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RE: [teacherartexchange] Artists books plus curriculum - Art, Books & Creativity


From: Diane Gregory (dianegregory2_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Dec 14 2007 - 14:01:22 PST

Hi Amy,

I don't have a written lesson plan. I do have an idea
for a lesson plan. An art teacher I knew in Iowa was
devoted to helping students think more creatively. He
often got his ideas from Nicholas Roukes and his book
Art Synectics. Anyway, he used the idea of combining
two things: in this case buttons and cities. His
students did marvelous perspective drawings of their
imaginary Button City. Of course they were junior
high students, but you might be able to adapt this
lesson for the 4th grade. They used graphite pencils
and learned about one and two point perspective and
combined it with original thinking by creating button
buildings inspired by every day buttons they found or
invented. They were great drawings and at the time I
thought this was a good way to introduce a sometimes
overwhelming seemingly technical subject like

Hope this helps.

--- "Feldman, Amy" <> wrote:

> Does anyone have a good lesson on cityscapes of 4th
> graders?
> Amy
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Judy Decker []
> Sent: Saturday, December 08, 2007 1:08 PM
> To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
> Subject: [teacherartexchange] Artists books plus
> curriculum - Art, Books
> & Creativity
> Dear Art Educators,
> Take a look at the curriculum materials from
> National Museum of Women
> in the Arts.
> Art, Books and Creativity:
> List of artists with links to web sites:
> If this is "deja vu" for you... My apologies for
> reposting. I know I
> saw this site sometime last week but don't remember
> posting it here.
> Dr. Craig Roland has it as the featured site on Art
> Education 2.0.
> This is what Craig wrote about it:
> Art, Books, and Creativity is a year-long arts
> curriculum developed by
> the National Museum of Women in the Arts that is
> designed to provide
> meaningful arts learning experiences while
> highlighting the natural
> connections between visual arts and language arts.
> --------------------------------------------------
> Enjoy,
> Judy Decker
> Incredible Art Department
> Incredible Art Resources
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