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Re: life drawing classes/ secondary level

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MichaelDelahunt (MichaelDelahunt)
Wed, 04 Mar 1998 18:08:50 -0700

<bold>george doros, writes:

</bold><x-quoted>I am a secondary school visual arts teacher with a class o=
f senior

students Gr. 12 and O.A.C. (Ontario) who are a very mature group. I

would like to provide them with skills in life drawing and figure

drawing. One the colleges requested a former student to display life

and figure drawing as part of their portfolio, something which has not

been an area addressed in the current curriculum.

Has anyone attemped life drawing in their senior secondary school visual

arts program and what are some areas of concern in setting this up. I

do not want this to be perceived in the wrong way by other staff,

administration or students or a =22nude=22 drawing course if this is


Da Vinci</x-quoted>

George / Da Vinci,

I teach elementary art in a public school in Scottsdale, AZ. A few weeks ag=
o I took a tour with some colleagues of a new charter (private, but support=
ed by public funds) high school called The New School for the Arts in Scott=
sdale. Last year they decided to offer life drawing sessions with nude mode=
ls to adults and students (who had written parental permission) on various =
evenings. It was so successful that they started a regular during-the-schoo=
l-day class with nude models, open only to students with written parental p=
ermission, and that has also been very successful.

Even THIS is possible=21 You might be successful if you make the case well,=
and go as slowly and carefully as the community requires. If you are entir=
ely professional about this, I don't see that you have any reason to be afr=
aid for your career.

Michael Delahunt

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