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RE: [teacherartexchange] sharing ideas

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From: LetsartLetsart (letsart_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Jul 07 2011 - 06:40:31 PDT


Dear Bunki,
 
Thank you for thoughtful and resourceful ideas and information that you are sharing.
I saw your student's gallery and I instantly felt the passion of art and education from you.:-)
 
Let's Keep in touch~
 
Andy from Korea

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> From: bkramer@srvusd.net
> To: teacherartexchange@lists.pub.getty.edu
> Subject: [teacherartexchange] sharing ideas
> Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2011 09:40:55 -0700
>
> This truly has been a wonderful site for me during my career...as I'm
> sure it has for many, many others from it's creation in the 90's. I've
> made many friends and gathered many ideas and tried over the years to
> do the same in turn. Several of us oldies have been approaching
> retirement or gotten overwhelmed with technology...both effecting me
> personally. I seem to spend the majority of my day on the computer in
> the classroom with attendance, parent communication, grades, lessons,
> etc. that it just becomes too much for me to also communicate with my
> favorite sites most of the time. Maybe it's an "age" thing too (grin).
>
> I feel like I've "fought the fight" for soooo long to keep a great
> quality art program for our school starting out with 6 classes of art
> a day well before the computer entered the classroom but this, my last
> year, I'm down to two art classes and four math classes which is so
> depressing. My days are filled now with math lesson planning instead
> of art planning because we all know at this school that math is so
> much more important than art (ha). And it's not just my school...it's
> this way all around our large district. It's not about what the kids
> want, it's about teacher scheduling...designing new electives so other
> teachers will have classes to teach....but I digress.
>
> I do want to mention that my school art's website will be deleted
> after this year's retirement (I've been informed) so if any of you
> newbies have not seen it, you might want to take a look at projects
> we've done in the past. All that work since 1996 and it will be gone
> in a flick of a finger (sigh).
>
> http://lc-art-gallery.lcms.srvusd.net/KramerMain.html
>
> Speaking of sharing....end of May I was watching TV ("Creative Living"
> to be exact) and saw a fabulous art lesson from Margaret Peot about
> inkblots. The next week I had my middle schoolers making inkblot bugs
> and butterflies which turned out fabulous! Turned out to be my
> favorite project of the year. You can check her out by entering her
> name in google. There are some UTube videos of her as well showing her
> techniques. We didn't use India ink as she did though I had some. I
> found thin black tempera paint the best thing to use with white
> drawing paper. Try it...it's addictive...like eating one potato chip.
>
> Old but still tickin'...toodles.......Bunki
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