PS. I just thought of something that came up when I was helping Cultural
Affairs with this. We don't put the Text of the TEKS on the flyer just
the numbers #####ArtGrade 4III(a)(1)(A)for example. But we do use key
words and phrases from them in our discription if we can without it
sounding like gobably gook.
MR THOMAS J COURTNEY wrote:
> Hi, Julia Courtney from Springfield Museums. Thanks for all your
> wonderful ideas. Another question for you all to ponder. I am working
> on a Storytelling Tour for one of our two art musuems. I plan to have
> the tour stop at different paintings and artifacts through out the
> museum, using them to tell or create stories and using storytelling
> as away to interpret works of art. Beginning wth warm-up activities
> to introduce storytelling and prove that everyone is a storyteller
> (pass the face, tell a 1 minute story about..., etc.), and leading up
> to creating an original small group story and then a body sculpture
> depicting the story. Topics or subject matter will be suggested to
> spark ideas (example: worst day of school, something disturbing in
> the society, best birthday, current events, ). The other groups will
> interpret the sculpture and then students can reveal the story that
> they intended. I plan to have the students "find" the stories in
> paintings on their own, by using a clip board and list of questions
> such as: Who is the main character of this painting? What happened
> before this scene? How does color, line, shape, composition, reveal
> elements of the story? How is the mood depicted? What is the mood?
> etc..I would also like to spend time in our studios letting students
> paint their story in mural form. We try to create tours that fill the
> needs of teachers in a variety of disciplines, as we are aware that
> teachers usually have to justify their field trips. Would art
> teachers be interested in this? I think Language Arts and English
> teachers will be. Any suggestions? I am hoping to hit the middle
> school crowd, as we don't have a lot of offerings for that age group.
> Thanks in advance.