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Re:[teacherartexchange] Teachers taking classes (was Art I and Art II Students in Same Class??)


Date: Tue Aug 09 2005 - 22:06:52 PDT

<<Summer classes - UGH UGH UGH!!! I'm not sure I have the
self-motivation to do an online class. Do you have a time limit on
completing your assingments? What kind of class is it? Good luck on
getting those last 14 lessons knocked out - what is it they say about
teachers being worse than the students when put in that type of situation?>>

It's called "Arts of Western Culture" and the delay in starting was due
to trying to positively determine if it's within "content area" for art
ed recertification, since it's technically a Humanities course. There's
a LOT of art but it also covers music, literature, politics, science,
philosophy, etc.

I had art history, of course, in college the first time around, but I've
got to admit that this has been interesting--seeing art and artists more
within the context of their times. I'm understanding far more about the
reasons behind a lot of the work that was produced and why certain
styles were particular to certain regions.

The class started just prior to the Protestant Reformation and continues
through--dunno yet! Right now I've finished with the section on Baroque
art, and Baroque music and I'm into a study of Baroque literature.

The course has to be completed within a year so I certainly think that
will be do-able. The midterm comes after lesson 8 and I'd love to get
that out of the way by the end of September if at all possible.

Lots of details, lots of dates, lots of stuff to try to remember as well
as to synthesize, but already I've got a better understanding of the
challenges that a lot of artists faced.

Sharon <> <>
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