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Re: 8th grade art fundamentals for HS


From: Elizabeth Heisey (eheisey_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Jun 16 2004 - 18:55:36 PDT

So anyway, I wondered what people do for 8th grade art or art
fundamentals or art appreciation, and how long the class lasts (1
semester?) and do you recommend this to others?...Thanks
On Jun 16, 2004, at 9:23 PM, Elizabeth Heisey wrote:

> The teachers in my system feel that the secondary school needs an art
> fundamentals course. Since we are a small school (100/class), it is
> difficult to schedule art at all, let alone a prerequisite such as
> this would be. So we have relegated it to 7th or 8th grade. What does
> anyone else do to help keep 8th graders in the art loop? They seem to
> have no confidence to sign up for drawing or painting as, say, a soph
> when they have not had art for, say, 2-3 years.
> Beth
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