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Re: Semester Finals in Art Class?


From: Debbie Chojnacky (dschojnacky_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed May 21 2003 - 20:52:19 PDT

Wow Christa!
Thanks so much for that information - hummmm an essay home early. Just
might work, then spend all the 90 minutes on the art portion of it.
Debbie Chojnacky

----- Original Message -----
From: "Christa Wise" <>
To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <>
Sent: Wednesday, May 21, 2003 6:17 AM
Subject: Re: Semester Finals in Art Class?

> Debbie,
> Our seniors, who leave early, just took this exam yesterday. It has
> become somewhat of a tradition at our school, so they actually look
> to it.
> In the back pages of the book "Art Synectics" there is a spinner you can
> copy (and construct with a paper fastener) for numbers 1-100. Each number
> corresponds to a word like "fusion," "light," "love," "chain," or
> The kids spin for numbers which translate to three words. The assignment
> is to create a composition that involves all three words in any choice of
> media demonstrating what they already know about element and principles
> (blah, blah). Following the visual component, they write a Type III that
> explains the symbolism or use of these concepts in their work.
> It is sweet because everyone is doing something differen. Nobody can
> cheat. You can even let them spin for words a few days in advance so they
> can think about how they will solve the problem.
> For me it shows whether or not the student has proficiency "using the page
> visually," conveying meaning, and using writing skills. You could make up
> 100 words on your own if you do not have the book and just ask kids to
> three numbers from 1-100.
> Christa
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