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Lesson Plans

Re: art and creative writing

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Kathrine L Walker (klwalk)
Mon, 19 Feb 1996 08:51:33 -0600 (CST)

One assignment that I've had good luck with is "autobiographies" Using
the museum's portait collections, students write a short autobiography -
pretending they are the person in the portrait. They have to use the
hints in the portrait to give vital statistics - name, age, where they
are from, profession, monetary status, etc. Other questions to answere
include personality traits, what they are thinking about, how they feel
about the portrait - what they like or dislike about the way the artist
painted them.
They are often lots of hints in the portrait - e.g. books might mean the
sitter is educated, teaches, practices law, etc. Homefurnishings
indicate monetary status.
Kathrine Walker, Beach Museum of Art, Kansas State University

On Fri, 16 Feb 1996, Stephanie Hicklin wrote:

> Our art teacher is looking for ideas for creative writing assignments for
> her seventh graders after a visit to the local art museum. We hope some of
> you would be willing to share your ideas. Thank you.
> Stephanie Hicklin
> Library Media Specialist
> Badger Middle School
> 710 S. Main St.
> West Bend, WI 53095