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Lesson Plans

Value of "copying

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Jane Dewey (raenace)
Wed, 14 Jul 1999 12:24:13 -0400

In reply to Tom Johnsen-
> I have never replied and use this wonderful digest for ideas for myself
> teachers. I coordinate both in-school arts-in-education projects and large
> school day performances and exhibits in all 4 arts disciplines for nine
> school systems. I'm responding now as I have dealt with this from a
> different point of view as an acting/theatre teacher. When I was teaching,
> my ultimate goal for my high school students was for them to realize and
> start to use their own creative process to create characters, design and
> build shows etc, etc. It was necessary for them to observe, and analyze
> others work and then try to replicate techniques present in that work so
> that they could start to chose what would work at any given moment for
> Something would eventually click often from what they tried in
> improvisation, Stassberg technique, Uta Hagen etc, etc. Then they would
> begin to adapt and play with those techniques until the work became unique
> to themselves.
> While I realize this cannot translate exactly into Visual arts I do think
> that the study of painters and learning what they did, and how they looked
> at things and trying that themselves can help a student start to pick,
> and adapt and become more aware of how they are creating in any art form.
> Again I'm not sure that I have sent this correctly. If I haven't please
> me know.
> Thanks-
> Jane Dewey
> Regional Arts Education Network Coordinator
> based in Richmond KY