I like reproductions too. I also like objects from nature such as old textured
branches, flowers, shells, skeletons, leaves, ball moss (it grows everywhere in
Texas), rocks. I also like human made objects that have decayed, rusted, aged,
broken, etc. I like photographs, microscopes, magnifying glasses, found paper
of all types. I especially like yummy textures, orange against pink, squiggly
lines and shapes that shout. The art and art education room for me is a
sensory treat and magical place for all kinds of dreams, hopes, feelings,
thoughts and mischevious gleeful plans. Ask students to bring in stuff they
like to have around them, too. My students brought in a coffee pot,
refrigerator, a microwave and cool t-shirts to wear. We love our space and
enjoy being with each other in our classroom. It is a belonging place.
Dr. Diane C. Gregory
Director, Undergraduate & Graduate
Studies in Art Education
Texas Woman's University
Denton, TX 76204
Quoting Woody Duncan <email@example.com>:
> If you don't mind, let me pull out some very important
> things you said about teaching using art images:
> > the collection should have representative works of art from a
> > variety of cultures
> > both male/female works, works of art from a variety of
> > historical/cultural periods, works from all genres,
> > works that would be interesting to children
> > In practice, I try to find images that I can use that are
> > examples of the concepts I am trying to teach.
> > Creating your list would be a very individual thing.
> > if I am passionate about the work, this usually carries
> > over into the lesson.
> > It might be fun for children to create a list of their top ten.
> Very good points to remember, Thank You Diane
> I always preferred reproductions because I could leave
> them up for and extended period of time.
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