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[teacherartexchange] Art:21


From: NANCY WALKUP (nwalkup_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Jun 28 2005 - 08:21:02 PDT

Some of you may be familiar with PBS' Art:21 program about contemporary art.
SchoolArts is going to be featuring it each issue next year but there are
some great materials for it already online. You can find the Educator's
Guide and Online Lesson Library at There are also videos and
DVDs available. This will be the third year of the program and I know lots
of universities use the materials. They are certainly suitable for high
school, as well.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Diane C. Gregory" <>
To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group"
Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2005 9:57 AM
Subject: [teacherartexchange] clarification

> Hi Diane and all,
> I would be glad to clarify my statement. :-)
> When anyone begins to make a work of art one of the things they can do to
> satisfied with their final results is to focus on creating using current
> skills, strengths and intelligences. They can also train their hearts,
> and souls to take advantage of happy accidents and recognize when and how
> make modifications as the work develops.
> The teacher and student in tandem can identify these skill sets and
finalize a
> work of art that uniquely takes advantage of these strengths while pushing
> student and the teacher to new heights. It is a highly cognitive
> problem-solving and higher order thinking ability that is required. This
> applies to all levels K to the end of life. The process and the
production of
> art creation requires a dialogue about the idea of creation and one's
> to execute the idea. A resolution between the idea and ones ability to
> this idea is required. When these two forces come together the work is
> and satisfying to its maker. This is what I call cohesion--the highest
level of
> art production and creation. This is the highest level of creation as
> identified by Viktor Lowenfeld many years ago and my own
interpretation/idea of
> my own work with students.
> I hope this helps to clarify my thoughts.
> What do you think?
> --
> Dr. Diane C. Gregory
> Director, Undergraduate & Graduate
> Studies in Art Education
> Texas Woman's University
> Denton, TX 76204
> 940-898-2540
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