We do the jungle drawings. I discourage naturalistic colors and the best art works--exhibitable--have been moody blue panthers.
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>Date: Sun, 13 Aug 2006 20:00:27 -0500
>From: "M. Austin" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] copying
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>I have a rather large family in my district where all the males are color
>blind. Of course I walk into my first day 13 years ago having spent years in
>college having never learned anything about color blindness. Why don't
>colleges teach these kinds of issues sometime in their curriculum???
>Anyways. by the time the 3rd boy came along I was prety good at teaching
>them how to cope. They wanted to do things realistically, so they knew if
>they were drawing leaves the leaves should be green, even though they
>couldn't tell cool colors apart. So I made sure that anytime they used color
>and had to carry over a project until the next week that they write down the
>names of the colors on the back of their project. I will say that my
>all-time FAVORITE project of all time is when we were creating a jungle
>collage and one of my little guys made a green lion. Of course the kids
>asked him why he made his lion green, and he re-made it because he didn't
>want to be different, but I kept that green lion for years!
>I would love to hear teaching strategies that everyone uses when dealing
>with kids with conditions, such as stereopsis (which I have never heard of
>K-12 Kansas Art Teacher
>> My husband is color blind so I have reason to be aware of that
>> but the lack of stereopsis and limited eye movement is not something I
>> given much thought to. Where can I find out more about those conditions?
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