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Re: Time spent on elemenatry art projects

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Fran Marze (
Sun, 18 Jan 1998 18:29:06 -0500 (EST)

Just some questions...What kind of results does your colleague get? I
remember teaching elementary art and I think kindergarten could paint me
out the door in 20 minutes, first and second about the same. Third grade,
it seems could do longer projects which we broke down into parts. Same
with fourth, fifth. Sixth graders were a delight with the enthusiasm and
the skills! Now I teach high school and I wonder if i should speed them
up. It usually takes about two to three weeks or more for a project. Let's
have some discussion on this.

Two MONTHS on a crayon drawing in elementary school?

On Thu, 15 Jan 1998, Gary Bogus wrote:

> 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.