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Time spent on elemenatry art projects

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Gary Bogus (gbogus)
Thu, 15 Jan 1998 18:06:09 -0800


A colleague and I are in disagreement about how much time young (grades 1
through 5) art students should spend on drawing projects. Classes are 45
minutes once a week, class size 18 -27 students. She has kids work on large
paper with crayons, taking up to two months on one picture. I think this is
too much time spent on one picture, and that smaller, more immediate
projects should be presented, particularly to the third grade and below. I
tend to gear my projects to something that can be completed in one, or at
the most two, classes, with the upper grades doing one or two longer-run
projects per year. Of course, we may do several pre-teaches, looking at
examples or practicing skills, but overall I like to try to work smaller
and faster.

Opinions, anyone? I promise to take all the shots with good grace.


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