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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!
Ron

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
>