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Lesson Plans

Re: painting curriculum

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Teresa Tipton (tiptonist)
Thu, 30 Dec 1999 18:52:34 EAT

To engage more interest in color theory and color wheels, instead of having
students reproduce them, I do "shape paintings." Students "hide" the letters
of their names inside shapes that they freeform draw on paper. Each shape
has to have a different color. No color can be used twice. This activity
teaches color theory without the boredom of color wheels. When they mix a
color they like, they put it in their sketchbooks with a description of how
they mixed it.

As for teaching periods of art or artists, I have students "become" the
artist and come in to discuss their work. Sometimes they dress up for the
part, sometimes they do multimedia presentations - each student is different
and handles it differently. It's much more interesting and fun and teaches
the same skills as the model below.

Where are the contemporary artists and curricula? So many examples in this
listserve are from the 19th century.

Teresa Tipton
International School of Tanganyika, ltd.

Judie writes: For subject matter, have students choose a particular
>period/style in art history to represent and teach to the class--which will
>include some research and delivery skills on their part. I would make up a
>list to choose from--a large percentage of students seem to choose Van Gogh
>or an artist who is pretty well known
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