Whenever an article appears that deals with the world of art, I
will clip it, mount it on some construction paper and share with some
classes. Then I post it in the hallway on my arts bulletin tack strip. The
Columbus Dispatch has an extensive Newspaper in the Classroom program for
schools and the newspaper publishes a children's section and Arts section
each week. Sometimes we get great discussions going on some current event.
Several years ago I read about that fire hose "incident" at the Met in NYC.
Someone kept sneaking in and putting a title card on it. Does that make
something "art?" We had a lively debate going on. PS As I understand it,
the Met gave up and let the title card remain. Anybody know the current
status? Speaking of the MMA, there is a TV movie based on a novel called
"From the Mixed up Files of Mrs. Basil F "---I forget the rest of the funny
name at the moment. It starred Lauren Bacall. If it is available on video,
it would be a good summertime viewing and reading for you folks on the
I save the Sunday color comics to teach a lesson on grid enlarging
and Benday dots (a la Roy Lichtenstein) to my fifth graders. Depending on
the orignal size, the students can choose to enlarge 4 times or 8 times the
size.We use marker tips for dots. The third graders learn to use the
ruler for measuring a political cartoon and making a grid copy same size.
They get to change and or add features to their version after copying the
essential parts of the original.
Other uses for newspaper--covering tables, papier mache, stuffing
paper bags for masks....
|How do you use the newspaper in art class?
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