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Lesson Plans

Re: Meaning

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Fri, 19 Mar 1999 17:49:47 -0600

Would this be similar to "creative license"? Sometimes in an assignment, for
example clay, a student will ask if they can deviate from their sketch when
building their piece. I always say
"of course", artists often change their minds. It makes students more
creative if they know they aren't locked into their original idea. But I
think it is good to at least ( as far as students go) that they have some sort
of plan or sketch in mind.
We do compare a comparison to builders in class how they have their blueprints
and we have our sketches. They are some circumstances were no sketch probably
will work, but in middle school I have found they seem to need a starting
point and then take off in other directions if necessary.
I love the comparsion to jazz music. I 'll tie that one in also when we talk
about artists changing their minds.

"R. Moore" wrote:

> Betty Bowen points out that artists sometimes do and sometimes don't know
> just where they are going with a work. Of course, that's right. Consider
> improvisatory jazz--some direction is taken, that suggests something else,
> and as the music evolves, certain moves seem right and fitting, others are
> excluded, so the planning is wrapped up in the execution. But, in
> architecture, almost all of the execution has to be forecast in the plans;
> the structural integrity of the building demands this.