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Re: Favorite project of year

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From: Christa Wise (cwise_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu May 23 2002 - 05:33:51 PDT


OOOooo, I want to do this. Thank you so much for sharing!
Christa

At 08:04 PM 5/22/02 EDT, you wrote:
>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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