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Re: year plan outline

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Mike Delaney (edelaney)
Mon, 3 Aug 1998 19:16:17 -0500

First of all it looks like my husband is writing this because the e-mail is
in his name. My name is Enola and I am writing in response to Danielle.
Danielle I teach in a school where we are lucky to have our courses divided
into media. I teach Ceramics and adv. ceramics and for the first time in
my 18 years of teaching I will teach drawing and adv. drawing and Painting.
I am not an expert but whatever you teach you will change your mind next
year. What I do is have a sketch day for all classes at the beginning of
the week no matter what class. The rest of the week our classes are longer
so i have a little art history and aesthetics and criticism along with the
art production during the same class period. I think you might want to
divide your areas into medias.

Some ideas:

Spend 3 weeks on drawing and drawing media.
3 weeks on sculpture and clay
3 weeks on fiber etc.
For each succedding year work with harder more compicated brojects.

Papermaking would be great for 10th grade along with collograph, relief
print,coiled basket weaving, plaster sculpture, beginning design
assignments. For tenth grade you could focus art history into cultures and
their crafts and into to drawing and painting techniques.

Then in the 11th grade you could go more indepth and have more advanced
project for instance clay projects not just a coil pot but a form made with
slabs, coil or combination and have the decoration be scrafito or

In 12th grade you could use the sight that someone posted earlier about the
art history. I went to that sight and they had the artists divided into
styles. You could gear your art with themes . example Peace. Look at
different artists that handle that theme. Robert Indiana, Look at his
sculpture and then look at the hard edge paintings. Look at the artist
that painted The Peaceable Kingdom. You get the idea, then have them
create their piece of artwork with Peace as the theme. For a sketch of the
day I had my students create a new peace symbol and a couple were so good
that their designs are painted as murals in the guidance department.

> From: Danielle Nicole Dubins <bluehour>
> To:
> Subject: year plan outline
> Date: Monday, August 03, 1998 8:51 AM
> Hi it's me the nubie art teacher again! :))
> Before I start coming up with wonderful ideas for the students to do I
> 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
> 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:
> Focus:
> 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
> 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
> in. :))
> Any advice?
> Join me for a cup of tea on my NEW WEB PAGE!
> Danielle's Knitting Frenzie!