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Re: Democracy and assessment in art

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Robert Beeching (robprod)
Sat, 07 Jun 1997 01:40:39 -0700

>Date: Sat, 07 Jun 1997 01:36:09 -0700
>To: Norman Brown <>
>From: Robert Beeching <robprod>
>Subject: Re: Democracy and assessment in art
>References: <>
>At 10:09 PM 6/6/97 -0400, you wrote:
>>How do I see myself improving as an artist?
>>On Mon, 2 Jun 1997, arregui wrote:
>>> Talking a bit about democracy (and not so much of it), can any one
>>> democratic ways of assessing elementary (1-3) students=B4 portfolios? I=
>>> thinking of including a self- evaluation where students can answer
>>> and make comments on their works. Some questions would be:
>>> What work makes you fell proudest? Why?
>>> Which was the most difficult to make? Why?
>>> Which work didn=B4t turn out so well? why?
>>> Which work made me learn more?
>>> In what do I need to get better?
>>> I would appreciate any comments on the above questions and any other
>>> suggestions on this topic.
>>> Thankyou,
>>> Massiel Arregui
> It appears to me that these are "umbrella questions"; like the word
"love", they can fit any glove; more to the point:
> In what way have my drawing and painting skills improved over the course
of this semester?
> How have my construction skills improved the objects I have
built this semester?
> How do I see things differently since taking visual arts?
> What have I learned about "composition and design" which I
never considered before?
> How has my idea of using color changed?
> How does visual arts relate to my everyday living =
> If students can address these issues, they have begun to learn to apply
the basic "principle and elements" of visual design which are the roots
of DRAWING, PAINTING, and CONSTRUCTION SKILLS; the basis for all visual
arts inquiry and study.
> =20