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>Performance Objectives: The students will learn about the advantages of
>a computer as an art tool vs. the use of conventional art tools.
>1. The history of computer graphics
>2. Learn how local artist are using computers to produce their art and
>3. Use current methods to produce their own computer graphics
Seems to me that you are covering a lot of territory here--you don't
indicate the time allowed....
The most dramatic--and hands on-- method of comparing the two mediums would
probably be to assign half of the class to do a project on the computer and
half to do the same thing in traditional media Or ask each person to do
two very similar projects -one in traditonal and the other on the
computer. The comparisons will point up not only differences in procedure,
time, thinking required, but also individual differences in response to
>why the mainsteam artists don't consider the computer to be a true art
There are still folk who don't consider photography an art
form!......Cameras and computers don't make art--artists do! My personal
web page below has some computer graphics done with Painter--and there are
may artists on the web....
You might want to check out the Missouri Art Education Association's web
site. I don't know whether it will help you specifically or not, but we're
trying to include lessons for the one (or no) computer classrom where a
lesson can be done in both traditional and computer media.
Hope this helps a bit.
Lily Kerns CWKerns
Art Teachers-- http://www.geocities.com/EnchantedForest/Dell/9575