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Re: Blast from the past

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lharri03
Thu, 30 Jan 1997 19:23:38 -0800


Look up the author Mickelwaite (spelling is uncertain) There is a series of
books for preschoolers called I Spy.... (using works of art for the pictures
with the idea of hide and seek - I spy two birds etc.) The concepts are simple
and very basic but the art reproductions are very good and many times the works
are the less well-known. Many are modern art pieces and some I've never seen
before.
Good luck
LH

On Thu, 30 Jan 1997, Scurfield <scurfield> wrote:
>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?
>
>