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

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From: jjennifer west (jenniferjoycewest_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Dec 17 2007 - 19:48:28 PST


I'm curious about the details of this because I hate
teaching perspective for this very reason. I find it
very technical and boring, especially for me to do
over and over again. But, I'm not exactly picturing
this, could you elaborate on how he did this a bit
more?

Thanks.
--- Diane Gregory <dianegregory2@verizon.net> wrote:

> 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
> perspective.
>
> Hope this helps.
>
> Diane
> --- "Feldman, Amy" <AmyF@susd12.org> wrote:
>
> >
> > Does anyone have a good lesson on cityscapes of
> 4th
> > graders?
> > Amy
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Judy Decker [mailto:judy.decker@gmail.com]
> > 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:
> > http://www.artbookscreativity.org/
> >
> > List of artists with links to web sites:
> > http://www.artbookscreativity.org/resources.html
> >
> > 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
> > http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/
> > Incredible Art Resources
> >
>
http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/middle/
> >
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