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Re: exams

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carla harwitt (
Mon, 2 Jun 1997 20:04:46 -0700 (PDT)

Just a point of information - I believe that Oscar Night dress was made
out of gold American Express cards.
-Carla in LA

On Mon, 2 Jun 1997, kprs wrote:

> Roberts wrote:
> >
> > anyone have any great exam questions for senior high school students?
> >
> > john roberts
> > erin district high school
> > guelph, ontario, canada
> Hi:
> Thanks for the friendly diversion from the DBAE discussions, and the
> gang related topics. Over the years I have been able to change and
> design my exams on a whim. Probably because my administration knows
> that the true "exam" is whether your art has successfully accomplished
> what you intended it to do. Because my students are constantly
> challenging their intentions, and critiquing continually using
> vocabulary words, historical references and etc etc., an exam would be
> redundant. I will admit to a 6 page exam for my beginning students,
> with the first page being vocabulary (design, color etc.) and the next
> five pages devoted to drawing assignments (including face, figure,
> perspective, still life, and a design problem). This exam for the
> beginners is open book, because like everything else in life, you can
> look it up!!!! (And as a side note, I always have one or two kids that
> flunk the thing!)
> My favorite advanced art exam was given as a clandestine assignment
> (to be worked on when no one was looking) and due the day of the exam.
> They had to make (and I did as well) a formal outfit worthy of attending
> a prom completely out of plastic garbage bags, and on the day of the
> exam we set up a runway complete with music and they had to strut their
> stuff. Mine was all out of New York Times bags, and quite frankly
> rivaled the gold master card dress of the oscars a few years back. Their
> work was completely functional, aesthetically pleasing and a hoot. We
> all "mugged" it up, and had a great time. Since no one knew what to
> expect it was wonderful to see the original idea,as well as the pride in
> taking the project so seriously. EVERYONE modeled, and EVERYONE was
> amazed! Oh, and our runway? The art tables back to back. Come on!
> don't you want to walk on the art tables in your art room?
> San D