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Re: art and creative writing

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Leon R. Nuell (lrnuell)
Mon, 19 Feb 1996 14:14:00 -0600 (CST)

An extension of this as done by a second grade classroom teacher was to
have his kids write autobiographies for "creatures" they would "become".
The point is that they studied frogs, newts, snakes, butterflies and so
on and so forth, developed an understanding of the "creature" wrote their
bio and then illustrated. Remarkable results....and not from an art
teacher, either. Not a direct response to the initial query, but a
worthwhile procedure.

On Mon, 19 Feb 1996, Kathrine L Walker wrote:

> 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
> >