Being somewhat of a "content junkie," I'm very impressed with
the quality, organization, and amount of information on ArtsEdNet
about Sandy Skoglund. I've been alerting our teachers to look for it and
have also downloaded it to share with teachers who currently have no
access to the Web.
We had an exhibition of Sandy Skoglund's work a few years ago
here at the University of North Texas. Since we had slides still available from
the teacher workshop we developed in conjunction with that exhibit, I was
able to provide the teachers with images they could use in the classroom.
Hopefully I can share teacher feedback with you as I hear from the
teachers about their classroom experiences.
I do have a question for you that relates to discussions we've
been having here at our Institute about DBAE art production.
activities. I realize that the Skoglund site is primarily
concerned with criticism, but I would like to know:
what significant art production activity or activities would you
consider appropriate to accompany a critical discussion of Skoglund's
work? And, in a broader sense, what criteria do you think are
important in developing meaningful production activities in DBAE
lessons centered around a work of art? Perhaps others on
ArtsEdNet might also like to contribute to the discussion.
Nancy Walkup, Project Coordinator
North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts
PO Box 5098, University of North Texas 76203
817/565-3986 FAX 817/565-4867