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Re: art for the year


Date: Wed Aug 13 2003 - 20:50:31 PDT

Ack! Some people are SO organized!!! I'm still scratching my head and wondering what on earth I'll be doing on the first (well, at least the second) day with these kids!! ;-)

I teach mixed levels and mixed grades within each period so it's a challenge--kind of one room school house idea, but on the positive side I have small classes--usually no more than about 14-15.

I teach a mix of drawing, painting, sculpture and some crafts and the only curriculum at this point that's even moderately set is for the Art I students.

I always start with drawing (though I usually have some sort of week-long introductory project for all new students), and then either move to painting or sculpture next. I switch it around each year, mainly to vary what we have to exhibit at our yearly off campus art show.

Sometimes it works well to move from drawing to painting, but sometimes the kids need to loosen up and do more hands on sculpture stuff after an intensive drawing unit.

This will be my 5th year of teaching at this school and while I love _teaching_ (also taught for 4 wks this summer at an arts camp with younger kids), I am SO not ready to go back!

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