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Re: still life


From: Mark Alexander (malexander06_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Mar 01 2002 - 03:37:12 PST

I like this well thought out format, Marian. What level are the students you
assign this to? I'm thinking this might be a good sketchbook assignment for
my 8th graders.

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From: "Marian Colman" <>
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Sent: Friday, March 01, 2002 5:26 AM
Subject: still life

> I teach high school. My students have to research an artist who worked or
> works with still life and create a page in their sketchbooks. They must
> include 1)the definition of still life, 2) the title, (which is the name
> the artist), 3)the dates and origin of the artist, 4) a decription of the
> artist's style, 5) an image of one of the artist's still life paintings
> preferably in color- either photocopied, printed from the internet or
> sketched) and then they must identify how the principles of art are
> in the image they have chosen. The artists that I give them to choose
> are:
> the Dutch still life painters, Chardin, Cezanne, Van Gogh, Peto, Harnett,
> O'Keeffe, Janet Fish, Wayne Thiebaud, Audrey Flack. There may be a few
> but I don't have the assignment sheet with me. The pages turned out
> beautifully. This is much more interesting and creative for them than
> writing a paper. They are able to design the page any way they want but
> they must include all the info. listed above. I plan to do the same
> assignment when we cover portraits, landscape and abstraction. These
> add a lot to the visual journals.
> Marian
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