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Re:[teacherartexchange] "Teacher Real Art-Making"

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From: Trudy Randour (artworknow_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Jun 21 2005 - 07:05:03 PDT


Subject:Re: Teaching Real Art-Making
From: Trudy Randour
Date: Tuesday, 21 June, 2005, 08:06:06 0300
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Greetings Art Educators,
I had read this article in my preparation for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards assessment portion, which is tomorrow. I particularly appreciated what she added in from George Szekely, "If artistic search, inspiration, decision making, moments of discovery, collection, and rehearsal are omitted, how will the students' art have any personal relevance? And Teresa Roberts goes on to say, "If it has no personal relevance, how can student artwork mean anything to either its creator or its viewers? How can it be real art?" It was just a reminder to me that learning technique has its place, but personal expression is more important because if it's relevant to the student, the learning of the technique will last longer.
Thank you to Teresa Roberts for writing this article and thank you to Judy Decker for pointing out this article with references. The one that I read did not have them.

TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group digest <teacherartexchange@lists.pub.getty.edu> wrote:
TEACHERARTEXCHANGE Digest for Monday, June 20, 2005.

1. Latin American Figurative Sculpture - Web site
2. "Teaching Real Art Making" - article worth reading
3. Re: New Paintings
4. My Taos Friends Watercolors
5. Re: New Paintings
6. RE: My Taos Friends Watercolors
7. What is art worth?
8. Exhibitions at the University of Michigan Museum of Art
9. Re: Exhibitions at the University of Michigan Museum of Art
10. Leaf Recipe
11. Cheating on a midterm
12. Re: Leaf Recipe
13. Re: Cheating on a midterm
14. Re: Leaf Recipe
15. AP

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Subject: Latin American Figurative Sculpture - Web site
From: Judy Decker
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2005 10:27:35 -0400
X-Message-Number: 1

Greetings Art Educators,

High School sculpture teachers will be interested in viewing work from
this Latin American Sculptor, Francisco Z=FA=F1iga (1912-1998) :
http://www.franciscozuniga.org/=20

Born in Costa Rica - most work done in Mexico.

Figures are expressive and somewhat abstract. Since there are nudes on
the site, I will link it as "for mature students". A link will be
added on Incredible Art Department Art Styles page.

Regards,

Judy Decker
--=20
Incredible Art Department
http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/
Incredible Art Resources
http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/middle/

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Subject: "Teaching Real Art Making" - article worth reading
From: Judy Decker
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2005 10:49:09 -0400
X-Message-Number: 2

Greetings Art Educators,

Kathy Douglas posted this article to TAB Choice list.
Teaching Real Art Making - by Teresa Roberts - Art Education March 2005
http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3772/is_200503/ai_n11827174/pri=
nt

"... artmaking problems are designed around big ideas-important
interdisciplinary human issues and ideas. Student artists are
encouraged to make personal connections with these big ideas and
explorations of these issues become the bases of their art."

You might want to look into some of the resources she lists as
well....Some good summer reading.

Regards.

Judy Decker
--=20
Incredible Art Department
http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/
Incredible Art Resources
http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/middle/

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Subject: Re: New Paintings
From: "Oscar Araripe"
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2005 09:42:57 -0300
X-Message-Number: 3

Retired ?You looks so alive and well.
Paintings plenty of ideas, you are a genius, dear Woody Duncan.
Congratulations, revolution in painting is to paint a new jar of flowers.
Friendly,
Oscar Araripe
----- Original Message -----
From: "Woody Duncan"
Sent: Sunday, June 19, 2005 9:10 PM
Subject: New Paintings

> Another successful watercolor workshop under my belt.
> I'm back from Taos and the Adams State Watercolor
> Workshop at the Sagebrush Inn. The owner Louise was right,
> the fantastic food was calorie free because I did not
> gain even a pound this week. Soon I'll publish a few
> web pages with paintings by several of the other workshop
> artists. But for now, I did get my new paintings up on
> the web:
> http://www.taospaint.com/Portfolio/WoodyTaos05.html
> I consider it a very successful week when I produce
> at least three paintings that I'm happy with. I also
> shot pics of my watercolors as they developed.
> http://www.taospaint.com/Portfolio/NewPaintings.4.05.html
> and also
> http://www.taospaint.com/Portfolio/PoppiesAndDucks.html
> This June workshop is always a shot in the arm for my
> painting. But, this year I will have to take a break for
> a few weeks as those fantastic triplet grandkids are coming
> for a visit to Albuquerque.
> I hope the summer is treating you well.
> Woody
> --
> Woody, Retired in Albuquerque
> mailto:woodyduncan@comcast.net
>
> 35 Quality Middle School Art Lessons
> in powerpoint format, on one CD $17 (includes shipping)
> http://www.taospaint.com/QualityLessons.html
> Ordering Address: PO Box 91703
> Albuquerque, NM 87199-1703
>
> ?The function of the overwhelming majority of your artwork
> is simply to teach you how to make the small fraction
> of your artwork that soars.? from: ?Art & Fear?
>
> Woody's Watercolor Portfolio:
> http://www.taospaint.com/Portfolio/Watercolors.html
> Newest Fantastic Triplet Pics:
> http://www.taospaint.com/Spring05/Photos.html
> Your Invite to Woody's Exhibit:
> http://www.taospaint.com/ArtShow/Invite.html
>
>

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Subject: My Taos Friends Watercolors
From: Woody Duncan
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2005 12:04:37 -0600
X-Message-Number: 4

Here are two pages I created this morning with over 30 plus
pics of paintings my friends at the Adams State Watercolor
Workshop created last week. Everyone was in awe when viewing
the hundreds of watercolors painting in such a short time.
Our theme was the Passion of Color. It's obvious each of us
had a unique view even when seeing the same things.
http://www.taospaint.com/MyTaos/Friends05.html
http://www.taospaint.com/MyTaos/Friends05b.html
My own Taos paintings are posted on:
http://www.taospaint.com/Portfolio/WoodyTaos05.html
Enjoy, Woody

-- 
Woody, Retired in Albuquerque
mailto:woodyduncan@comcast.net
35 Quality Middle School Art Lessons
in powerpoint format, on one CD $17 (includes shipping)
http://www.taospaint.com/QualityLessons.html
Ordering Address: PO Box 91703
Albuquerque, NM 87199-1703
?The function of the overwhelming majority of your artwork
is simply to teach you how to make the small fraction
of your artwork that soars.? from: ?Art & Fear?
Woody's Watercolor Portfolio:
http://www.taospaint.com/Portfolio/Watercolors.html
Newest Fantastic Triplet Pics:
http://www.taospaint.com/Spring05/Photos.html
Your Invite to Woody's Exhibit:
http://www.taospaint.com/ArtShow/Invite.html
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Subject: Re: New Paintings
From: Terry Marney 
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2005 13:03:33 -0700 (PDT)
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Beautiful work, Woody. As a teacher, it's sometimes so hard to find the time to work on our own art. I love your vivid colors in the poppies.
Terry
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Beautiful work, Woody.  As a teacher, it's sometimes so hard to find the time to work on our own art.  I love your vivid colors in the poppies.
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Subject: RE: My Taos Friends Watercolors
From: "Linda White" 
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2005 15:08:52 -0500
X-Message-Number: 6
Thank you for sharing. Looks like a wonderful experience. Linda in OK
Here are two pages I created this morning with over 30 plus pics of
paintings my friends at the Adams State Watercolor Workshop created last
week. Everyone was in awe when viewing the hundreds of watercolors painting
in such a short time. Our theme was the Passion of Color. It's obvious each
of us had a unique view even when seeing the same things.
http://www.taospaint.com/MyTaos/Friends05.html
http://www.taospaint.com/MyTaos/Friends05b.html
My own Taos paintings are posted on:
http://www.taospaint.com/Portfolio/WoodyTaos05.html
Enjoy, Woody
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Subject: What is art worth?
From: Patricia Knott 
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2005 17:14:24 -0400
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I have spent much of today "googling." I'm trying to develop a 
seminar for our gifted students on how art is valued monetarily and 
trying to invoke some thoughts. Why is a Picasso worth 104 million 
dollars? Who is today's Picasso? If art is worth investing in ... how 
do you decide?
I'm basing my discussion on this article
Contemporary art: who calls the shots? - rich countries monopolize art 
market
http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1310/is_2001_Oct/ai_79560860
Any thoughts on how you justify to kids that an art work is worth 
millions and millions of dollars?
It's the hardest thing I try to teach.
Patty
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I have spent much of today "googling." I'm trying to develop a
seminar for our gifted students on how art is valued monetarily and
trying to invoke some thoughts. Why is a Picasso worth 104 million
dollars? Who is today's Picasso? If art is worth investing in ... how
do you decide?
I'm basing my discussion on this article
Verdana
3333,3333,3333
Contemporary
art: who calls the shots? - rich countries monopolize art market
http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1310/is_2001_Oct/ai_79560860
Any thoughts on how you justify to kids that an art work is worth
millions and millions of dollars? 
It's the hardest thing I try to teach. 
Patty
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Subject: Exhibitions at the University of Michigan Museum of Art
From: Judy Decker 
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2005 18:35:19 -0400
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Subject: Re: Exhibitions at the University of Michigan Museum of Art
From: Ann Heineman 
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2005 19:16:38 -0400
X-Message-Number: 9
To add to Judy's Asian theme link, there is a new program beginning tonight
on the Travel Channel, 9 PM EDT, called "Himalaya with Michael Palin." I
don't know how much art, if any, he will feature, but this Monty Python
"alum" is always good for an entertaining narration wherever he travels.
Ann-on-y-mouse in Columbus
Art teacher, K-5, retired
aisley and Peacocks: Woven and Embroidered Textiles
> from Kashmir and 
the Punjab
June 25 through October 16
This exhibition
> brings together two very different but equally 
striking styles types of
> traditional textiles from the Indian 
subcontinent, both of which are rapidly
> disappearing from the modern 
world: Kashmiri shawls, woven at the foot of the
> Himalayas from the 
finest and softest wools in intricate paisley patterns,
> and boldly 
embroidered women's head coverings from the rural villages of the
> 
Punjab. Kashmiri shawls, once made for Mughal pr
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Subject: Leaf Recipe
From: Ginnie Mickelson 
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2005 16:15:04 -0700
X-Message-Number: 10
Hi,
I'm searching for a recipe that will reduce a leaf to its skeletal 
form, that is, so just the veins show. I found one recipe that requires 
boiling the leaves in 100 percent caustic soda (aka sodium hydroxide, 
aka lye), rinsing and soaking them in bleach, then rinsing. Does anyone 
know of a recipe that uses less hazardous substances? Or that is less 
complex?
Thank you,
Ginnie
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Subject: Cheating on a midterm
From: Maggie White 
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2005 16:23:09 -0700
X-Message-Number: 11
Hi, all,
I'm teaching an art appreciation-type course for the community college 
this summer. It's a whirlwind eight-week odyssey, meeting two evenings 
a week. Most of the students are active-duty AF personnel (I'm teaching 
on base). The course is for credit.
The midterm, which was handed in last Thursday, required visiting a 
local museum--I gave them a list of four to choose from--and write an 
aesthetic scanning paper on a work of their choice. Most did a good 
job, considering their level of experience, and most got into the 
experience (hidden agenda--make them realize that seeing art in person 
is an enjoyable experience; plus, it's literally and figuratively the 
coolest place in town when it's 108 outside). One student, however, 
obviously did not go to the museum; I visited over the weekend to see 
their chosen works in person, and her choice had been taken off 
display. When I looked at the musuem's Web page, that work was featured 
on the home page. I e-mailed her about it, and she admitted not going 
("too many things got in the way.").
I feel certain she should fail the midterm, given that she did not do 
the assignment correctly, and the obvious attempt to put one over on 
me. I was thinking about giving the class some extra-credit 
assignments anyway; maybe choose one, and only one, from a list of 
several. Our time frame is such that I don't want to grade a bunch of 
extra stuff on top of the regular assignments. Should I allow her to do 
two? Or let her be grateful for the chance to do one? If I decide not 
to give extra-credit assignments, should I allow her to do a makeup 
assignment? For maybe half credit? Any other thoughts?
Maggie, who has a hot date with an Egyptian boy in L.A. on August 30; 
don't worry, I'll be properly chaperoned by my sister and cousin.
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Subject: Re: Leaf Recipe
From: "M.Austin" 
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2005 18:55:11 -0500
X-Message-Number: 12
Wow - I didn't know you could "make" your own! I get mine out of my stream - 
the running water seems to do magic. Unfortuately I don't find enough to do 
much of anything with.
~Michal
> I'm searching for a recipe that will reduce a leaf to its skeletal form, 
> that is, so just the veins show. I found one recipe that requires boiling 
> the leaves in 100 percent caustic soda (aka sodium hydroxide, aka lye), 
> rinsing and soaking them in bleach, then rinsing. Does anyone know of a 
> recipe that uses less hazardous substances? Or that is less complex?
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Subject: Re: Cheating on a midterm
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