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Re: [teacherartexchange] Movement!

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From: Rebecca Burch (mamallama_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Mar 09 2006 - 11:11:06 PST


That is a really cool idea!!! I think I could modify it for my middle
schoolers, too.
Thanks! :D

Becky

On 3/9/06, SUSAN STEVENS <suestevens@rogers.com> wrote:
> Have you tried a 'gallery' walk? It's not really
> active movement, but it is moving...
>
> You need to have several images of art work (calendar
> pages work great) which have been laminated. Tape
> those to large sheets of paper (so that there is a
> very wide boarder of paper around the entire image).
> Put those up around your space. Divide the students
> into how ever many images you have (I usually do
> groups of 3 or 4, so I need usually 8 images). Give
> each group several crayola (as long as they are water
> soluable) markers of the same colour (ie: 8 groups
> needs 8 different colours of markers, one colour per
> group). Each group starts at one image...they then
> write ON the image, looking for the elements and
> prinicples of design (Students love drawing on top of
> art!). If you were using "the Last Supper" as an
> image, you could draw a line to Christ's head, and
> then write emphasis at the end of the line on the
> paper margin, draw a line on the work showing the
> linear perspective, etc. Give the groups a SHORT time
> to work on this for the first image - maybe 3-4
> minutes. I use a timer usually. Then, the entire
> class rotates clockwise (or whatever) to the next
> image. They now have 2 minutes (or whatever) to see
> if they can find stuff that the first group did not.
> Rotate again, and again, and again until each group
> has been to each image. It becomes increasingly
> difficult to find the elements and prinicples (that
> the other groups have not already identified). I tell
> my students that they can be more specific than the
> last group (ie: if one group wrote 'complementary
> colours' and drew a line to red and green splotches,
> then the next group could write 'red and green' beside
> complementary). You can easily see if groups are not
> writing anything, as their colour marker will not be
> showing.
>
> Obviously not for a young class - but I suppose the
> concept could be modified somehow. I do this with
> grades 9 - 12.....sometimes as a review of the
> elements and prinicples before exams. They seem to
> enjoy it.
>
> I also did this with my 12s last semester - I put up
> about 50 postcards all in a long row around the
> classroom. Then put post-its on them with numbers (in
> numberical order). Then had each student take one
> page, write 1 - 50 in a column. Students then had 15
> minutes to try to identify all 50 eras/styles of art
> (they were all modern). This was a review. Seemed to
> work very well - will do that again!
>
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