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michelle price (mmprice)
Sat, 20 Feb 1999 23:47:39 PST


Would anybody like to tell me why art history is important in teaching
art?

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>artsednet-digest Saturday, February 20 1999 Volume 02 : Number
1255
>
>
>
>This edition includes :
>Re: yearbook ideas (doing work for community groups)
>MEANING AND SIZE
>Re: catch up & storing emails???
>SUN MOTIF
>Glaze recipe
>Re: Re: catch up & storing emails???
>Re: SUN MOTIF
>Akureyri School of Visual Arts
>cleaning candle wax off of my kiln
>virus
>Re: SUN MOTIF
>Re:Noise
>Re: art room discipline-long post
>Re: art room discipline-long post
>RE: secondary exhibits
>
>----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 17:18:54 -0600
>From: "Debbie Nicholas" <dnick>
>Subject: Re: yearbook ideas (doing work for community groups)
>
>Along with my art classes I teach a computer graphics class and these
kids
>would really like to opportunity to work on a project for a non-profit
>organization. I also believe it would be a great experience.
>
>
>Debbie Nicholas
>Linden-Kildare Jr. High
>102 N. Taylor
>Linden, TX 75563
>dnick
>
>"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to
>remain an artist once he grows up."
> - Pablo Picasso
>
>------------------------------
>
>Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 17:44:37 -0600
>From: churchilljhs.edu (Churchill Junior High School)
>Subject: MEANING AND SIZE
>
> I'm joining this discussion in the middle, so may be repeating
>observations of others, but
>one of my all-time favorite works of art is Christos' "Running Fence".
>Talk about size!
>It requires permission from a long series of landowners and involved
whole
>communities in
>art questions and allowed people to view and consider the landscape it
ran
>through/across/over/atop/along/with. You could even hear it "singing"
as
>the wind played the links and wires. It was superb.
>
>.Churchill Junior High School
>905 Maple Avenue
>Galesburg, IL 61401
>E-mail: churchilljhs.edu
>Phone: 309-342-3129
>Fax: 309-342-4728
>
>------------------------------
>
>Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 20:39:48 EST
>From: MarshArt
>Subject: Re: catch up & storing emails???
>
>In a message dated 2/19/99 10:34:01 AM Eastern Standard Time,
>acarolan.us writes:
>
>> Don't you print the emails you love? I do and now I'
>> m trying to find the time to file them in a book.
>Maybe someone out there knows more details
>> for storing?????
>
>
>I pint a lot of our emails for future reference. I have a file drawer
in my
>desk that I now use arranged by categories to put the emails in. Some
of the
>categories are: Drawing [with sub-categories like cartooning,
perspective
>etc}., Painting, 3-D {which has sub files like clay, paper sculpture],
>collage, Fiber arts, Printmaking, Art appreciation and history, multi-
>cultural, curriculum, class management, advocacy and philosophy,
Inspiration.
>
>I have found that it makes it easy to file because it isn't too
specific to
>boggle down and yet I can sift through and get my hands on what I need.
Many
>times the drawer serves as a "lesson suggestion" place where I can get
>information to fine tune my lessons.
>
>I really get so much out of your input, folks. I feel you have
contributed to
>making me a better teacher and you are all so eager to help whenever I
need a
>boost. THANKS y'all.
>
>Marsha
>
>------------------------------
>
>Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 23:41:22 -0400
>From: Sara Gustafson <britgirl>
>Subject: SUN MOTIF
>
>Hi everyone,
>
>I'm really frustrated and hope you might be able to help me! I am
>teaching a teacher renewal class at the local community college, called
>"Circles and Shapes and SUNS, oh my!!" (These are primary teachers,
day
>care providers, etc.) We will be making terracotta suns, and
exploring
>different media for creating sun images with circles and triangles and
>other shapes. I have my plans together, but started wondering about
>the iconography of the sun. How long has it been around? Is there a
>history of the sun in art? I want to learn more about sun motifs.
>
>I started researching on the internet. Of course I know about the
>Ancient Egyptians, and the Incas and Aztecs.....but I want to know
MORE!
>This is killing me, I can't find much at all. I have looked in the Art
>History Research Centre, and all over the blinking internet- nothing!
Or
>not much, rather. Not what I want! I have used keywords such as sun
>masks, sun history, sun and art etc. Does anyone have any ideas, or
>know of any books?
>
>Also, I have started a list of sun words, corny and not so corny
>phrases. This is something I can use with my students as a
>brainstorming session! Care to add to the list?! Thanks for any
>input/suggestions!!
>
>
>Kingdom of the Sun the sun in all its glory sunshine
>sunflower Sunday the rising sun.......sun worshippers.......face
>of the sun.....sun always rises.....Sun King Louis
>IV.......sundial......sun temple......you are my sunshine....in the
>shadow of the sun....surf'n'sun.............
>
>
>Thanks!!
>
>Sara Gustafson
>Northwoods Elementary School
>Jacksonville, NC.
>
>------------------------------
>
>Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 23:00:01 -0500
>From: "Verrette" <vee>
>Subject: Glaze recipe
>
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>Can someone out there find me an easy and great looking copper matt =
>glaze for a raku firing ? I'm wondering if it would be easier making =
>one from scratch or to order a dry premixed one. I recently saw some
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>an A.R.T. catalogue and wonder if this is the way to go. Any =
>suggestions would be helpful. Thanks
>Vee from MA.=20
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>
>Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 23:12:34 EST
>From: Gail1611
>Subject: Re: Re: catch up & storing emails???
>
>I like your idea for storing ideas. When I print out , I use paper that
>already has the 3 holes in it so I can put it in a binder. Gail
>
>------------------------------
>
>Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 23:18:11 -0500
>From: lindacharlie <lindacharlie>
>Subject: Re: SUN MOTIF
>
>Sara Gustafson wrote:
>>
>> teaching a teacher renewal class at the local community college,
called
>> "Circles and Shapes and SUNS, oh my!!" (These are primary teachers,
day
>> care providers, etc.) ... Does anyone have any ideas, or
>> know of any books?
>
>Sara, here is an excerpt from my letter to Rosa on artsednet from a
>November 27 discussion:
>Your mention of the winter sun reminded me of a story I heard on Nat'l
>Public Radio several years ago. This was a Kdg. class from an Inuit
>school in Alaska. Apparently there is an Eskimo/Inuit custom of
>welcoming the sun back after the long, dark winter. The K's prepared
for
>the "return of the sun" by making 2-sided sun masks: stapling 2 paper
>plates to a stick which is held in the hand so that the mask could be
>quickly turned from one face to the other. On one side the sun was dark
>with it's eyes closed; the other side, bright sun with eyes open. Just
>before the sun was to break over the horizon for the first time in many
>months, the class assembled outside and faced the dawn with their dark
>side masks up. At the moment the sun appeared they twirled their masks
>around and cheered the dawn. This happy anouncement was followed by a
>well-practiced kindergarten chorus of the song "You are My Sunshine."
>Even on the radio, it was adorable! Perhaps you are already aware of
>this custom, but I thought I would share it with you
>>
>> ...a list of sun words, corny and not so corny
>> phrases. .
>
>land of the midnight sun
>when sunny gets blue (old song by Johnny Mathis)
>sunshine on my shoulders (John Denver)
>Sunny Side of the Street
>a day without orange juice is like a day without sunshine
>sun up/sundown
>east of the sun and west of the moon
>the House of the Rising Sun
>s. never sets on the British Empire
>where the sun don't shine (sorry about that one :)
>nothing under the sun
>sittin in the sun
>raisin in the sun
>sunbeam
>sunburn
>sunny side up
>
>Linda in gray, cold, Michigan
>
>------------------------------
>
>Date: Sat, 20 Feb 1999 11:31:00 -0500
>From: rojul (Rosa Juliusdottir)
>Subject: Akureyri School of Visual Arts
>
>Someone asked me the other day for the url of the Akureyri School of
Visual
>Arts. Unfortunately I seem to have lost their address. Hoping they read
>this here is the url:
>http://www.myndak.is/
>Hope this gets to whoever wanted it.
>Best regards from the far north, Rosa
>
>------------------------------
>
>Date: Sat, 20 Feb 1999 08:52:15 EST
>From: MCCon513
>Subject: cleaning candle wax off of my kiln
>
>Wow, yesterday was my day from hell! My middle school kids were given
a break
>out day. Some went to a movie, skiing, cosmic bowling, and some took
mini
>craft classes in basket weaving, hemp necklaces, baking, building bird
houses,
>etc... The kids had a terrific day, but mine-awful. I taught
candlemaking
>and the molds we were given from a local candlemaking company all had
leaks in
>them. So now there is wax eveywhere. Luckily, I had many sweet
coworkers
>come in and help me scrape it up. However, one of the roasters was
sitting
>directly on top of my kiln, and now has wax all down the side and
melted into
>the dents and cracks-it's thirty years old and has seen better
days-Anyway, if
>I fire this thing am I going to start a fire on the outside of it with
the
>wax? Does anyone have any ideas for realistic molds? I have $50 worth
of wax
>and some leaky molds. Luckily I had some paper cups that we used
instead, but
>the shape isn't right...ideas?
> Susan in Amana
>
>------------------------------
>
>Date: Sat, 20 Feb 1999 09:04:49 -0500
>From: kprs <KPRS>
>Subject: virus
>
>I got a virus Happy 99Internet worm.
>
>I got rid of my virus. thanks to Norton Utilities.
>
>But, wanted you all to know. Don't open up any attachments on an
email,
>unless in the text of the email the person tells you they are sending
>you an attachment.. This was an attachment to an innocent person's
>email. Looked harmless. wasn't. The virus attaches itself to
someone's
>email without them knowing.
>
>I'm just posting this just in case one of my emails came with a
>surprise. Sorry.
>
>San D
>
>------------------------------
>
>Date: Sat, 20 Feb 1999 07:04:29 -0800 (PST)
>From: "Gary D. LaTurner" <garyl>
>Subject: Re: SUN MOTIF
>
>It's difficult and I can't resist, sorry: Where the sun don't shine
>I won't do it again, but never give up, The Sun also Rises.
>Gary
>
>------------------------------
>
>Date: Wed, 17 Feb 1999 22:29:31 +0000
>From: "Lisa R. Harman" <lharman>
>Subject: Re:Noise
>
>> --- I also put the word "NOISE" up
>> on the board for every class. If there is any yelling,loud
talking,etc.
>> I have a student erase a letter from the end of the word. The
students are told that if we get to "NO", that means no more art.
>
>
>I love the "Noise" idea! Can't wait to try it myself! Thanks for the
>idea!
>
>Lisa from PA
>
>------------------------------
>
>Date: Sat, 20 Feb 1999 07:40:51 PST
>From: "Michelle H. Harrell" <mmhar>
>Subject: Re: art room discipline-long post
>
>>Does anyone out there have any tips on classroom management for the
>>art room?
>
>I'm still a newbie (2nd year teaching art/middle school) but I've
>observed and talked to some awesome art teachers and have put their
>ideas into my own plan. I have tried something new with every new
group
>of students and improve on what works. Although the art room is unique
>in many ways, I find Harry Wong's "First Days of School" applicable to
>any subject matter or grade level.
>
>During the first week of class, we dwell heavily on rules and
>procedures. I have them (and their parents) sign a contract on the
>first day so that they not understand the rules but understand why we
>have them. My rules are very generalized like "respect" but we discuss
>what it means- no put downs, even to your own work, etc.
>Every class period is broken up into 4 parts:
>
>- -Bell Work: posted when they come in. Usually 5 min. This is when I
take
>roll, catch up absentee students, and pass out work & supplies.
>- -Directions and Discussions: The only time I talk. "Eyes on me and
>pencils down" before I begin. This is sometimes longer when I give a
>demonstration. I don't talk until they are quiet and show me "eyes"
and
>"pencils."
>- -Studio: I reward them with their own favorite music and being able
to
>talk while they work. Sometimes, I might start studio with
>"intense drawing" or a few minutes of working without talking.
>- -Clean-up/ Closure
>
>What works for me is to use talking and music as a reward for good
>behavior. If it is too loud at any time, I say "Strike 1, .. strike
>2...strike 3.. and then give them 5 minutes of silent art which they
>serve during their studio time. Class rewards and punishments do not
>always work. For individual students, I give 2 warnings and then lunch
>detention and a phone call home. Most of them really hate to miss their
>social time to serve lunch detention.
>
>Good luck- I'd love to hear others!
>
>Michelle H. Harrell
>mmhar
>North Garner Middle School
>Garner, North Carolina
> _____
> / \
> ( ) "Art is the form of the picture that has come
> ! ^ ^ ! into being through the nerves, heart,
> ^! * * ! ^ brain, and eye of man."
> ! \ ^ / ! -Edvard Munch
> ( ( 0 ) ) 1907
> \ --- /
> \ ! ! /
>
>
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>Date: Sat, 20 Feb 1999 11:39:16 -0600
>From: gregjuli
>Subject: Re: art room discipline-long post
>
>Oh My gosh Michelle, If I didn't know any better I'd swear you were one
of
>my student teachers that I've trained! One other thing you can add to
your
>bag of tricks is Art Money. My students love it. You can use it a
couple
>of ways- students get an art dollar if displaying very very good
behaviors
>and work skills. Every 2 weeks the "Store" opens and they can buy cute
>pencils, candy , soda, or special passes (water, locker) . Another way
to
>handle the art money is to have students write their name on the back
and
>collect them for a drawing for a treat at the end of the week.
>I started this incentive to try to pay more attention to the good
>behaviors. It is so easy to get caught up in the negative stuff and
that
>can happen a lot in middle school.
>The Art Money I made has Mona Lisa in the middle (instead of a
president)
>and ID numbers, my signature, school name, and other ideas I got from
>looking at a dollar bill. The kids really get a kick out of them.
They are
>all responsible for keeping track of their bills. They decided they
would
>put their names on the back and keep them in their sketchbooks until
they
>were ready to use them.
>
>Mary B
>
>
>PS. BTW Michelle will you still be able to send your Art Across
America
>stuff?
>
>"Michelle H. Harrell" wrote:
>
>> >Does anyone out there have any tips on classroom management for the
>> >art room?
>>
>> I'm still a newbie (2nd year teaching art/middle school) but I've
>> observed and talked to some awesome art teachers and have put their
>> ideas into my own plan. I have tried something new with every new
group
>> of students and improve on what works. Although the art room is
unique
>> in many ways, I find Harry Wong's "First Days of School" applicable
to
>> any subject matter or grade level.
>>
>> During the first week of class, we dwell heavily on rules and
>> procedures. I have them (and their parents) sign a contract on the
>> first day so that they not understand the rules but understand why we
>> have them. My rules are very generalized like "respect" but we
discuss
>> what it means- no put downs, even to your own work, etc.
>> Every class period is broken up into 4 parts:
>>
>> -Bell Work: posted when they come in. Usually 5 min. This is when I
take
>> roll, catch up absentee students, and pass out work & supplies.
>> -Directions and Discussions: The only time I talk. "Eyes on me and
>> pencils down" before I begin. This is sometimes longer when I give a
>> demonstration. I don't talk until they are quiet and show me "eyes"
and
>> "pencils."
>> -Studio: I reward them with their own favorite music and being able
to
>> talk while they work. Sometimes, I might start studio with
>> "intense drawing" or a few minutes of working without talking.
>> -Clean-up/ Closure
>>
>> What works for me is to use talking and music as a reward for good
>> behavior. If it is too loud at any time, I say "Strike 1, .. strike
>> 2...strike 3.. and then give them 5 minutes of silent art which they
>> serve during their studio time. Class rewards and punishments do not
>> always work. For individual students, I give 2 warnings and then
lunch
>> detention and a phone call home. Most of them really hate to miss
their
>> social time to serve lunch detention.
>>
>> Good luck- I'd love to hear others!
>>
>> Michelle H. Harrell
>> mmhar
>> North Garner Middle School
>> Garner, North Carolina
>> _____
>> / \
>> ( ) "Art is the form of the picture that has come
>> ! ^ ^ ! into being through the nerves, heart,
>> ^! * * ! ^ brain, and eye of man."
>> ! \ ^ / ! -Edvard Munch
>> ( ( 0 ) ) 1907
>> \ --- /
>> \ ! ! /
>>
>>
>> ______________________________________________________
>> Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com
>
>------------------------------
>
>Date: Sat, 20 Feb 1999 09:43:44 PST
>From: "Sharon Hause" <smhause>
>Subject: RE: secondary exhibits
>
>I have two major shows each year at the secondary level. The first
>usually coincides with a musical performance that features work from
>first semester art students. First, I choose the works that I want
>included and then announce to all classes that if a student wants to
>display a piece, that they need to fill out a name tag and choose a mat
>color. I mat all work and after the show, if they choose to keep the
>mat, they are charged accordingly.
>
>During the show, several teachers and administrators choose about 75
>pieces from the 300 or so show to be display either at the public
>library or at other public business. The district office personal
>selects one "purchase award" that is then framed and displayed at the
>D.O. Students can decline the award or set their price for the piece.
>
>Second semester is the Fine Arts Weekend in May. The show displays
work
>from district students, brings in an artist for a workshop for
>elementary students, the theatre dept. presents a "children's theatre"
>production, and the choir performs in the evening. We set up our
>display in the gym and surrounding space. Second semester student's
>work is displayed as well as individual and Senior shows.
>
>Individual shows are from a student who wishes to reserve a 4x8'panel
>and displays their work from that year, whether they have had 1 or more
>art classes that year. Sometimes two students will display together.
>They are responsible to setting up their own show.
>
>Seniors who have had two or more art classes are required to have their
>own "Senior Show". Like the individual shows, they reserve a panel and
>come up with a theme to display their work from the 4 years in the art
>program. This usually involves covering the panel with paper, sheets,
>etc. They can brings in lights(sometimes white christmas lights, floor
>lamps, spot lights), plants, furniture, stands, etc. to enhance their
>area. One year we had a boy build a room with black lights around his
>panel as an inclosure. They can also display photos from art trips,
>descriptions of works, etc.
>
>Art Club awards "Best of Show", "Best Senior Show", and "Best
Individual
>Show" and again a Purchase Award.
>
>It is up from Sat. though Mon. open to the public and the area schools
>bring classes over to see the show.
>
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>
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