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Re: [teacherartexchange] Integrating school themes with art

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From: Jackie Brewer (jacjac2_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Aug 31 2011 - 03:56:42 PDT


For space how about something like a futuristic space museum in
perspective with a theme (exhibit) from current times. Could take it
farther with giving each student a different timed period.

Jackie Brewer
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On Aug 31, 2011, at 12:12 AM, Maggie White <mwhite139@cox.net> wrote:

> Hi, everyone,
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> My new position in Muscat, Oman starts in just ten days. The school works around various themes throughout the year and I'm a little stumped at how to integrate some of them with art without resorting to cheesy poster design units. It appears we are not obligated to incorporate all of them (whew!). Was wondering if any of you have some ideas.
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> The first theme is Space: 50 Years of Human Space Flight. I don't want to do a literal interpretation of planets/astronauts/etc but was thinking around the element of space.
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> Next is National Identity. Not sure I want to touch this one, being so new here.
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> Then there's Caring for the Environment. Recycled art seems obvious; any ideas that aren't so obvious?
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> Next is Leadership. Here I was thinking of something along the lines of Ken Schwab's weave drawings. The students would learn gridding techniques to draw a portrait of a leader, then do another drawing of that person's life/accomplishments/iconic symbols, and then they would cut both into strips to weave together. Any suggestions here?
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> Consumerism/Media. No ideas.
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> Science/Technology. Think I'll skip this one.
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> Health. No ideas.
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> Feed the World. The Empty Bowls Project came to mind immediately, but there's no kiln available.
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> If you have any top-of-the-head ideas for any of these, I would greatly appreciate them!
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