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Re: [teacherartexchange] staff development for the arts


From: Marvin Bartel (marvinpb_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Aug 08 2008 - 07:08:55 PDT

This looks okay.

>Hi everyone,
>I am looking for some GOOD professional development models for staff development for the
>arts. I work in a pay for performance school and currently I have to implement a lot of
>reading strategies and other things to "prove" that I am a good teacher and doing my work.
>So, when I did the schedule last spring, I wrote it so that all of the arts staff (2 visual art, 2
>media arts and 2 graphics teachers) meet at the same time for our "professional
>development" time. Now, I would like to find a model where we could work on improving our
>arts instruction instead of these building wide reading things. Anyone know of anything?
>Thanks so much,
>Gabrielle in Minneapolis
>----- Original Message -----
>Date: Thursday, August 7, 2008 8:06 am
>Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] sketch/scrapbook
>> Yes! I do the same thing and I try to get my Senior studio and AP
>> students to keep some kind of daily book page, too.
>> If nothing "comes to us" for the day, we just tear color swatches
>> from
>> magazines and create color pages----adding a little at a time i.e.
>> I
>> have a page for each color wheel color and add to them for months.
>> Some
>> of my kids even do pages of natural textures or black and white
>> line
>> images or school colors (yuck), etc. The collages become beautiful
>> accumulations of these patches. Some students pattern them, some
>> are
>> random, some organize them, some cut out objects, some just use
>> patches, etc.
>> Marcia
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: christy hedman <>
>> To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
>> <>
>> Sent: Thu, 7 Aug 2008 6:38 am
>> Subject: [teacherartexchange] sketch/scrapbook
>> Lesa,
>> Your scrap/sketchbooks sound wonderful. THey do remind me a little
>> of
>> the boxes
>> of stuff ANdy WArhol collected. If you ever get to Pittsburgh, I
>> think
>> they
>> have them archived and stored at the Warhol museum(reciepts,
>> napkins,
>> sketches,
>> shoes...). I would love to see how you attached those flattened
>> glasses
>> to your
>> book. I guess the idea strikes me so much because it is a very
>> personalreflection of your day/life. When an outsider looks at your
>> gum
>> wrappers, she
>> only sees gum arappers, but you see what, who, where you were when
>> you
>> were
>> chewing th
>> at gum! For me, my art is made up of so much of my past
>> experiences
>> and it takes some time for them to reveal themselsves to me. But
>> you
>> have it all
>> right there! It sounds almost magical. If you ever post them
>> online,
>> please let
>> us know!
>> Christy
>> ---
>> Another project relates to artist's sketchbook. I wish the sketchbook
>> would work with me! It doesn't. So I've found one that does. I call it
>> my
>> stuff diaries.. its a cross between an artist's sketchbook, scrapbook
>> (clippings), journal (sort of), travel diary.. etc. This started in
>> 2002for me when I travelled to study in England, and it continues
>> today.
>> This process is a matter of filling sketchbooks, scrapbooks, old
>> books,with common and unique things found, personal traces,
>> wrappers from fast
>> food I ate, receipts, family photos, from the mundane, pop culture,
>> collages, etc. It seems to be an ongoing project.. This seems very
>> unartistic, since the media is not traditional except for the
>> sketchbook.
>> I collect things in my pockets and bags, at the end of the day they
>> areemptied, and later layer pages or begin new ones. It might have
>> come to
>> an
>> end recently because I've been living in the same place for a few
>> years,but it continues. I have some ideas about showing them, if it
>> happens..Its a curious thing for me, and interesting to look back
>> at the early
>> books. The feelings or memories are different much more direct and
>> surface
>> quickly about the grocery sto
>> res, the sidewalk, the city corner where I
> > picked up the flatten glasses. Very different than say the photo
>> album.I've become abit of a sketchbook/scrapbook hound as well so I
>> peruse
>> every
>> dollar shop for them so I have many choices to begin a new book.
>> enuf already, but thanks for the space to let some of this out.
>> Lesa
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