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Lesson Plans

Re: Re: Meaning and Public Art

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R. Moore (ronmoore)
Fri, 16 Apr 1999 17:07:52 -0700 (PDT)

I think Debi's idea is just terrific. Have any of you had worthwhile
experiences with making mock-murals and the like? Have you encountered
any difficulties? This seems to me an exciting kind of lesson, and one
that can cross all kinds of disciplinary borders!

On Thu, 1 Apr 1999 Debi13 wrote:

> In a message dated 4/1/99 12:09:29 AM, ronmoore wrote:
> <<Any ideas out
> there? Or experiences you'd like to share about successful and
> unsuccessful projects similar to this one in which students are invited to
> think about art philosophically?>>
> The students can create their own maquets for a public sculpture and defend
> its meaning and intent infront of a "fake" panel of city commissioners and
> citizens. The audience and panel ask questions and the student must defend
> meaning, intent and philosophy. They could pretend that a real sculpture or
> public work is their own and defend that. The Maya Lin video gives a great
> example of a young woman who was a student at the time, defending her
> aesthetic choices as well as meaning and intent. The role play offers the
> students an opportunity to try on different perspectives.
> Dr. Mickey Day from Brigham Young gave an excellent lesson to teachers a
> number of years ago at a Getty meeting in Washington.
> The products and critical statements were great even with the short time
> frame.
> Debi B-H