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Re: Art Curriculum Book

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J. Pease (jpease)
Tue, 16 Jan 1996 07:47:18 -0800


>Hello Jill,
>I need to plan for the high school...The budget for the entire year is five
>hundred dollars.
>I have two classes, 2-D and 3-D,15 kids in each class, five days a week. By
>the time I buy supplies there is pretty much no money for anything... in fact
>I spend quite a bit supplementing the program out of my paycheck... and I
>scrounge.
>It's a dilemma.
>(I also teach Pre-K through 8th on the same budget at another school...)I've
>been doing it all myself, with the help of my own collection of books, for
>three years.This is only my second year at the high school though and I feel
>like I want to strengthen the program.
>So, I thought that something produced by a state might be more affordable...
>the commercial stuff is out of the question.
>
>Look forward to whatever input you may have!
>
>Kathy
>
>Kathy,

If you spend your entire budget on supplies, presumably you have little
left. However, what about strengthening your program by introducing art
history, art criticism and aesthetics (which you may well be doing
already). The new high school text, published by West Publishing Company,
called "Themes and Foundations of Art" by Elizabeth L. Katz, E. Louis
Lankford and Janice D. Plank does an excellent job in these areas. Do you
have any prints and/or slides available from your pre K-8 school that you
could use for exercises in art criticism, aesthetics, and art history? I
sympathize with your situation, as I experienced the same when I was a
traveling art teacher. One good book, although not feasible to buy for an
entire class, can stimulate you in new directions. If you are interested
and can not get hold of the publishing company, let me know and I will look
up the address for you. Good Luck - I hope some of the above may be helpful
to you.
Jill


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