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Re: [teacherartexchange] familiar images


From: Jackie Brewer (jacjac2_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Feb 15 2007 - 11:24:37 PST

Thank you for sharing this information. I find the same thing you do.
 I will have more information to share in next two weeks but to move
from 2d to 3d, my students had to create a sculpture of their own
cartoon character, but each piece had to have a geometric form, TAKS
reinforcement. They had fun with this. I unfortunately had to have a
leave of absence so I will pick back up with this when I return. They
used posterboard and each piece had to have flaps to glue together. I
want to take them a step farther but will think about how to do this.
I could have had them choose a familiar characther but I wanted to see
their creativity.

On 2/15/07, <> wrote:
> I just do not let them use any copy written or registered trademarks. I
> find the kids are more creative, rather then using a familiar symbol,
> they have to come up with something unique. There is quite a bit of
> moaning and groaning at first, but eventually, they just get used to it
> and don't argue with me anymore.
> Laura Drietz
> Art Teacher
> Brookings Middle School
> E-mail
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> From: Jackie Brewer []
> Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2007 11:20 AM
> To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
> Subject: [teacherartexchange] familiar images
> What I am curious about in many examples I see using technology with art
> is the use of familiar images, such as the Nike symbol or Bart Simpson.
> Are teachers having students write for permission to use these symbols
> in works or art, or do they just let them do it. I am aware of one
> situation in a state competition that a student used Spiderman mixed
> with a self portrait. For all purposes, the artwork would have been
> disqualified but on the back of the work, along with the intent form,
> was a letter giving the student permission to use the work. In the long
> run, the person with the copyright,wanted a sample of the finsihed
> piece. I know that there are many views on what is permissible and what
> is not. As a teacher who does have Art and Technology use in the
> classroom, a lot, I try to make it a habit that if a student does wish
> to use a familiar icon, such as Spiderman, then they have to get
> permission to use it. Yes, it does take time but I feel in the long
> run, it also gives the student the chance to have contact with
> companies, artist, etc. and also provides insight into doing what is
> right.
> With all that being said, how do you as a teacher handle this.
> Me - students must have permission to use any familiar icons.
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Jackie Aust Brewer
Bryan, Texas 77802
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