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From: carl toonz (carltoonz_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Jul 27 2007 - 04:01:35 PDT


um...I say that is all poopycock! Once kids get past that phony stuff thev'e
heard about clowns, they can laugh and realy enjoy themselves. Yes, there
are wacko clowns like Stephen King's, JW Gacy and a few others. Heck, there
are wackos we've had in the Whitehouse too! BUT, most clowns perform to
bring joy and happiness to all ages, 9 months to 99 years old. For most
people, clown phobias are not real. Sounds like you got out of the wrong
side of the bed....hmmm? HONK, HONK!! lol!!! Maybe you need a clown to make
you happy?

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>Subject: teacherartexchange digest: July 26, 2007
>Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2007 00:01:05 -0700
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>TEACHERARTEXCHANGE Digest for Thursday, July 26, 2007.
>
>1. re: clown posting
>2. All School First Day Opening Activity
>3. Digital Photography for 1st - 8th grade
>4. Re: Digital Photography for 1st - 8th grade
>5. garden art projects- elem.
>6. Re: garden art projects- elem.
>7. Salt Glaze Pottery
>8. RE: All School First Day Opening Activity
>
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>Subject: re: clown posting
>From: "M Blue Horn" <bluenbham@gmail.com>
>Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 07:19:22 -0500
>X-Message-Number: 1
>
>pardon my response to all, but i figure a little education doesn't
>hurt anyone or anything...
>
>um, clown phobias are a real thing and it's called coulrophobia
>(although the latter is when it's to a huge degree). it is not a fear
>of silly art teachers like yourself that dress up during the middle of
>the day... it's a fear of freakish clowns like Stephen King's
>Pennywise and the idea behind John Wayne Gacy and his clown facade,
>not to mention his paintings. keep an open mind as an art teacher (i
>hope we all are) and check out any search engine results of "evil
>clown". personally i find paintings, statues of clowns, and those
>types i've already mentioned quite disturbing. when i was a little kid
>(like 5), a painting i'd done of a clown was hanging on my wall - one
>night, it semed to come to life and i've detested clowns to this day.
>so, without continuing this diatribe, fear of clowns is not rubbish.
>
>more power to you if you have the acting chops of becoming a clown in
>the classroom. er, clown on clowner.
>
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>
>Subject: All School First Day Opening Activity
>From: "Markwald, Sarah" <smarkwald@usmk12.org>
>Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 14:02:19 -0500
>X-Message-Number: 2
>
>Hello all,
>Our theme this year at school is "fairness," and our head would like to =
>do an art project with the individual advising/homeroom groups on the =
>first day back or an opening activity. I was thinking they could create =
>some type of banner to hang in, or just outside of their classrooms. =20
>Does anyone have any good suggestions for creating banners or some other =
>type of collaborative project that could be done with groups of about 15 =
>students at a time? These are 5th-8th graders, and they are giving us =
>about 45 minutes. I was thinking that if they didn't finish completely, =
>they could finish up at another time, but I know the teachers are =
>looking for great results in very little time.
>Any thoughts?
>Sarah Markwald
>
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>
>Subject: Digital Photography for 1st - 8th grade
>From: Kimberly Hutts <kimberly_hutts@yahoo.com>
>Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 12:30:50 -0700 (PDT)
>X-Message-Number: 3
>
>Sorry about the other two messages. I wasn't sure that they were going
>thr=
>ough. Randy helped me out by confirming that my messages made it to the
>li=
>st. Thanks Randy.=0A=0AI teach art to 1st - 8th graders at a catholic
>scho=
>ol in IL. We had funds left over from art club and I managed to get
>permis=
>sion from my principal to allow me to use that money to purchase digital
>ca=
>meras for the art program. We now have three Samsung S630 digital camera
>=
>that my students will be able to use. I attended a photography workshop
>at=
> the Art Institute of Chicago and got a lot of good ideas for photo
>lessons=
> but I'm not sure if they will be too challenging for my students or not.
>=
>There are also some logistical questions that I have not found the answers
>=
>to yet. =0A=0A1) I'm concerned about how to get my students' photos
>downlo=
>aded quickly and efficiently. Currently I only have one student computer
>i=
>n the art room, but might be getting a second this year. We have two very
>=
>nice computer labs in the school, but they are not always available for
>oth=
>er teachers to use. =0A=0A=0A2) Obviously, with just 3 camera for up to
>30=
> students, there are not enough cameras for everyone to be taking photos
>at=
> the same time. I have not fully committed to using centers all the time
>y=
>et so I'm a little concerned about how to coordinate it so that everyone
>ge=
>ts a chance to use the cameras to create a work of art without having to
>co=
>nstantly reteach the lesson objectives and having one lesson take all
>year.=
>=0A=0A3) The cameras use AA batteries and they seem to suck them dry a bit
>=
>faster than I would like for them to. I am planning to purchase
>rechargeab=
>le batteries. Does anyone have other suggestions or advice on
>this?=0A=0A4=
>) Of course I am also looking for lesson ideas that would be suitable for
>1=
>st - 8th grade students. I'm not sure yet it I will have access to
>Photosh=
>op.=0A=0A5) I would like to offer my students the option to save and print
>=
>their photos, but the expense seems daunting. I considered having them to
>=
>bring in CDs, USB sticks, or other devices to save their photos on. They
>c=
>ould then take their pictures to most photos centers to get prints made if
>=
>they really want them. For classroom purposes I am planning to have them
>i=
>ncorporate the photos into slide shows or PowerPoint presentations. I may
>=
>also, for some lessons, have prints made of a few of their photos.=0A=0AIf
>=
>any of you have suggestions I would love to hear them. I'm hoping that I
>w=
>ill be able to smoothly integrate these new tools and lessons into my
>curri=
>culum. Thanks in advance for all your help.
>=0A=0ASincerely,=0AKimberly=0A=
>=0A=0A=0A=0A
>=0A_____________________________________________________=
>_______________________________=0ASick sense of humor? Visit Yahoo! TV's =
>=0AComedy with an Edge to see what's on, when.
>=0Ahttp://tv.yahoo.com/colle=
>ctions/222
>
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>Subject: Re: Digital Photography for 1st - 8th grade
>From: "M. Austin" <whest177@wheatstate.com>
>Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 15:05:58 -0500
>X-Message-Number: 4
>
>
>
> >
> > 1) I'm concerned about how to get my students' photos downloaded quickly
> > and efficiently. Currently I only have one student computer in the art
> > room, but might be getting a second this year. We have two very nice
> > computer labs in the school, but they are not always available for other
> > teachers to use.
>
>Not knowing what operating system you are on, this is what I have my
>students do using Windows XP. Use the camera wizard that pops up when you
>plug your camera into the computer and turn it on. Tell the computer where
>you want the images to go, check the delete photos from camera option, and
>XP automatically pulls the images and deletes them from the camera. Now the
>camera is ready for the next person.
>
> > 2) Obviously, with just 3 camera for up to 30 students, there are not
> > enough cameras for everyone to be taking photos at the same time. I
>have
> > not fully committed to using centers all the time yet so I'm a little
> > concerned about how to coordinate it so that everyone gets a chance to
>use
> > the cameras to create a work of art without having to constantly reteach
> > the lesson objectives and having one lesson take all year.
>
>I have 2 student cameras for my class. I have a sign up sheet - when a
>camera is available the next person on the list gets to use it.
>
> > 3) The cameras use AA batteries and they seem to suck them dry a bit
> > faster than I would like for them to. I am planning to purchase
> > rechargeable batteries. Does anyone have other suggestions or advice on
> > this?
>
>I have 2 extra sets of rechargeable batteries and I make sure they are
>always charged. You be in control of the batteries. Don't allow the
>students
>to change them or they'll get thrown away.
>
> > 4) Of course I am also looking for lesson ideas that would be suitable
>for
> > 1st - 8th grade students. I'm not sure yet it I will have access to
> > Photoshop.
>
>It is amazing what students can do just using the paint program that comes
>with windows. There are also numerous programs you can download for free if
>you don't have photoshop.
>
> > 5) I would like to offer my students the option to save and print their
> > photos, but the expense seems daunting. I considered having them to
>bring
> > in CDs, USB sticks, or other devices to save their photos on. They
>could
> > then take their pictures to most photos centers to get prints made if
>they
> > really want them. For classroom purposes I am planning to have them
> > incorporate the photos into slide shows or PowerPoint presentations. I
> > may also, for some lessons, have prints made of a few of their photos.
>
>No matter the age, they all seem to want to print their creations in color.
>I allow my students 1 8x10" color picture, and I print them all at one
>time.
>If students know they only get one print they may create more images and
>then choose their favorite. Let them print them in black & white and
>discuss
>concepts such as contrast. If I were just using my own color printer I
>would
>be alot stingier, but teachers in my district have access to color laser
>printers. For my own sanity I set up the print days according to what works
>with my schedule. Another option would be to put their images on a website
>and allow parents to print them off at home.
>
>~Michal
>3-12 Kansas Art Teacher
>HS Digital Communications
>Technology Integration Specialist
>http://www.geocities.com/theartkids
>http://spotlight.digication.com/maustin
>
>
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>Subject: garden art projects- elem.
>From: "jane mary" <mjart49@hotmail.com>
>Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 20:25:37 -0400
>X-Message-Number: 5
>
>
>Awhile back there was a discussion about gardens at our schools. We have a
>beautiful garden that I incorporated with some art projects this year. You
>can check them out at
>http://spaces.live.com/mjart49
>
>Scroll down until you see the slide show of garden art.
>MJHadley
>
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>
>Subject: Re: garden art projects- elem.
>From: "Valerie Colston" <artprofessor@gmail.com>
>Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 18:12:03 -0700
>X-Message-Number: 6
>
>Wow! Very creative.
>
>Valerie Colston
>Art Teacher on the Net
>http://www.artmuseums.com/teach.htm
>crafts@artmuseums.com
>
>On 7/26/07, jane mary <mjart49@hotmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Awhile back there was a discussion about gardens at our schools. We have
>a
> > beautiful garden that I incorporated with some art projects this year.
>You
> > can check them out at
> > http://spaces.live.com/mjart49
> >
> > Scroll down until you see the slide show of garden art.
> > MJHadley
> >
> > _________________________________________________________________
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>Subject: Salt Glaze Pottery
>From: "M. Austin" <whest177@wheatstate.com>
>Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 23:23:06 -0500
>X-Message-Number: 7
>
>I was recently introduced to salt glaze pottery. Does anyone know the
>process? I have read several web pages but I'm not sure on exactly how you
>go about this process.
>
>
>~Michal
>3-12 Kansas Art Teacher
>HS Digital Communications
>Technology Integration Specialist
>http://www.geocities.com/theartkids
>http://spotlight.digication.com/maustin
>
>
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>Subject: RE: All School First Day Opening Activity
>From: "john staudenraus" <ideeclare@msn.com>
>Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2007 06:10:06 +0000
>X-Message-Number: 8
>
>
>HI Sarah,
>I have thought the poster that reads "We all laugh in the same language" is
>touching. Maybe that could be a jumping poiint for your assignment?
>OR the adage "Life isn't fair" turned into: "Let's make life fair" idea
>with
>examples of each.
>Just a thought.
>from,
>Clare in Santa CLara CA.
>
> >From: "Markwald, Sarah" <smarkwald@usmk12.org>
> >Reply-To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group"
> ><teacherartexchange@lists.pub.getty.edu>
> >To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group"
> ><teacherartexchange@lists.pub.getty.edu>
> >Subject: [teacherartexchange] All School First Day Opening Activity
> >Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 14:02:19 -0500
> >
> >Hello all,
> >Our theme this year at school is "fairness," and our head would like to
>do
> >an art project with the individual advising/homeroom groups on the first
> >day back or an opening activity. I was thinking they could create some
>type
> >of banner to hang in, or just outside of their classrooms.
> >Does anyone have any good suggestions for creating banners or some other
> >type of collaborative project that could be done with groups of about 15
> >students at a time? These are 5th-8th graders, and they are giving us
> >about 45 minutes. I was thinking that if they didn't finish completely,
> >they could finish up at another time, but I know the teachers are looking
> >for great results in very little time.
> >Any thoughts?
> >Sarah Markwald
> >
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