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Lesson Plans

Art Clubs/Councils

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Amy Lewis (
Tue, 24 Feb 1998 09:03:14 -0600

My first recommendation is to boost your PR...plaster the
walls of the studios and hallways with flyers announcing
your next meeting. Bring in a guest lecturer...artist/gallery
owner/museum educator, etc. Offer ways for the "new
members" to become involved at the first
meeting...delegate committees, plan a "Fine Arts Week", a
lecture series, lunch with the Dean (get the pizza donated),
field trips, camping trips, leadership training. I was
president of the Fine Art Council at the University of
Texas for two years, and these are just a few of our
successful ventures. Although, I must be honest...often we
had a very small (10 people) turn-out for meetings. It's
just the way it is...but a strong core group of highly
motivated students resulted in programs which were
(usually) well attended and well accepted.

Also, have you considered expanding your group to a
"Fine Arts Council"? We found that the theater, dance
and music students brought a wealth of talents and
experiences to our group...something to think about!

Let me know if you have more questions or concerns.

Good Luck!

>>> "Brian Douglas" <bdouglas> 02/23/98
09:25pm >>>
Recently, I was voted in as an officer in our visual arts club
( this is college level). My problem is, I need some
suggestions on how to increase participation. Out of 200
art students, maybe we have 25 members. If 5 of us show
up for a meeting, we are doing really good! I plan to
sponsor a student art club when I begin teaching. So your
help will help me in the future as well.