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5th grade art class experience

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San D Hasselman (kprs)
Fri, 25 Jun 1999 23:06:10 -0400


I, too, knew early on I was an 'artist'. Unfortunately and fortunately
I moved a great deal, so my art experiences in school were varied, and
uneven. In fifth grade I received a D because I was not prone to 'color
between the lines', and particularly 'follow instructions' leading to an
F on a test when I wouldn't put my pencil down at the end of a test at
the precise moment she wanted us to.

My positive experience, and one that has guided me through my teaching,
was an eighth grade art teacher who took us all on bike trips to local
historical places, on weekends, for sketching outings.She would also
take black and white pictures of us, and develop them and give us prints
of ourselves. Consequently I learned photography at an early age as
well, and was in the darkroom that year. She packed us lunch, and we all
had a great time. She taught me that I can do art with students, take
them to the next level of art making, and make it an experience not
britled with MY constraints, but theirs. (Hence my being an advocate of
thesis statements--)

San D