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Re: artsednet-digest V2 #69

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cojoka
Sat, 01 Feb 1997 12:59:25 -0800

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cojoka-artsednet-digest wrote:
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> artsednet-digest Friday, 31 January 1997 Volume 02 : Number 069
>
> This edition includes:
> Re: Blast from the past
> Preschool
> Re: A terrific new web resource in the arts
> Re: right/left
> Learning through Architecture
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> From: lharri03
> Date: Thu, 30 Jan 1997 19:23:38 -0800
> Subject: Re: Blast from the past
>
> Look up the author Mickelwaite (spelling is uncertain) There is a series of
> books for preschoolers called I Spy.... (using works of art for the pictures
> with the idea of hide and seek - I spy two birds etc.) The concepts are simple
> and very basic but the art reproductions are very good and many times the works
> are the less well-known. Many are modern art pieces and some I've never seen
> before.
> Good luck
> LH
>
> On Thu, 30 Jan 1997, Scurfield <scurfield> wrote:
> >Diane Gregory wrote:
> >>
> >> Scurfield wrote:
> >> >
> >> > Diane Gregory wrote:
> >> > >
> >> > > Scurfield wrote:
> >> > > >
> >> > > > Sidnie Miller wrote:
> >> > > > >
> >> > > > > Dear Carla--I borrowed a good camera from my mother. I don't think a
> >> > > > > point and shoot will be very good because the focal length is
> probably
> >> > > > > a default at about 3 feet min. You need to be able to focus at least
> >> > > > > 1-1/2 feet from the book since your photographs are probably less
> than
> >> > > > > 8x11". There are special lenses that would allow you to get closer
> >> > > > > but I don't own any. You need to find a likely subject to borrow
> from.
> >> > > > > Do you have a photo class in your school--or how about a newspaper or
> >> > > > > yearbook. Ask around the faculty room. You're bound to find one.
> You
> >> > > > > could get all your books together and do it all in a day--or maybe
> get
> >> > > > > the camera owner to assist. Sid
> >> > > > >
> >> > > > > ###########################
> >> > > > > # Sidnie Miller #
> >> > > > > # Elko Junior High School #
> >> > > > > # 777 Country Club Drive #
> >> > > > > # Elko, NV 89801 #
> >> > > > > # 702-738-7236 #
> >> > > > > ###########################
> >> > > > >
> >> > > > > On Wed, 22 Jan 1997, carla harwitt wrote:
> >> > > > >
> >> > > > > > Anyone know of a least expensive, effective camera to buy to make
> slides?
> >> > > > > > I personally own a "point-n-shoot" 35mm but I understand you have
> to have
> >> > > > > > the kind you can focus. I'd appreciate any info. Thanks. - Carla
> H.
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > > On Wed, 22 Jan 1997, Sidnie Miller wrote:
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > > > Dear Su, have you ever considered making your own slides? Just
> get
> >> > > > > > > your camera with slide film and take your favorite art books
> outside
> >> > > > > > > on a nice sunny day. Get a steel bar or something heavy to hold
> >> > > > > > > everything nice and flat. If you can't get in close enough you
> >> > > > > > > can use black electrical tape to mask in your slide to the good
> parts.
> >> > > > > > > My homemade ones aren't the best, but I usually make up for
> sloppy
> >> > > > > > > technique by my enthusiasm talking about works I really like. A
> long
> >> > > > > > > time ago the librarian and I wrote a grant to get a set of 500
> slides--
> >> > > > > > > the ones in the catalogs. They're great and everything but I
> probably
> >> > > > > > > only use 60 of them--and try to find slides of great
> installations or
> >> > > > > > > Andy Goldsworthy work. It still costs you, but maybe your
> principal
> >> > > > > > > will be willing to pay for film and development--it makes them
> sound
> >> > > > > > > soooo cheap to refuse when you're doing all the work!! Sid
> >> > > > > > >
> >> > > > > > > ###########################
> >> > > > > > > # Sidnie Miller #
> >> > > > > > > # Elko Junior High School #
> >> > > > > > > # 777 Country Club Drive #
> >> > > > > > > # Elko, NV 89801 #
> >> > > > > > > # 702-738-7236 #
> >> > > > > > > ###########################
> >> > > > > > >
> >> > > > > > >
> >> > > > > >Hello Sidnie--
> >> > > > Another excellent source for slides and other visual resources
> >> > > > is the extension service of the National Gallery of Art. I quote from
> >> > > > the booklet accompanying the teacher's packet, "The Inquiring Eye:
> >> > > > European Renaissance Art"--
> >> > > > Extension Programs (films, videocassettes, teaching packets,
> >> > > > color slide program and video discs) are available from the National
> >> > > > Gallery of Art on a free loan basis. A free catalogue, listing all
> >> > > > current programs and describing procedures for ordering materials may
> be
> >> > > > obtained by writing to the Department of Education Resources, Extension
> >> > > > Programs Section, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.20565
> >> > > >
> >> > > > The loan from Washington is free; you only have to pay
> >> > > > for return postage. They seem to be generous with their loan period.
> >> > > > Depending on where you live, there are also regional "satellites"
> >> > > > of the National Gallery's program which loan to local communities. The
> >> > > > Wichita Art Museum and The St. Louis Art Museum are two of which I am
> >> > > > aware. There must be many more. I'm sure the National Gallery could
> >> > > > inform you as to which satellite is closest to you.
> >> > > >
> >> > > > I've found their programs to be excellent, especially the three
> >> > > > "Inquiring Eye" (Renaissance, Impressionism and American Art) teacher
> >> > > > packets.
> >> > > >
> >> > > > Art Museums often have teacher workshops which provide teacher packets
> >> > > > (often with slides) for those who attend. I think it is the Los
> Angeles
> >> > > > County Museum of Art which has "Evenings for Educators". The Wichita
> >> > > > Art Museum has teacher workshops several times a year. The next one is
> >> > > > Saturday, February 8, 10:30 a.m. to noon, for the "Shaker: The Art of
> >> > > > Craftsmanship" exhibition. The first 60 persons who register and
> attend
> >> > > > will receive a free teacher's packet.
> >> > > >
> >> > > > Finally, many museums offer teacher packets of their collections for
> >> > > > sale for almost less cost than making your own. I have several from
> the
> >> > > > Cleveland Museum of Art and the St. Louis Museum of Art which were very
> >> > > > reasonable. The address for the Cleveland Museum of Art is
> >> > > > Department of Education
> >> > > > Cleveland Museum of Art
> >> > > > 1150 East Boulevard
> >> > > > Cleveland, Ohio 44106
> >> > > > 216/421-7340, x462
> >> > > >
> >> > > > Many art museum gift shops sell individual slides for practically at
> >> > > > cost.
> >> > > >
> >> > > > Sincerely,
> >> > > > Marcia Scurfield
> >> > > > 1100 Partridge Circle
> >> > > > Derby, KS 67037
> >> > >
> >> > > Hi Marcia!
> >> > >
> >> > > I read your comments above and thought you provided some very
> >> > > useful information. Thanks.
> >> > >
> >> > > Just wanted to say hi and tell you I think of you often and wonder
> >> > > how you are doing.
> >> > >
> >> > > Cheers,
> >> > >
> >> > > Diane
> >> > >
> >> > > --
> >> > > Diane C. Gregory, Ph.D.
> >> > > Associate Professor of Art Education
> >> > > Art Education and Technology Specialist
> >> > > Department of Art & Design
> >> > > Southwest Texas State University
> >> > > San Marcos, TX 78666
> >> > > 512-245-2611 (Art Office)
> >> > > 512-245-3768 (Private Office)
> >> > > 512-707-1864 (Home)
> >> > > dianegregory
> >> >
> >> > Hi Diane,
> >> > So nice to get your personal note. Are you going to New
> >> > Orleans?
> >> > I'm teaching two sections of elementary art methods this
> >> > semester at WSU, Art History II (Renaissance to Impressionism) at
> >> > Friends and Art Appreciation at Cowley County Community College, so it's
> >> > going to be real busy. How about you?
> >> > Hope all is well in Sunny Texas!--Marcia
> >>
> >> Hi Marcia,
> >>
> >> Great to hear from you again and so soon. Texas has been
> >> anything but sunny these last few days. I have actually had to turn
> >> the heat up. Brrrrrr..
> >>
> >> Sounds like you are very busy. I hope happy too. Don't forget to
> >> make time for yourself.
> >>
> >> I am teaching 3 classes this semester. I am teaching a new course
> >> called Art Learning and Digital Media.
> >>
> >> It is really an art ed classs dealing with how to use technology. I
> >> am writing an Apple Grant with some high school teachers.
> >>
> >> I just bought my first home and I love it.
> >>
> >> Yes, I am going to New Orleans. I am not presenting. I will have
> >> some time to actually enjoy the conference.
> >>
> >> Look forward to seeing you in New Orleans. Let me hear from
> >> you again.
> >>
> >> Cheers,
> >>
> >> Diane
> >> --
> >> Diane C. Gregory, Ph.D.
> >> Associate Professor of Art Education
> >> Art Education and Technology Specialist
> >> Department of Art & Design
> >> Southwest Texas State University
> >> San Marcos, TX 78666
> >> 512-245-2611 (Art Office)
> >> 512-245-3768 (Private Office)
> >> 512-707-1864 (Home)
> >> dianegregory
> >
> >Hi Diane! YOU sound busy! You may be interested to know (as my former
> >research class instructor) that I have a reasearch question that I am
> >burning to answer. Since you were here, the Center for the Arts has
> >developed an arts-based preschool, the Creative Child Center. I think
> >that Cindy Marion (a very creative woman in drama, music and visual
> >arts) is behind it. I visited the other day and although the children
> >weren't there, I was quite impressed with what I saw in the room. I
> >would love to do a long term study comparing the effects on children in
> >this type of preschool to a Montessori school and a more traditional
> >approach. Anybody out there have any input as to other studies or
> >literature I should investigate?
> > Also, regarding art and preschool, I saw a presentation at the
> >NAEA (Chicago?) conference about creating interactive preschool boxes
> >based on works of art from the Toledo Museum of Art. We have been
> >funded to create some of these at the Wichita Art Museum for the Art
> >Resource Center (another one of my projects since you left), so now we
> >are going from dream to reality. Again, does anyone have any sources
> >for me? The basic premise is to begin with a very sturdily
> >mounted/laminated reproduction from the collection and create an
> >interactive kit around it with stories, music, toys, costumes, etc. for
> >children to explore the themes, art concepts, etc. The boxes would
> >be checked out by the preschools for about a month at a time. For
> >artworks I think Mary Cassatt's "Mother and Child", Charles Russell's
> >"Indian Buffalo Hunt" and John Stuart Curry's "Kansas Cornfield" are
> >naturals, as well as Stuart Davis's "Bass Rocks No. 1" to explore the
> >concept of shapes. I'm very excited about working on this one.
> > Anyone know of any creative art in the preschool books of which
> >I should be aware?
> >
> >
>
> ------------------------------
>
> From: Ellyn Wenk <ellyn>
> Date: Thu, 30 Jan 1997 22:32:35 -0600
> Subject: Preschool
>
> Does anyone out there have ideas or resources on Preschool art. I
> just started teaching them and I am learning as I go. all ideas will
> help.
> Ellyn
>
> ------------------------------
>
> From: carla harwitt <charwitt.us>
> Date: Thu, 30 Jan 1997 20:34:53 -0800 (PST)
> Subject: Re: A terrific new web resource in the arts
>
> Oops! I meant to ask if your website was the same thing as www.thinker.org
> (not "thing.org").
> - -Carla in LA
>
> On Thu, 30 Jan 1997, Robert M. Jaffe @ CSSSA wrote:
>
> > You wrote:
> >
> > >Robert - This looks like the same website as www.thing.org. Am I right or
> > >is there some difference? - Carla in LA
> >
> > The sites are different.
> >
> > <http://www.famsf.org/index.html> is the web site for the Fine Arts Museums
> > of San Francisco. As such, it's database is drawn exclusively from the
> > collections of San Francisco's Asian Art Museum, the DeYoung Museum and The
> > Palace of The Legion of Honor.
> >
> > "The Thing" is an Art Magazine.
> >
> > Both sites are worthwhile.
> >
> >
> >
> > Robert M. Jaffe, Director
> > California State Summer School for the Arts
> > 2012 H Street, Suite 201
> > Sacramento, CA 95814-3110
> > (916) 445-8919
> > rjaffe
> > http:www.csssa.org
> >
> >
> >
>
> ------------------------------
>
> From: "Clair/Lily Kerns" <CWKerns>
> Date: Fri, 31 Jan 1997 06:22:10 -0600
> Subject: Re: right/left
>
> > Subject: Mixed-up brain? Never!
> >
> > (I believe
> > >these left handers have their right/left brain functions reversed.)
> > >Lily
> > .............................................
> >
> > Wrong!!!! Didn't you know only left-handers are in their right minds!!!!!
> >
> > Later.............
> >
> > Bunki Kramer
>
> Sorry, Bunki! If you asked my kids, they'd tell you that I've _never_
> been in my right mind--and I'm as right handed as they come. You may have
> something there.......
>
> Any way, as I understand it, the left handers who write with a "normal "
> writing position (rather than the twisted and writing from above
> position--and believe me it's easier to do the penmanship that way for a
> right hander doing it with the left).......Boy, I hope no English teacher
> is reading this sentence.......Anyway, these lefties (who are only a small
> percentage), as I understand it, have been shown to use the right
> hemisphere for logical thought and the left hemisphere for their creative
> thinking. My simple experimenting would seem to indicate that this is
> the case and that the handwriting position is a fairly reliable indicator.
> It would be interesting to know which brain organization all the truly
> creative lefties through the centuries have possessed.
>
> Lily
>
> ------------------------------
>
> From: Linda Braley <lsb>
> Date: Fri, 31 Jan 1997 11:37:39 -0500
> Subject: Learning through Architecture
>
> We've created a web site to help teacher use architecture to teach basic
> subject material, K-12. <http://whyy.org/aie/aie.html>
>
> We will be looking for teachers who are interested in participating in
> an on-line project. We will provide on-line architectural support
> helping participating teachers to find the resources and help develop
> idea you may need to do built environment education in your classroom.
> We will begin a search in the next few months to find 4 teachers who are
> currently using the internet to support their classroom work and would
> be interested in participating in this project.
>
> The first year of this project was made possible by the Corporation for
> Public Broadcasting and WHYY, Philadelphia's local public broadcasting
> station. We have received a grant from the National Endowment for the
> Arts to continue this project.
>
> Please take a look at the site and let us know if you have an interest
> in participating in the project this Fall 1997.
>
> Below is a brief description of the project and the Architecture in
> Education Program.
>
> Thank you - Linda Braley, Architect, Web Master
> Architecture in Education
> Foundation for Architecture, Philadelphia
>
> - -------
>
> The Foundation for Architecture's Architecture in Education Program in
> collaboration with WHYY, the local public broadcasting station, is
> developing this web site to help teachers, everywhere, use the built
> environment to teach in their classroom. We are working with teachers
> this on projects which will be incorporated into the web site as they
> progress. This project is being funded by the Corporation for Public
> Broadcasting. This is one of only three grants given across the
> country.
>
> The Architecture in Education's approach to teaching is through
> transdisciplinary hands-on, interactive project focusing on the built
> environment as a laboratory which is immediate and personal to the
> students daily lives. This approach gets the students physically
> involved in learning what elements make up a community, how design
> effects human behavior, how the natural and built worlds effect each
> other in different climates and cultures, and how individuals can and do
> influence their environment.
>
> Activities are developed based on solving problems and promoting
> critical thinking skills in math, science and the humanities. Built
> environment education focuses on materials, structures, buildings,
> streets, neighborhoods, communities and cities. The built environement
> is a laboratory of adventures ready for kids to explore.
>
> ------------------------------
>
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