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Lesson Plans

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


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

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