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Re: [teacherartexchange] Independent project for Middle School - Elements/Principles


From: Judy Decker (jdecker4art_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Aug 14 2009 - 07:50:39 PDT

Greetings Tina (and all),

An excellent Elements/Principles project would be a poster design for
a cause the students feel passionate about. We often hear that
students today are apathetic. "We" can change that! "We" (art
teachers) have the power to make them care.

Writing more details about this lesson would take me a lot of time
(smile). I have many "Invisible art" ideas/lessons already posted on
the web (Lessons I wrote that never materialized - or at least I never
found out about it if they did). My favorite "Invisible Art" lesson to
date is the Blue Man one I wrote about.

Please do not post a reply to this to Getty list asking for more. If
you want to hear more, ask me at my Yahoo address that is posted on
Incredible Art Department.

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Call me "controlling" if you wish (smile). Many do.


Judy Decker

On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 9:31 AM, Tina Vercelli wrote:
> I want to implement a requirement for my middle school students to complete
> an independent art project each quarter. The project should show that they
> understand the concepts that are focused on during that quarter. The project
> would be assigned to them at the beginning of the quarter and they would
> work on it in their free time. I have one for Art history, one for art
> media, but I'm stuck for one for the elements/principles. Any suggestions?

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