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Before I start coming up with wonderful ideas for the students to do I was
wondering how to adjust my art program so that developmentally there is a
difference between grade 10, 11, and 12. These are the only art courses in
the school I'm teaching in. I spoke with the teacher I am replacing and
the advice he gave me was based on the 1986 Ontario Curriculum Documents
that we still go by:
10 = Elements of Design
11 = Elements of Design & Composition
12 = Elements of design & Composition & Meaning / Content
Well....this seams alright on paper...but all asignments should have the
above in it...
Anyways, I have just started thinking about it all. It's a little
overwhelming. This teacher is being nice enough to send me a year outline
of how long each unit should take..but I hope to fit in things like paper
making, video production, computer art, writing of artist's statementsand,
contemporary art history and more focus on drawing and painting. The
trouble is that it is a semestered school and I have to cover drawing,
painting, print/photo, sculpture, and design......and at both the general
and advanced levels! So I need to distinguish which projects would be at
which grade level and class level. Thankfully, I am starting to see how
each project can be devided to different levels just by writing this all
out. Also I know that anything I plan this month isn't written in stone.
We may have projects given to us by the community that I will have ot fit
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Danielle's Knitting Frenzie!