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Re: Question about drama as a teaching tool

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Mbhirst_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Sat Mar 15 2003 - 05:45:09 PST


I use drama with my senior studio class. Each year they create and perform
Living Paintings at the Student Art Show opening. They act (as the figure in
the painting) in tableau in front of their (life-sized) painting while
another student "docent" talks to the audience about the artist and the time
period. This information has been researched by the "docent" and the art
student. We perform this as if it were a "Gallery Talk", moving from painting
to painting. My friend, the Drama teacher, has her class help with costuming,
props and dialogue. We spend one month on these for 2 hrs. of performance! We
haven't ever really linked this to the State Standards in Art or Drama-but I
know we should.

Marcia in IL

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