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Re: Favorite project of year


From: sbacon (sbacon_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed May 22 2002 - 19:20:03 PDT


I want to come with you next time! What an enjoyable, meaningful lesson --
you're right -- one they will never forget!


> This isn't really a project, but today was so awesome i want to share it with
> you guys. I took my senior studio and AP studio kids out on an all day "sense
> of place" field trip. Each of my 10 students chose a place in our city that
> they find especially inspirational or motivating, told me about it, then we
> just traveled from spot to spot all day. In each place, the student who chose
> it gave a short explanation about their impressions of this place and any
> other personal info they wanted to include. At every stop, each student
> created small sketches, into a composite, on a single piece of Bristol board.
> By the end of the day they each had a visual record of all the places.
> Tomorrow we will add watercolor to them. We watched the PBS Art 21 segment
> about Place yesterday, as an anticipatory set vehicle. WOW! am I lucky! it
> was an incredible day. We went to parks, people's back yards, a vintage
> theater, an art supply store, walked around and looked at buildings.... an
> aesthetic field trip. The kids will never forget it!
> Marcia in IL
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