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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