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Re: How to handle nudity in projects - Thanks Arthur

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lindwood_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Sun Jul 20 2003 - 13:18:29 PDT


We teach a year of sculpture to third graders in our Art A La Carte
program, which is a parent led art appreciation program with set
curriculum. In thirteen years of this program, no parent has ever
complained that there is some nudity in some of the sculptures we use,
especially the Greek ones. Hard to avoid that, right? Anyway, we take
our kids to museums at that age and they encounter nude sculptures at
the sculpture garden. We discuss nudity with the Greeks with them, tell
them how the Greeks regarded the body as a beautiful and natural. Even
discuss how the olympics were played nude. They giggle at first, then
they get into the beauty part. By the end of the first Greek lesson,
the giggles are over. Parents who sign up for this handle it
beatuifully. How much better to encounter the human body nude in this
situation than in a movie or porn site that they could open by accident
in their email.

Linda

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