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Re: [teacherartexchange] teacherartexchange digest: July 26, 2007

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From: M Blue Horn (bluenbham_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Jul 31 2007 - 16:35:29 PDT


so, do you have a pic of yourself in costume?

On 7/27/07, carl toonz <carltoonz@hotmail.com> wrote:
> 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?
>
>
> >From: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group digest"
> ><teacherartexchange@lists.pub.getty.edu>
> >Reply-To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group"
> ><teacherartexchange@lists.pub.getty.edu>
> >To: "teacherartexchange digest recipients"
> ><teacherartexchange@lists.pub.getty.edu>
> >Subject: teacherartexchange digest: July 26, 2007
> >Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2007 00:01:05 -0700
> >
> >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
> >
> >----------------------------------------------------------------------
> >
> >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.
> >
> >----------------------------------------------------------------------
> >
> >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
> >
> >----------------------------------------------------------------------
> >
> >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
> >
> >----------------------------------------------------------------------
> >
> >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
> >
> >
> >----------------------------------------------------------------------
> >
> >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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> > >
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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
> >
> >
> >----------------------------------------------------------------------
> >
> >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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