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Re: Blast from the past

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Scurfield (scurfield)
Thu, 30 Jan 1997 14:10:26 -0600


Diane Gregory wrote:
>
> Scurfield wrote:
> >
> > Diane Gregory wrote:
> > >
> > > Scurfield wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Sidnie Miller wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > Dear Carla--I borrowed a good camera from my mother. I don't think a
> > > > > point and shoot will be very good because the focal length is probably
> > > > > a default at about 3 feet min. You need to be able to focus at least
> > > > > 1-1/2 feet from the book since your photographs are probably less than
> > > > > 8x11". There are special lenses that would allow you to get closer
> > > > > but I don't own any. You need to find a likely subject to borrow from.
> > > > > Do you have a photo class in your school--or how about a newspaper or
> > > > > yearbook. Ask around the faculty room. You're bound to find one. You
> > > > > could get all your books together and do it all in a day--or maybe get
> > > > > the camera owner to assist. Sid
> > > > >
> > > > > ###########################
> > > > > # Sidnie Miller #
> > > > > # Elko Junior High School #
> > > > > # 777 Country Club Drive #
> > > > > # Elko, NV 89801 #
> > > > > # 702-738-7236 #
> > > > > ###########################
> > > > >
> > > > > On Wed, 22 Jan 1997, carla harwitt wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > Anyone know of a least expensive, effective camera to buy to make slides?
> > > > > > I personally own a "point-n-shoot" 35mm but I understand you have to have
> > > > > > the kind you can focus. I'd appreciate any info. Thanks. - Carla H.
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > On Wed, 22 Jan 1997, Sidnie Miller wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > Dear Su, have you ever considered making your own slides? Just get
> > > > > > > your camera with slide film and take your favorite art books outside
> > > > > > > on a nice sunny day. Get a steel bar or something heavy to hold
> > > > > > > everything nice and flat. If you can't get in close enough you
> > > > > > > can use black electrical tape to mask in your slide to the good parts.
> > > > > > > My homemade ones aren't the best, but I usually make up for sloppy
> > > > > > > technique by my enthusiasm talking about works I really like. A long
> > > > > > > time ago the librarian and I wrote a grant to get a set of 500 slides--
> > > > > > > the ones in the catalogs. They're great and everything but I probably
> > > > > > > only use 60 of them--and try to find slides of great installations or
> > > > > > > Andy Goldsworthy work. It still costs you, but maybe your principal
> > > > > > > will be willing to pay for film and development--it makes them sound
> > > > > > > soooo cheap to refuse when you're doing all the work!! Sid
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > ###########################
> > > > > > > # Sidnie Miller #
> > > > > > > # Elko Junior High School #
> > > > > > > # 777 Country Club Drive #
> > > > > > > # Elko, NV 89801 #
> > > > > > > # 702-738-7236 #
> > > > > > > ###########################
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > >Hello Sidnie--
> > > > Another excellent source for slides and other visual resources
> > > > is the extension service of the National Gallery of Art. I quote from
> > > > the booklet accompanying the teacher's packet, "The Inquiring Eye:
> > > > European Renaissance Art"--
> > > > Extension Programs (films, videocassettes, teaching packets,
> > > > color slide program and video discs) are available from the National
> > > > Gallery of Art on a free loan basis. A free catalogue, listing all
> > > > current programs and describing procedures for ordering materials may be
> > > > obtained by writing to the Department of Education Resources, Extension
> > > > Programs Section, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.20565
> > > >
> > > > The loan from Washington is free; you only have to pay
> > > > for return postage. They seem to be generous with their loan period.
> > > > Depending on where you live, there are also regional "satellites"
> > > > of the National Gallery's program which loan to local communities. The
> > > > Wichita Art Museum and The St. Louis Art Museum are two of which I am
> > > > aware. There must be many more. I'm sure the National Gallery could
> > > > inform you as to which satellite is closest to you.
> > > >
> > > > I've found their programs to be excellent, especially the three
> > > > "Inquiring Eye" (Renaissance, Impressionism and American Art) teacher
> > > > packets.
> > > >
> > > > Art Museums often have teacher workshops which provide teacher packets
> > > > (often with slides) for those who attend. I think it is the Los Angeles
> > > > County Museum of Art which has "Evenings for Educators". The Wichita
> > > > Art Museum has teacher workshops several times a year. The next one is
> > > > Saturday, February 8, 10:30 a.m. to noon, for the "Shaker: The Art of
> > > > Craftsmanship" exhibition. The first 60 persons who register and attend
> > > > will receive a free teacher's packet.
> > > >
> > > > Finally, many museums offer teacher packets of their collections for
> > > > sale for almost less cost than making your own. I have several from the
> > > > Cleveland Museum of Art and the St. Louis Museum of Art which were very
> > > > reasonable. The address for the Cleveland Museum of Art is
> > > > Department of Education
> > > > Cleveland Museum of Art
> > > > 1150 East Boulevard
> > > > Cleveland, Ohio 44106
> > > > 216/421-7340, x462
> > > >
> > > > Many art museum gift shops sell individual slides for practically at
> > > > cost.
> > > >
> > > > Sincerely,
> > > > Marcia Scurfield
> > > > 1100 Partridge Circle
> > > > Derby, KS 67037
> > >
> > > Hi Marcia!
> > >
> > > I read your comments above and thought you provided some very
> > > useful information. Thanks.
> > >
> > > Just wanted to say hi and tell you I think of you often and wonder
> > > how you are doing.
> > >
> > > Cheers,
> > >
> > > Diane
> > >
> > > --
> > > Diane C. Gregory, Ph.D.
> > > Associate Professor of Art Education
> > > Art Education and Technology Specialist
> > > Department of Art & Design
> > > Southwest Texas State University
> > > San Marcos, TX 78666
> > > 512-245-2611 (Art Office)
> > > 512-245-3768 (Private Office)
> > > 512-707-1864 (Home)
> > > dianegregory
> >
> > Hi Diane,
> > So nice to get your personal note. Are you going to New
> > Orleans?
> > I'm teaching two sections of elementary art methods this
> > semester at WSU, Art History II (Renaissance to Impressionism) at
> > Friends and Art Appreciation at Cowley County Community College, so it's
> > going to be real busy. How about you?
> > Hope all is well in Sunny Texas!--Marcia
>
> Hi Marcia,
>
> Great to hear from you again and so soon. Texas has been
> anything but sunny these last few days. I have actually had to turn
> the heat up. Brrrrrr..
>
> Sounds like you are very busy. I hope happy too. Don't forget to
> make time for yourself.
>
> I am teaching 3 classes this semester. I am teaching a new course
> called Art Learning and Digital Media.
>
> It is really an art ed classs dealing with how to use technology. I
> am writing an Apple Grant with some high school teachers.
>
> I just bought my first home and I love it.
>
> Yes, I am going to New Orleans. I am not presenting. I will have
> some time to actually enjoy the conference.
>
> Look forward to seeing you in New Orleans. Let me hear from
> you again.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Diane
> --
> Diane C. Gregory, Ph.D.
> Associate Professor of Art Education
> Art Education and Technology Specialist
> Department of Art & Design
> Southwest Texas State University
> San Marcos, TX 78666
> 512-245-2611 (Art Office)
> 512-245-3768 (Private Office)
> 512-707-1864 (Home)
> dianegregory

Hi Diane! YOU sound busy! You may be interested to know (as my former
research class instructor) that I have a reasearch question that I am
burning to answer. Since you were here, the Center for the Arts has
developed an arts-based preschool, the Creative Child Center. I think
that Cindy Marion (a very creative woman in drama, music and visual
arts) is behind it. I visited the other day and although the children
weren't there, I was quite impressed with what I saw in the room. I
would love to do a long term study comparing the effects on children in
this type of preschool to a Montessori school and a more traditional
approach. Anybody out there have any input as to other studies or
literature I should investigate?
Also, regarding art and preschool, I saw a presentation at the
NAEA (Chicago?) conference about creating interactive preschool boxes
based on works of art from the Toledo Museum of Art. We have been
funded to create some of these at the Wichita Art Museum for the Art
Resource Center (another one of my projects since you left), so now we
are going from dream to reality. Again, does anyone have any sources
for me? The basic premise is to begin with a very sturdily
mounted/laminated reproduction from the collection and create an
interactive kit around it with stories, music, toys, costumes, etc. for
children to explore the themes, art concepts, etc. The boxes would
be checked out by the preschools for about a month at a time. For
artworks I think Mary Cassatt's "Mother and Child", Charles Russell's
"Indian Buffalo Hunt" and John Stuart Curry's "Kansas Cornfield" are
naturals, as well as Stuart Davis's "Bass Rocks No. 1" to explore the
concept of shapes. I'm very excited about working on this one.
Anyone know of any creative art in the preschool books of which
I should be aware?