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Re: Real Life Art

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Linda Kelty (lckelty)
Thu, 12 Aug 1999 00:24:21 -0400

Design t-shirts and c.d. covers for their most school appropriate group.
Design clothing they would like to wear. Let them leave their mark at the
school with a school approved mural...their design competition. Develop
poster and cartooning units with practical applications, like for a school
or y event or something you hear them talking about. Use their
egocentricity to get them invested in to individual projects with an
immediate application that allows them to see a short term end result. Hook
them into it before you get too intense. Be laid back and easy with them,
looking for the least positive in each that you can build on. Don't give
up. Good luck. Linda
-----Original Message-----
From: Wizzlewolf <Wizzlewolf>
To: <>
Date: Tuesday, August 10, 1999 8:05 PM
Subject: Real Life Art

>OK all of you brilliant, creative, intelligent, ingenious art teachers,
>I have a scenario and a question,
>Suppose you have a hypothetical class of students that are extremely
>academically challenged, few will go to vocational school, and fewer will
>to college, if they graduate. If they come to school (some come only
>of court order), they are hostile and violent. They reject learning and
>like to come to any classes, even art. Most think art is stupid, feminine
>(?), and does not relate to their lives.
>What kind of art lessons would you teach to help them realize that art is
>relevant to their lives and future? (Other than how to design tattoos! LOL)

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