -0500 (EST)

Hello there.. This is the first time I am posting a message on the artnet.
This quarter I am doing my student teaching experience as part of my RIT art
education requirement. So far it is great. I am still working on my
management skills in the classroom. I am hearing impaired teaching in a
hearing environment and my weakness in the area of teaching is how to breakdown
a project into smaller lessons. This will be quite a challenge for me in
communiating my expectations of them.
I have one question concerning sign language within the art room. How much is
too much? Is it best to casually introduce sign language to them as I talk
with them? This is my concern that I will overwhelm them too much.

I am doing a watercolor/collage project with my basic studio art students.
First I am having them cut out images from magazines and creating a compostion
within a 12 by 18 inch space. After that they will put aside their compostion
while they experiencement with watercolor techniques and collage techniques.
The school has a block system so I'll be teaching each class for an hour and
half duration. They meet everyday for that time. My question I am trying to
work out is how many days should I have them experienment with watercolors and
how do I gradually introduce collage when they are ready to move on.

My spelling is awful right now. There's no spell check on this computer. I am
writing this at 10pm on my way home from RIT. I would appreicate any help you
care to offer.


Judy Harney
83 South Washington St.
Rochester, NY 14608
716-232-6208 (v)

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