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Re: New Arts Education URL (Pete Gomes)

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Jeff Young (jyoung)
Mon, 2 Dec 1996 12:02:50 CST6CDT


Carol wrote:
>.I must have missed the original posting, but recently I had a group of
>fourth grade students paint with no assignment. I gave them the primary
>colors and told them to have fun. This was a lead in to a structured
>painting project we were doing next. What I was trying to do was show
>them that sometimes just putting the paint on the paper was so exciting
>that when we begin painting something representational the process gets
>in the way (am I making sense?), so that day we could just enjoy the
>feeling of the brush laden with paint sliding over the paper, puddle the
>colors together and it wouldn't matter (and learning about color would
>happen). The kids loved it and couldn't wait to take them home. I think
>it was a valuable lesson. Carol

Carol,

How did this introduction work then in relation to the following
lesson? How did the kids react? Did you feel the lessons as a whole
were beneficial to the students and did the lessons complement each
other?

Jeff
Jeff Young
Assistant Professor, Art Education
University of Central Arkansas
Department of Art
201 Donaghey
Conway, AR 72035
jyoung