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Re: [teacherartexchange] Creativity In Art Assignments


From: Darren High (darren_high_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Jun 30 2005 - 18:14:49 PDT

I think it would be more interesting for the students
to have to be forced to use their imaginations to
create some of the weird Seuss creatures and
inventions rather than trying to copy how Seuss
created them. For example, what does a Lorax or a
Sneetch look like based on only the text provided in
the book? I imagine that all the students in the
class would have a slightly different interpretation
of those characters.

If I did this assignment I would actually try to get
it completed before Read Across America so it could be
on display at the time of that event.

--- "M.Austin" <> wrote:

> This is a great idea! Each class could create a
> different Dr.Seuss book, and
> you could easily divide the pages according to the
> number of students in
> each class. I don't think that showing the students
> the illustrations prior
> would influence the students into copying, because
> they are so unique. I do
> a lesson with my 3rd grade (Creature Features) that
> would actually tie in
> well with this. I have posters of different
> features, and students must
> choose either one of the features on my poster, or
> use them as inspiration.
> You can see the posters at
> .
> ~Michal
> > What I'm thinking of doing it reading a children's
> > book to the class and then assigning each student
> the
> > text from one page. The student would then
> illustrate
> > that page without being able to reference how the
> page
> > was rendered in the book.
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