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car transformation / Real Life Art World

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jendixon (jendixon)
Sun, 16 Mar 1997 11:53:24 -0400

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Dear Fellow Art Educators,
I would first like to thank those of you who responded to my car
transformation post. All respondents have been saved and have lead me to
more resources. I am having the curator come out and speak, plus show
slides of other art cars to the interested students. I gave those
students the propestus and criteria for the show. I gave them a deadline
with a motivation of the best, most creative idea will get us the most
money to work on this project. They are very pumped up. I also got us to
work on this car at the Maryland Institute, College of Art. They are so
pumped!!! They are in a "real life" situation, with real life
consequences and rewards!
I suggest any time you can put your students in anysuch "real life"
situation the better. You will not believe the level of disclipline,
hard work and motivation you will get out of your students.
I have also worked one-on-one with some of my students, actually
collaborating on art pieces for shows and exhibition in our area.I'm not
talking about student art shows, but actual exhibits at galleries for
working artists. I quess its my own approach to the Tim Rollins and KOS
method. Only I give 50-50 to the credit and work load to the project.I
have learned more about my own artwork as well as my teaching through
this way of teaching. Course it also has required much time after school
and weekends. But the time as been well worth the effort.
I'd like to hear about anyone else taking such an approach to getting
their students into the real art world and what their findings were to
their situation.
Jen Dixon
Woodlawn High SChool

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