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Re: Maggie's presentation on abstract.....


From: Bunki Kramer (bkramer_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Mar 09 2001 - 20:30:50 PST

from: Bunki Kramer (
Los Cerros Middle School
968 Blemer Road
Danville, CA 94526
> I used
> a series of slides of Mondrian's work, from realistic to nonobjective,
> to demonstrate how artists don't just wake up one day and start painting
> like that; most arrive at it gradually, through exploration. The
> students, as they begin their own explorations, realize that it takes
> insight and skill to create abstract and nonobjective work.

> I've presented this lesson at NAEA several times. If you'd like, I
> could send you the handout. > Maggie

I was lucky enough to be in the audience when Maggie presented this fabulous
lesson last year in L.A. It enticed me enough to buy a book on Mondrian's
works and make up my own overheads to use. Thank you, Maggie, for these
ideas. The handouts are worthwhile. Toodles......