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From: Connie Pearson (spearson_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Jul 30 2006 - 08:58:21 PDT


I keep trying to send the following message, but it continues to be rejected
and sent back. HELP!!!
CONNIE PEARSON

Hi everyone,
I just joined TeacherArt Exchange last week, so this is my first submission.
I have been extremely impressed with the helpfulness and good advice I've
seen as I've read past comments and suggestions.
I am actually a music teacher, but I am hired to teach both music AND art to
grades K-5. I know that students love to paint, and I very much enjoy the
paintings of children. But, I find myself avoiding giving them this
opportunity because of the mess and my lack of knowledge about how to manage
all of the materials, setting up, clean-up, etc. What are good rules for a
painting class? What if you only have one sink? Where in the world do you
put a day's or a grade's worth of paintings to dry (maybe 100 students)?
I'm not even sure what kind of brush to use, and I need and want to be able
to teach my students correctly. ANY help you can pass along would be very
much appreciated. Also, what are some good websites for lesson plans that
combine music and art objectives?
CONNIE PEARSON

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> TEACHERARTEXCHANGE Digest for Saturday, July 29, 2006.
>
> 1. Re: Using Technology in Art
> 2. Re: teacherartexchange digest: July 28, 2006
> 3. Re: table coverings for clay
> 4. Re: Re:teacherartexchange digest: July 28, 2006
> 5. To Amy Broady about mixed media artists
> 6. Exhibiting Student Work - plus Teacher Openings Selected States
> 7. Museum Interactive Sites
> 8. aluminum jewelry making
> 9. Re: Has anyone taken a workshop in collage/journaling/mixed
> media/altered books?
>
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>
> Subject: Re: Using Technology in Art
> From: jenmcaleese@comcast.net
> Date: Sat, 29 Jul 2006 10:51:21 +0000
> X-Message-Number: 1
>
> Michal - thank you for all of your infomation. Slavko and I really
> appreciate your involvement. Just looked at your website and it is really
> impressive. What a great resource for educators! Once we introduce our
> products with lesson plans we thought the education community may want to
> create their own plans utilizing the SmArt Tools (basic and advanced).
> Given all of the lesson plans I saw on your site, maybe you would like to
> be one of our first educators to upload your plans. We so value your
> input. Thanks again - jen
> -------------- Original message ----------------------
> From: "M. Austin" <whest177@wheatstate.com>
>>
>>
>> > -Do you teach art using a desk top, lap top, Smart Board (interactive
>> > whiteboard)or any other touch sensitive surface?
>> *** I use my Bluetooth Wacom tablet. My laptop is hooked to a large
>> TV
>> using an AverKey. Sometimes I hook it up to the projector if I can track
>> it
>> down (ours is on a cart and is usually in somebody's classroom)
>>
>> > -If you do not use technology to teach art, will you consider doing so?
>> > *** NA
>>
>> > -For teaching purposes, do you have access to a desk top, lap top or
>> > Smart
>> > Board
>>
>> *** We currently do not have a Smart Board in the district, but
>> my
>> Bluetooth Wacom tablet has the ability to be interactive using Smart
>> Board
>> software (free download) and is highly interactive. And, it was only
>> $200!
>>
>> > -Do you have a budget to buy supplies/teaching aids (including
>> > software)?
>>
>> *** Sometimes you have to be creative in your search for funds. I
>> have an Elmo only because I teach IDL classes (distance learning). My
>> digital camera and video recorder were purchased through PTO. My
>> scanner/color printer was purchased through an art fundraiser. Software
>> was
>> requisitioned through grant money.
>>
>> > -Would you spend your own money to buy cool software to help you teach
>> > art?
>>
>> *** Sadly, I do! I usually buy it first to play with for my
>> personal
>> use and then get it for school!
>>
>>
>> > -Are you comfortable with the product pricing we discussed above?
>>
>> *** The price is definatley enticing. I would like to see some
>> screen
>> captures to have a better understanding of what it does.
>>
>> > -In purchasing the software we plan on offering a rebate. Customers
>> > can
>> > either accept it in the form of a cash rebate or customer contribution
>> > to
>> > an
>> > existing global non profit focused on helping children gain access to
>> > the
>> > arts. Is
>> > the non profit idea something you would choose?
>>
>> *** No, since I do spend my own money on classroom stuff I would ask
>> for
>> the cash rebate.
>>
>> ~Michal
>> K-12 Kansas Art Teacher
>> http://www.geocities.com/theartkids
>>
>>
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> Subject: Re: teacherartexchange digest: July 28, 2006
> From: Elizabeth Heisey <elizhiz@yahoo.com>
> Date: Sat, 29 Jul 2006 05:44:15 -0700 (PDT)
> X-Message-Number: 2
>
> Help!
> Our school is asking us to work with "Pow-Pak: a
> personal online web page authoring kit" by CursWorks
> LLC. I have thus far found it very difficult and hard
> to work with. For example, when I save another
> person's name shows up on my page. Also the graphics
> seem crude, and the limitations were frustrating. Has
> anyone else tried it? Conversely, I had quite an easy
> time setting up a blog on blogger.com. So I am
> suspicious about the product.
> Beth
>
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> Subject: Re: table coverings for clay
> From: cwise@remc7.k12.mi.us
> Date: Sat, 29 Jul 2006 08:46:49 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 3
>
> I don't "get" the masonite thing. Don't most of us use plaster bats under
> work
> in progress? Bats control hunidity and maintain the plasticity of the clay
> for
> much longer periods than masonite. A 25 lb. bag of plaster fills plenty of
> pie
> pans to make bats the work so nicely atop turntables. Once wrapped in
> plastic,
> clay stays nice and moist if bats are properly soaked in water.
>
> The vinyl tablecloths sound like a great idea.
> Christa
>
> Quoting "go4art@juno.com" <go4art@juno.com>:
>
>> I also use the masonite boards that are tempered on one side and rough
>> on the other. I have some round some rectangular. They work great
>> for transporting work,etc. and don't warp. Many times we leave works
>> on the boards and cover with dry cleaning bags. Otherwise we use
>> Ziploc bags. I still cover the tables with vinyl table cloths with
>> felt type back on the reverse from the $1 store.
>> creatively, Linda in Oregon
>>
>>
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> Subject: Re: Re:teacherartexchange digest: July 28, 2006
> From: "M. Austin" <whest177@wheatstate.com>
> Date: Sat, 29 Jul 2006 08:07:11 -0500
> X-Message-Number: 4
>
> We use SOCS as our district web server, and we use their software. It is
> SUPER easy to use, and all teachers can work directly on their own page.
> If
> you are familiar with web authoring and you find it difficult, then your
> non-techies will not use it at all. I'm not sure if your web authoring kit
> is online or not - there are several programs out there that are super
> easy
> to use that create web pages, but the trick is uploading and making that
> page live. That is why we went with SOCS (that plus the different levels
> of
> management - my students can work on their pages, but until I click the
> "approve" button their pages will not go 'live"). You might ask for an
> inservice day where the tech person in your school shows you how to use
> the
> program - there may be some trick to starting that you are unaware. Then
> you
> can ask your questions and voice your concerns. We have blocked blogging
> sites in my district, so that would not work for us.
> ~Michal
> K-12 Kansas Art Teacher
> http://www.geocities.com/theartkids
>
>
>> Help!
>> Our school is asking us to work with "Pow-Pak: a
>> personal online web page authoring kit" by CursWorks
>> LLC. I have thus far found it very difficult and hard
>> to work with. For example, when I save another
>> person's name shows up on my page. Also the graphics
>> seem crude, and the limitations were frustrating. Has
>> anyone else tried it? Conversely, I had quite an easy
>> time setting up a blog on blogger.com. So I am
>> suspicious about the product.
>> Beth
>
>
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>
> Subject: To Amy Broady about mixed media artists
> From: InertiaKat@aol.com
> Date: Sat, 29 Jul 2006 10:56:18 EDT
> X-Message-Number: 5
>
> Amy--
>
> I replied to your e-mail, but the message was sent back as undeliverable.
> Could you please send an alternate e-mail address?
>
> Irene
>
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>
> Subject: Exhibiting Student Work - plus Teacher Openings Selected States
> From: "Judy Decker" <judy.decker@gmail.com>
> Date: Sat, 29 Jul 2006 11:29:54 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 6
>
> Dear Art Educators,
>
> These two publications from NAEA might be of interest to you in
> planning student art exhibits.
>
> EXHIBITING STUDENT ART
>
> Order No. 268
>
> "Student Art Exhibitions: New Ideas and Approaches"
>
> Bill Zuk and Robert Dalton, Editors.
>
> The display of student art is much more than pictures on a wall and an eye
> pleasing arrangement; this is a text that conveys a great deal about the
> ideas
> and accomplishments of both teachers and students. New thinking on goals
> and
> methods of student art exhibitions allows us to more thoughtfully
> construct that
> text and invites educators to share 'best practices.' Student Art
> Exhibitions: New Ideas and Approaches includes sections on: cultural
> and historical perspectives; students as curators; planning and
> presenting an exhibition;
> pedagogical exhibitions and advocacy; and new venues on the web.
>
> 88 pgs. ISBN 1-890160-18-0
> $18.00; Member Price 12.00
>
> ******************************************
>
> Order No. 207
>
> "Educationally Interpretive Exhibition: Rethinking the Display of Student
> Art"
>
> By Kelly Bass, Teresa Cotner, Elliot Eisner, Tom Yacoe and Lee Hanson.
>
> Rethinking the Display of Student Art focuses upon an educational model,
> rather than on a gallery model. The interpretive exhibition of student
> artwork is
> intended to help people understand the relationships between thinking and
> the
> creation of visual art. The 28 full-color images throughout the booklet
> illustrate how the exhibition was arranged and constructed; the final
> section of 47
> "General and Theoretical Quotes" is especially helpful for literature
> pertaining to cognitive and artistic development. It makes a useful
> contribution to
> arts education, advocacy, and educational reform i.e., state standards,
> frameworks, and assessment.
>
> 20 pgs. ISBN 0-937652-99-7
> $15.00; Member Price $10.00
>
> See the NAEA Web site for ordering information:
> http://www.naea-reston.org/
> -------------------------------------------------------------
>
> The Art Teacher Openings Selected States page has been updated:
> http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/news/jobs.htm
> Dr. Hatfiled compiles this list.
>
> Regards,
>
> Judy Decker
> Incredible Art Department
> http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/
> Incredible Art Resources
> http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/middle/
>
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>
> Subject: Museum Interactive Sites
> From: "Judy Decker" <judy.decker@gmail.com>
> Date: Sat, 29 Jul 2006 14:49:36 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 7
>
> Dear Art Educators,
>
> I found some new to me Interactive sites for kids while browsing Dr.
> Craig Roland's Blog (http://www.artjunction.org/blog/).
>
> Meet Me At Midnight - is new from the Smithsonian American Art Museum:
> http://midnight.si.edu/default_flash.html
> It is designed to teach middle school kids a bit about the collection.
> Check it out and see if your students will like it.
>
> From the Tate - The Case of the Mysterious Art Object:
> http://www.tate.org.uk/detective/mysteriousobject.htm
> Students play art detective to learn about a sculpture by Henry Moore.
>
> From the British Museum - Ancient Greece:
> http://www.ancientgreece.co.uk/
> In each section, there is a story, things to explore and a challenging
> question.
>
> Enjoy,
>
> Judy Decker
> Incredible Art Department
> http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/
> Incredible Art Resources
> http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/middle/
>
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>
> Subject: aluminum jewelry making
> From: wendy free <wendypaigefree@yahoo.com>
> Date: Sat, 29 Jul 2006 14:04:33 -0700 (PDT)
> X-Message-Number: 8
>
> i am interested in learning more about this - does
> anyone do it or have books/websites to reccomend? how
> about sources for materials and tools?
>
> thanks!
>
> :D wendy
>
> wendy
> www.wendypaigefree.com
>
>
>
>
>
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>
> Subject: Re: Has anyone taken a workshop in collage/journaling/mixed
> media/altered books?
> From: Jayna Huffines <jayna_99@yahoo.com>
> Date: Sat, 29 Jul 2006 14:23:41 -0700 (PDT)
> X-Message-Number: 9
>
> You are welcome! Her workshop was very enjoyable.
> Jeanne is easy going and easy to talk to. She started
> with some easy exercises to get the creative juices
> flowing, and I was very inspired by her and her work.
>
> --- Amy Broady <AmyBroady@alumni.duke.edu> wrote:
>
>> Thank you for alerting us to Jeanne Minnix, Jayna!
>>
>> I had not yet heard of her. Upon exploring her
>> website, I really enjoyed her
>> art and was delighted to learn that she lives not
>> far from my hometown.
>> Small world!
>>
>> Amy in TN
>>
>>
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