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Re: illustration class


From: Deb M. (dmortl_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Aug 23 2003 - 11:44:38 PDT

Isn't the difference between illustration vs. fine art just that
illustration is to meet the specific needs of a client? Instead of being
self-expressive, there is a distinct message that needs to get across. That
is how I always looked at it.....
>As I mentally prepare for another school year I am faced with the dilemma
>of the illustration class. What I decided I need to do is actually define
>what illustration is to the kids. Last year's group didn't have a clue, but
>I am giving some of that due to 'crop failure'. This upcoming group is very
>talented and motivated. I have had them for the past two years now. So here
>is my question, what can I use as an attention getter to get them excited
>and understand illustration? I know once the hook is properly baited we
>will have a fantastic semester. Any suggestions? This is high school,
>mostly juniors and seniors.

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