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Re: [teacherartexchange] look for unusual drawing media


From: M. Austin (whest177_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Aug 05 2006 - 06:42:16 PDT

Marvin, this reminded me of a project I did in college that I had forgotten
all about. My instructor gave each person in the class an assortment of
items and we had to turn it into something, using everything in the kit. It
was amazing at the wide range of projects considering they all contained the
exact same things. It was definately a creative push and one of my favorite
assignments. :-)
K-12 Kansas Art Teacher

> This sounds like it could be a great course that teaches DISCOVERY and
> INVENTION--teaching CREATIVITY CREATIVELY. I would give students fewer
> ideas and ask them for more ideas. What about giving credit to each
> student who finds new materials and tests them using a standard comparison
> method that the class invents? Invention might include new combinations
> of materials, new ways to place the materials on the paper, use of binders
> as well as colorants, new bases on which to draw, etc. This is very
> appropriate education for the mind of an artist, a scientist, and for
> anybody else who wants to succeed, prosper, and make the world a better
> place.

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