Mcracker wrote: > > Hello! > School is looming as our year begins on Monday. In my middle school classes, > we usually begin the day with a "question of the day" and a vocab word to be > answered and defined by the kids in their sketcbook journals. The question is > usually (but not always) related to art and sometimes directly related to the > project we're working on. Some examples would be: > List as many different kinds of jobs that you can think of that artists might > do. > Where would you go to find art in LaCrosse? > What is the most important character trait for an artist to have? > Why have many people drawn or painted self portraits? > What do we do in our culture to make ourselves more beautiful or attrctive? > > Anyway, you probably get the drift. Lots of times these questions deal with > aesthetic concerns or with art criticism, in which case I might ask about a > work in progress that is displayed on the board. Sometimes we discuss their > answers, other times I respond in writing as I review their journals. My > question to you -- can you think of other interesting questions to ask kids? > I am sure that many minds would be far richer than just mine! Thanks in > advance for your ideas. The recent sculpure ideas were terrific! > Marcia Thompson > Middle School Art Teacher > West Salem, WI
My favorite questions to ask include:
1. How does an artist know when they are finished with the work?
2. What makes you happier, having your work hanging out where other
people can see it, or making a piece of art work that you really like and
keeping it all to yourself? Why?
3. Is art a group sport?
4. Art is........
5. From the moment you get up until you go to bed, you will be influenced
by something that has been designed by a designer. List as many of these
influences as possible. (for example the print on your sheets was
designed by a textile designer, the nightstand by a furniture designer,
the clock radio,,,etc.)
6. If money is no problem, how would you make this art room better? Now,
realistically, with a tight budget, how would you make this art room