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Lesson Plans

Art Room Survey

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Sandra Hildreth (shildret)
Thu, 18 Jun 1998 08:18:28 -0400

Thanks to everyone who responded to my test. It is good to be back
online and able to post messages instead of just receiving them.

Before people start signing off for the summer (I know you don't all
leave), would you answer a few questions and help me decide what kind of

furniture would be best for the new secondary art room I'm going to be
getting. This is for 7th grade Art, general Studio in Art, and some
advanced electives in Drawing, Painting, Graphic Design, and some

What do you feel works best?
a) large work tables (can seat 4-6)
b) smaller work tables (can seat 2) - and can be grouped together
c) individual drawing/drafting type tables
d) other (describe)

What kind of seating?
a) wooden benches
b) metal stools
c) folding chairs
d) other (describe)

Also, Photography is currently taught (in a very limited fashion) by our

Technology Education teacher (formerly "shop"). In our new facility, we
will share a new computer graphics lab and have asked for a darkroom we
both can access. I have been doing a lot with a digital camera and
computer - so here is my final question: should we even invest in a
traditional darkroom, or put our money into more digital cameras and go
in that direction? Note: we are a small rural school and while a lot of
students take art, it is not a strong art program - more a general one -

it is rare that we have students go on in college for art degrees. I
believe composition, exposure, special effects, editing, etc. can all be

taught with the digital camera/computer set up. I know it's not the
"real thing", but any high school student who might get excited and
interested in photography through a digital program, could certainly go
on to college or art school for real photography.

What should we do?
a) traditional darkroom
b) digital photography
c) both

Comments or suggestions?

Please send to my home address, not ArtsEdNet. Thanks. I'll be glad to
summarize the results and post them.


Sandra Hildreth
C.L.A.S.S. (Cultural Literacy through Art & Social Studies)
Art 7-12, Madrid-Waddington Central School, Madrid, NY 13660
Art Methods, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 13617