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Re: Art Centers


Date: Wed Feb 25 2004 - 18:32:54 PST

If you go to the it is all about how several art
educators set up centers in their rooms. If this is a now and then event you might
want to use your centers to let your students "show what they know" about
what has been covered in the previous month. Our students need to apply their
new found knowledge in areas of usefulness to themselves before we can say that
they have really learned anything in my opinion. Some other versions: a
collection of drawing centers---with mechanical drawing materials in one,
anatomical information, charts, mannequins in another, all sorts of pencils and
erasers in another, charcoal, pen and ink-- you get the idea. Or you might want
to make simple centers for painting (watercolor is easiest) drawing, simple
sculpture (wire perhaps) collage, simple weaving. If you felt the need for some
direction you could suggest exploring color in each of these centers (a
suggestion from my friend Diane) It is fascinating and educational for the
teacher to see what students do when they are not told specifically what to do. I
am curious about the SCHOOL ARTS article; I am not a current subscriber. Can
you tell us more about it?
good luck!
 kathy douglas