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Re:[teacherartexchange] teacherartexchange digest: August 05, 2011


From: Gweb Copeland (gwenda.copeland_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Aug 06 2011 - 06:10:50 PDT

We started our 1st full day yesterday (Friday). Looking for some way to use
the time "wisely" I remembered a video I'd purchased a couple of years ago
call "Deep Dive". Loved this the 1st time I saw it. It's short, around 25
minutes, but really shows the creative process, brainstorming, &
collaboration through a company called IDEO. They're asked to design a
better shopping cart.

There use to be clips of this on the web but not the complete show. I
purchased it through either the NBC or ABC web site - forgot which, but
it's a great video to show students & really sets up the idea of
collaboration, trial & error, all kinds of things the kids need to know in
an art room. Favorite phrase - Focused Chaos.

Subject: Re: teacherartexchange digest: August 04, 2011- new post
> From: Heidi McElroy <>
> Date: Fri, 05 Aug 2011 12:14:18 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 1
> Is anyone out there heading back to school this week ? Would be interested
> in how you start the year....some new icebreakers to get students excited
> about the new year in art (high school level).
> To start I will share what I did last year in Art 2....nautical name
> flags.
> Looking at nautical flags used as signals, students made their name as
> small
> flags (using colored chips from paint samples- colors were not true to
> nautical flags). We hung these as mobiles in the front foyer of the
> school.
> This was inspired by something I saw in the SAM (Seattle Arts Museum) gift
> shop.
> I like to start each class with an intriguing project which is successful
> for everyone and is fun. Look forward to your ideas. Heidi in VA

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