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Re: Why hang onto students art


From: Rick (rlarson_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Jul 19 2002 - 08:19:46 PDT

Wayne, I do not keep portfolios for the students for a couple of reasons- the
first being, in elementary, they want to take it home shortly (if not
immediately) after it is finished. I usually ask them to let me put it up for a
while on display), Also, I want them to take it home while they are still
excited about it, which translates into good pr for the art program. second, I
do not have the space-Many of our projects wouldn't fit into a portfolio-
sometimes we do group work, yadda yadda.
 third, my classes don't seem long enough to handle the logistics of passing
them out each class. Each of us does what is feasible in our own programs.

> Students are allways asking when they can take their artwork home. I explain
> again and again the importance of keeping a portfolio. And at the end of
> each semester I end up with piles and piles of students work.. things, stuff
> and projects the student did not want. Wouldn't it be more meaningful (have
> a bigger impact on the students art development) if after each project too
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