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From: Judy Decker (jdecker_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat May 31 2003 - 14:50:31 PDT


Gail has asked me to post this for her....some of you have found the links
of interest.

From Marge Dickinson:

Today -- a few news stories, some summer classes and resource information.
1. Summer Art Workshops at Terra Museum of American Art - for students
2. Terra Museum Teacher Courses
3. Standardized testing critic lashes out at No Child Left Behind Act
4. RESOURCES
5. States grapple with virtual school legislation

1. Summer Art Workshops at Terra Museum of American Art
For Students entering 7th, 8th, or 9th grade
Explore the Terra Museum of American Art, where you can look at, discuss,
and draw from artwork in the galleries. Then use your explorations as
inspiration to express your unique style in the studio.

Workshop 1: Printmaking from Nature

Learn a variety of printmaking techniques, including some that use a press,
to create your own portfolio of nature-inspired prints. In the galleries
you will view drawings and paintings by Helen Torr, an artist who often used
nature motifs in her art.

Workshop 2: Be Yourself!

Create a self-portrait inspired by American folk art at the Terra Museum.
Learn a variety of drawing, painting, and collage techniques and express
your individuality by making a multi-media masterpiece.
Where: Terra Museum of American Art
  664 N. Michigan Avenue
  Chicago, IL 60611
When: Workshop 1: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays July 1, 2,
3, 8, 9, 10.
Workshop 2: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays July 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24.

Time: 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Cost: $75. ($60. Early registration by June 1, 2003)
For: Interested students who will enter 7th, 8th, or 9th grade in
September 2003. Scholarships are also available if needed.Space is limited
For more information or to register please call the Education Department at
312.654.2242, Monday through Friday during business hours. Space is
limited, early registration recommended!

Payment must be made at time of registration. Checks or Visa, Mastercard,
and American Express are accepted. Withdrawal from the program must take
place no later than one week prior to the first class for a full refund. A
$15.00 processing fee will be charged for withdrawals later than one week
prior to the start of the first class.
Terra Museum of American Art
664 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
Tel: 312.654.2258
Fax: 312.664.1615

2. Terra Museum Teacher Courses
Summer 2003

Between the Covers: Art-Inspired Bookmaking for an Interdisciplinary
Curriculum

Tuesday, July 29 through Friday, August 1, 2003
10:00 am ­ 3:00 pm
Instructor: Dori Jacobsohn, Manager, Studio and Family Programs, TMAA
Recommended for pre-K through 6th grade
In this four-day course teachers will learn creative ways to enrich their
curricula through bookmaking and works of American art in the Terra
collection. The course will introduce a variety of bookmaking and art
techniques as well as standards-based strategies for integrating art across
the curriculum. By the end of the course participants will have assembled
in handmade books their creative responses to art in the Terra collection
and ideas for teaching with art across the curriculum. Participants will
receive reproductions to use in the classroom.
State Goals: 3c, 5c, 7a, 25a, 26, 27a
Fee: $80 for nonmembers, $65 for members. For teachers wishing to receive
National Louis University credit, the total cost for registration and
tuition is $330, $315 for members. 15 CPDUšs and CPS Lane Credit also
available.

Drawing at the Terra: Expressive Portraiture

Five Tuesdays ­ July 1 through 29, 2003 4:00 ­ 7:00 pm
Instructor: Molly Carter, Artist and Museum Educator, Studio and Family
Programs TMAA
Participants in this five-week course will explore the expressive potential
of portraiture using a variety of media, including charcoal, pen and ink,
black-and-white acrylic, and graphite. Drawing inspiration from portraits
in two exhibitions-A Rich Simplicity: Folk Art from the Terra Foundation
for the Arts Collection and The Master Prints of Edward C. Curtis:
Portraits of Native America-participants will create a series of portraits
and self-portraits in the studio utilizing fundamental drawing techniques.
State Goals: 25a, 26
Fee: $80 for nonmembers, $65 for members. For teachers wishing to receive
National Louis University credit, the total cost for registration and
tuition is $330, $315 for members. 15 CPDUšs also available.
Questions? Contact:
Dori Jacobsohn Manager, Studio and Family Programs
jacobsohn@terramuseum.org
Terra Museum of American Art, 664 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611,
Tel: 312.654.2258 Fax: 312.664.1615

3. Standardized testing critic lashes out at No Child Left Behind Act
Author Alfie Kohn yesterday said good scores on standardized tests don't
necessarily mean students are getting a quality education. Too much focus on
standardized tests steals time from some subjects and causes undue stress,
Kohn said. http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/living/education/5963986.htm
(5/29)

4. RESOURCES:
The Giertz Education Center, located on the lower level of Krannert Art
Museum, Champaign, IL will be open on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday,
11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. from June 1 through September 1. Regular hours
resume on September 1.
This is a good time to stop at the Giertz Education Center at Krannert Art
Museum to examine the many art and cultural objects, poster prints, books,
video recordings and other educational resources suitable for pre-school
through adult learners and available for loan.
Staff at the Education Center can also be reached by phone: (217) 333-8218
and email: verickso@uiuc.edu

5. States grapple with virtual school legislation
Recent developments in state courts and legislatures across the nation have
produced mixed results for virtual education. Proponents of virtual
schools<in which students receive instruction entirely online<contend the
programs open new doors for students, but skeptics say they siphon tax
dollars away from public schools and into the hands of for-profit
companies.... for the rest of the story go to
http://www.eschoolnews.com/news/Alertunreg.cfm?ArticleID=4419&ul=%2Fnews%2Fs
howStory%2Ecfm%3FArticleID%3D4419

Marge Dickinson, Editor
The Mosaic, Illinois Art Education Association
19047 US Hwy 34
Galva IL 61434

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