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From: maggie at AVAM (maggie_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat May 27 2006 - 00:20:20 PDT


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> TEACHERARTEXCHANGE Digest for Friday, May 26, 2006.
>
> 1. Re: defining abstract
> 2. NAEA Grant and Funding Alert - deadlines are approaching
> 3. NEED ART IMAGES CHECK OUT....fair use for teachers?
> 4. just told by my principal (don't worry happy ending)
> 5. Re: just told by my principal (don't worry happy ending)
> 6. Collage project ideas - from old library cards
> 7. Great Self Portrait idea - contour drawing plus digital collage
> 8. Re:teacherartexchange digest: May 23, 2006
> 9. Re: just told by my principal (don't worry happy ending)
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: Re: defining abstract
> From: Marvin Bartel <marvinpb@goshen.edu>
> Date: Fri, 26 May 2006 09:07:27 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 1
>
> Jeryl
> Thanks for sharing. What you are doing has a lot of great creative
> aspects going for it. I think you are using creative ways to have
> a good discussion of Georgia O'Keefe's artwork.
> 1. Students are active participants in their learning.
> 2. They are learning to ask good questions.
>
> What if this creative discussion and learning about abstract and
> about O'Keefe took place AFTER the students had done their
> painting. Yes, if I take away this motivation and clarification
> away from the beginning of the lesson, it leaves a huge gap in the
> motivation for the artwork production. Kids will be lost. I would
> have to use another motivation. What can I do that is appropriate
> and effective to prepare and motivate them for creative artwork
> that will help them relate to the O'Keefe artwork as a result of
> their own experiences, imaginations, and observations?
>
> What were the special artistic aspects in O'Keefe's way of seeing,
> thinking, and feeling? What activities and questions could I use to
> help kids develop some aspect of an O'Keefe experience, feeling,
> and expression without showing them her images? What might be a
> few of the questions in her mind, and what special sensitivities
> would O'Keefe be smitten with if she could be in our 4th grade
> classroom in this community? What do we have in the classroom, in
> our community, in the lives of 4th graders, etc. that can be
> modified so that its essence is isolated, enlarged, emphasized,
> etc. while leaving out other aspects of it (abstracted for stronger
> effect)? How do we practice this way of seeing and expressing?
> What are some practice routines? How are the choices made? What
> criteria do I give them? What would the limitations I would place
> on the creative problem? How do I define the essential variables
> in the assignment in 4th grade language? How many practice ideas
> should
> each student do to get to the point of selecting, developing,
> enlarging, and/or refining a quality product (for a 4th grader).
> How do I get them to strive and to thrive rather than simply
> fulfill my requirements?
>
> After they practice ways of getting ideas, produce, and assess
> their artwork, they would move to a creative discussion of the
> creativity and abstract qualities of Georgia O'Keefe's work. They
> could study her work and each write discussion questions to ask
> O'Keefe (pretending that she would visit our class). After the
> questions are asked, students might have a week or two to do
> research and to speculate on what O'Keefe would say in response.
> By the end of the year the students should be able to comparing the
> way different artists see and express their lives and their
> worlds. They would realize that every artist is a unique and
> creative individual (just like themselves). They should also know
> how to generate work from their own experiences.
>
> Yes, this is a longer unit, but time can be saved if we keep only
> our best units and ideas. This way the pace can be less busy, but
> we might get better at what we do as a teachers and as a students.
> Time might be saved if we have students focus their out-of-class
> thinking on advance preparation questions and awareness thinking
> for several weeks or more prior to each project. Time might be
> saved if students keep a journal and do sketches based on our open
> focusing questions several weeks prior to each project. The
> sketches for this assignment might include both a realistic and
> 'abstract' versions to emphasize the essence of each subject.
> Artist are continually using their subconscious minds while
> sleeping and while doing routine daily tasks. This happens because
> they habitually and continually have positioned art questions and
> issues that they intend to work on in the studio. It happens
> because they have learned to expect their minds to be working on
> these ideas. They m
> ake sketches, they rest, they modify, they revise, etc. How can
> art teaching help foster more of this kind of artistic thinking?
>
> WHICH WAY?
> There are many different ways to teach art. One the one hand, some
> methods are more apt to support consistent predictable and
> impressive products and testable concept knowledge about art. One
> the other hand, some methods are more apt to help students develop
> the ability to experiment, observe, imagine, invent, innovate,
> refine, and construct knowledge about art based on the student's
> own life. Can we use methods that do BOTH of the above at the same
> time? Our approaches should not have be limited to one or the
> other, but the sequence (what comes first, second, last, etc.) we
> use may make an essential difference in how students learn to use
> their minds.
>
> Sometimes, by way of explanation, I tell my students I am always
> visiting galleries and museums to see what others have done so that
> I do NOT have to do the same thing that has already been done (said
> with a smile). I am more interested in figuring out WHY artists do
> what they do. How are they thinking? What bothers them and why?
> Finally, if they were me (living in my skin with my life
> experiences), what art would they do, and how would they do it? As
> an artist, I am trying to learn how to think, feel, and express
> better. As a teacher, I want to arrange learning so that others
> will learn to think, feel, and express better.
>
> Marvin
>
> Marvin Bartel, Ed.D., Professor of Art Emeritus
> Goshen College, 1700 South Main, Goshen IN 46526
> studio phone: 574-533-0171??
> http://www.bartelart.com
> http://www.goshen.edu/art/ed/art-ed-links.html
> "You can't never know how to do it before you never did it
> before." ... a kindergarten boy working with clay for the first time.
>
>> Amy,
>> I do a lesson with my 4th graders based on the art of Georgia
>> O'Keeffe. One of the beginning activities I do is give all the
>> students a postcard of her work as they walk in the door. On the
>> tables I have signs -still life, portraits, landscapes, cityscapes
>> and abstract. I tell them they have to stand by the table that
>> would fit for the artwork they are holding. This opens up some
>> great discussions-most of them will be holding a big flower
>> picture-but is it a still life? What about the bones ? Where
>> should they go? And then they start asking, what is abstract
>> anyway? So I ask them what should you do if you don't know the
>> meaning of a word? And someone always says look it up! So I have
>> someone look in the glossary of those art text books that sit on
>> the shelf by the door and are seldom used. The definition is
>> something like, artwork that is simplified or has parts left
>> out (I know I'm leaving parts of the definition out but I spend 7
>> hours straight with the gifted and
> talented students today making a plaster kid and marbling with
> shaving cream,etc and then meeting with the superintendent for an
> hour about transition to the new school next year so.....) Anyway-
> O' Keeffe's art is great to lead the students into abstract. She
> did one painting called Abstract of Lake George (or something like
> that) and after the definition is read, the kids pick up on it
> with that painting right away--"oh, year, that round blue blob is
> the lake and those wavy green lines are supposed to be the trees
> around it,etc.." So Marvin, is that leading them into it instead of
> just feeding it to them? I have been reading a lot of the info on
> Marvin's site about creativity. It really gets you thinking about
> the way you teach!
>> no school tomorrow!!!!! Let the summer begin!
>> Jeryl
>> p.s Amy, it is my week to be a mess- I went to my meeting with the
>> Super covered in plaster!
>>
>>
>>
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>
>
>
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>
> Subject: NAEA Grant and Funding Alert - deadlines are approaching
> From: "Judy Decker" <judy.decker@gmail.com>
> Date: Fri, 26 May 2006 10:51:15 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 2
>
> Dear Art Educators,
>
> I just received this from NAEA (you can receive it first hand by
> signing up for the e-News)
>
> NAEA GRANT AND FUNDING ALERT
> NATIONAL ART EDUCATION ASSOCIATION
> Office of the Executive Director
> Phone 703-860-8000 Fax 703-860-2960
>
> GRANT AND FUNDING INFORMATION AS OF 5/26/06
> Circulated as a public service by the
> NATIONAL ART EDUCATION ASSOCIATION
> www.naea-reston.org
>
> "Grants for School Website Development"
> SchoolSpan "Set-You-Free" Grants are for school districts
> nationwide that
> feel they are financially unable to escape from their current
> content manag=
> ement
> software vendors. The grant offers complete setup of a new web
> site; added
> functionality such as alumni portals, teacher course sites and
> newsletters;=
> and
> one year of free web site service. Maximum Award: Varies.
> Eligibility: all
> public and private school systems currently using a third party
> company to manage
> its web site; school districts using independent consultants or
> local firms=
> to
> update and manage their site. Deadline: May 30, 2006.
> http://www.schoolspan.com/grant_SetYouFree.asp
>
> "Target Store Grants for Arts, Reading, and Family Violence
> Prevention" Tar=
> get
> Store Grants support local giving in the categories of Arts,
> Reading, and
> Family Violence Prevention. The program awards Reading grants to
> schools,
> libraries, and nonprofit organizations, supporting programs such as
> weekend=
> book
> clubs, after-school reading programs, and events encouraging family
> reading time.
> ARTS GRANTS are given to programs that bring the arts to schools or
> make it
> affordable for families to participate in cultural experiences,
> such as sch=
> ool
> touring programs, field trips to the theater or symphony, or artist
> residencies and workshops in schools. Family Violence Prevention
> grants support groups working to make individual homes and entire
> communities safer, such as child abuse counseling programs and
> shelters. Maximum Award: $3000. Eligibility:
> nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) status, schools, or units of
> governm=
> ent.
> Deadline: May 31, 2006.
> http://sites.target.com/site/en/corporate/page.jsp?
> contentId=3DPRD03-001818
>
> "Grants for Youth with Disabilities"
> The Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation awards Grants for Youth
> with
> Disabilities. The Foundation is dedicated to helping young
> Americans with
> disabilities maximize their potential and full participation in
> society. The Foundation
> supports organizations and projects within its mission that address
> importa=
> nt
> needs, have broad scope and impact, and demonstrate potential for
> replicati=
> on
> at other sites. A major program emphasis is inclusion: enabling
> young peopl=
> e
> with disabilities to have full access to educational, vocational and
> recreational opportunities and to participate alongside their
> non-disabled peers.
> Maximum Award: Varies. Eligibility: U.S.-based 501(c)(3)
> organizations. Deadline:
> June 01, 2006.
> http://www.meaf.org/apply/
>
> "Seeking Applications for Youth Partnership Team"
> The America's Promise Alliance's Youth Partnership Team is currently
> accepting applications for new members. The Youth Partnership Team is
> a select group of young leaders chosen to help support and lead the
> America's Promise
> Alliance's campaign for children and youth. Members of the YPT are
> often called upon to speak on behalf of the America's Promise
> Alliance, give presentations and
> workshops at conferences, and help manage and facilitate a
> national, web-ba=
> sed
> youth leadership program for other young people. Maximum Award: n/a.
> Eligibility: youth ages 14-22. Deadline: June 2, 2006.
> http://www.americaspromise.org/files/YPT2006.doc
>
> Circulated as a public service by the National Art Education
> Association
>
> "Recognizing Extraordinary Good Done for Children"
> Each year the World of Children presents awards to ordinary people
> who have
> done extraordinary good on behalf of the health, education, and
> well-being =
> of
> children. Maximum Award: $50,000. Eligibility: person nominated
> must have f=
> ull
> knowledge that he or she is being nominated and must be available
> in Novemb=
> er
> to participate in World of Children event held in New York City.
> Deadline:
> June 9, 2006.
> http://www.worldofchildren.org/NOMINATE_Selection_process.htm
>
> "Learning in the Arts Grants"
> National Endowment for the Arts LEARNING IN THE ARTS FOR CHILDREN
> AND YOUTH
> Program offers funding for projects that help children and youth
> acquire
> appreciation, knowledge, and understanding of and skills in the arts.
> Projects must
> provide participatory learning and engagement of students with skilled
> artists, teachers, and excellent art, and ensure the application of
> national, state,
> or local arts education standards. Maximum Award: $5,000-$150,000.
> Eligibility: school-based or community based projects. Deadline:
> June 12, 2=
> 006.
> http://www.arts.gov/grants/apply/GAP07/LearningintheArts.html
>
> "National Neighborhood Day Short Film Contest"
> National Neighborhood Day is hosting its second SHORT FILM Contest, an
> opportunity for filmmakers to use technology and creativity to tell
> the nation "What
> Neighborhood Means to Me". Maximum Award: $2,000. Eligibility:
> Adults and
> youth K-12. Deadline: June 15, 2006.
> http://www.neighborhoodday.org
>
> "U.S. Dana Foundation Rural Arts Initiatives"
> Beginning in 2007, The Dana Foundation will grant professional
> development
> programs in rural communities in the U.S. Dana Foundation RURAL ARTS
> INITIATIVES are interested in professional artists teaching performing
> arts in public
> schools and in-school arts specialists who teach performing arts in
> the pub=
> lic
> schools. Maximum Award: varies up to $50,000. Eligibility: Rural
> organizati=
> ons
> with professional artists serving the K-12 education community.
> Deadline: J=
> une
> 15, 2006.
> http://www.dana.org/grants/artseducation/rural/guidelinesrural.cfm
>
> "Grants for Education, Health & Fitness, and Arts Education"
> The Louis R. Cappelli Foundation makes grants in support of
> philanthropic
> activities with a focus on programs addressing the special needs of
> youth. =
> Three
> specific targeted areas where the Foundation focuses its attention are
> education, health and fitness, and ARTS EDUCATION. Maximum Award:
> varies.
> Eligibility: 501(c)(3) organizations that serve at-risk youth.
> Deadline: June 30, 2006.
> http://www.cappelli-inc.com/application.shtml#
>
> "Freedom Alliance Scholarships"
> Freedom Alliance Scholarships provide financial assistance to sons and
> daughters of soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Guardsman who have
> been killed or permanently disabled (100% VA disability rating) in the
> line of duty, or who
> are currently classified as a Prisoner of War (POW) or Missing in
> Action
> (MIA). Maximum Award: one year scholarships to undergraduates.
> Eligibility:=
> high
> school seniors, high school graduates or registered undergraduate
> students =
> at
> an accredited college or post high school vocational/technical
> institution =
> who
> are dependent sons or daughters of a soldier, sailor, airman,
> Marine or
> Guardsman who was killed or permanently disabled (100% VA disability
> rating) in the line of duty or currently classified as a POW or MIA.
> Deadline: July 31, 2006.
> http://www.freedomalliance.org/scholarship.htm#guidelines
>
> "Red, White, and Green Climate Change Grants"
> Youth Service America and the Civil Society Institute are awarding
> Red,
> White, and Green Climate Change Grants to design a service-learning
> project=
> that
> promotes awareness about climate change and possible solutions.
> Projects sh=
> ould
> be youth-led, and the service must take place between October 1 and
> Novembe=
> r
> 30, 2006. Maximum Award: $500. Eligibility: youth between the ages
> of 15-25=
> or
> to organizations serving or engaging youth ages 15-25. Deadline:
> September =
> 1,
> 2006.
> http://www.ysa.org/
>
> Circulated as a public service by the National Art Education
> Association
>
> "Student Peace Prize"
> The Student Peace Prize is to be awarded during the International
> Student
> Festival in Trondheim (ISFiT) 2007. The prize is awarded every
> second year =
> on
> behalf of all Norwegian students, and is the only peace prize in the
> world to and
> from students. This prize highlights the important role of students
> in the
> struggle for peace, democracy and human rights. Eligibility:
> nominee must =
> be a
> student or a student organization who or which has made an outstanding
> contribution to peace, democracy or human rights. Maximum Award: an
> invitation to
> come to Norway to accept the prize at the Peace Prize Ceremony during
> ISFiT 2007, and travel throughout Norway to meet with important
> organizations and
> decision makers. Deadline: September 20, 2006.
> http://ga1.org/ct/51w2-xY1PqRR/peaceprize
>
> "Grants for Music Education and Talent Development Programs"
> The ASCAP Foundation is now considering proposals from
> organizations engagi=
> ng
> in music education and talent development programs that support music
> education programs for aspiring songwriters and composers. Maximum
> Award: $5,000.
> Eligibility: Organization must be 501(c)(3). Deadline: October 1,
> 2006.
> http://www.ascapfoundation.org/grants.html
>
> "Awards for Excellence in Private Enterprise Education"
> The Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge conducts the Leavey Awards for
> Excellence in Private Enterprise Education to honor outstanding
> educators who excite a commitment in their students to the free
> enterprise system and unleash the entrepreneurial skills of their
> students at the elementary, junior high
> school, high school and college level. Maximum Award: $7,500.
> Eligibility: teachers
> at schools (K-12), colleges, and universities. Deadline: November
> 1, 2006.
> http://www.ffvf.org/leavey.asp
>
> The Surdna Foundation Fellowships to High School Arts Teachers
> The Surdna Foundation is pleased to announce the seventh round of
> the Surdn=
> a
> Arts Teachers Fellowship Program, a national initiative to support the
> artistic revitalization of outstanding arts teachers in specialized,
> public arts high
> schools. The Surdna ARTS TEACHERS FELLOWSHIP Program will enable
> selected teachers to create art with professionals in their fields,
> stay current with new practices and resources, and create new bodies
> of work. Twenty awards of up
> to $5,000 each will be made. A complementary grant of $1,500 will
> be award=
> ed
> to the Fellow's school to support post-fellowship activities.
> Letters of In=
> tent
> to apply are due by November 17, 2006. For more information and
> application
> materials, please go to:
> www.surdna.org/artsteachersfellowship
>
> GRANTS WITH NO DEADLINE
> Circulated as a public service by the
> National Art Education Association
>
> "Grants for Formal K-12 Education"
> RGK Foundation awards grants within education to programs that
> focus on
> formal K-12 education (particularly mathematics, science and
> reading), teac=
> her
> development, literacy, and higher education. Maximum Award: $25,000.
> Eligibility:
> 501(c)3 organizations. Deadline: N/ A.
> http://www.rgkfoundation.org/guidelines.php#programs
>
> Circulated as a public service by the National Art Education
> Association
>
> "Grants for Arts, Education, and Health Projects"
> The Milagro Foundation seeks grants applications from community-based,
> grass-roots organizations that work with underprivileged children and
> youth in the
> areas of ARTS, EDUCATION, and health. Maximum Award: $5000.
> Eligibility:
> 501(c)3 organizations in the United States. Deadline: N/A.
> http://www.milagrofoundation.org/apply.asp
>
> "Barnes & Noble Corporate Contributions"
> Barnes & Noble Corporate Contributions Program is committed to
> literary-bas=
> ed
> sponsorships and partners with organizations that focus their core
> business=
> es
> on higher learning, literacy and the arts. Maximum Award: varies.
> Eligibility: non-profit organizations that focus on literacy, the ARTS
> OR EDUCATION (K - 12). Deadline: N/A.
> http://www.barnesandnobleinc.com/our_company/sponsorship/
> sponsorships_natio=
> nal
> /donations_national.html
>
> "Prudential Foundation Ready to Learn Program"
> Prudential Foundation Ready to Learn Program for education reform
> efforts
> that strengthen public education at the elementary school level:
> systemic s=
> chool
> reform; improving the quality of teachers, principals and other school
> leaders, and ARTS EDUCATION; early childhood care and education
> initiatives=
> , and
> strategies to improve literacy that address professional development
> for teachers,
> family literacy programs or literacy in the early years. Maximum
> Award:
> $25,000-$1 million. Eligibility: Public education at the elementary
> school level.
> Deadline: N/A.
> http://www.prudential.com/productsAndServices/0,1474,intPageID%
> 253D1444%252=
> 6blnPrinterFriendly%253D0,00.html
>
> "Beyond Words: The Dollar General School Library Relief Program"
> Dollar General has created a grant program to benefit public school
> librari=
> es
> in communities affected by disasters. The fund will provide grants
> for book=
> s,
> media, and/or equipment that support learning in a school library
> environment. Maximum Award: $15,000. Eligibility: Public school
> libraries that have
> incurred substantial damage or hardship due to a natural disaster
> (tornado,
> earthquake, hurricane, flood, avalanche, mudslide), fire or an act
> recognized by the
> federal government as terrorism. First priority for the initial
> grants will=
> be
> given to school libraries impacted by hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and
> Wilma =
> =96
> either through direct loss or through an increase in enrollment due to
> displaced students. Deadline: open.
> http://www.ala.org/ala/aasl/aaslawards/dollargeneral/
> disasterrelief.htm
>
>
> --------------------------------------------------------
>
> TEACHING ART APPRECIATION
>
> NO. 291
> "PATHWAYS TO ART APPRECIATION
> A SOURCE BOOK FOR MEDIA & METHODS"
>
> By Al Hurwitz and Stanley S. Madeja with Eldon Katter. Pathways is
> a source
> book for art teachers for the teaching of art appreciation at all
> levels.
> Content strands are carried throughout the book. Each chapter opens
> with a general
> discussion about various approaches to the study of art related to the
> "teaching of art appreciation." Instructional strategies and art
> activities=
> are
> presented in a separate "Things to Do" section. At the close of
> each chapte=
> r,
> "Assessment Strategies" that contribute to the teaching of art
> appreciation=
> are
> addressed. Formative and summative assessment activities can be found
> throughout the book. Many instructional approaches in the "Things to
> Do" strand are dual purpose, being applicable to assessment and to
> instruction. This book
> accomplishes two goals: to help dispel the unnecessary mystique
> surrounding=
> art
> appreciation, and to clarify the significant ways in which this far-
> reachin=
> g
> subject can excite, motivate, and enhance the lives of students. It
> serves =
> as a
> resource for the teacher who desires to enhance and expand the
> teaching of =
> art
> appreciation in the classroom.
> 125 pgs. {2003} ISBN 1-890160-24-5
> Price: $25.00; Members $20.00
>
> Ordering info can be found on NAEA web site: www.naea-reston.org
>
> --------------------------------------------------------------------
> I will be listing these on IAD soon.... but won't list all of them
> since deadlines are just around the corner.
>
> Judy Decker
> Incredible Art Department
> http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/
> Incredible Art Resources
> http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/middle/
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: NEED ART IMAGES CHECK OUT....fair use for teachers?
> From: sarawren@houston.rr.com
> Date: Fri, 26 May 2006 13:39:18 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 3
>
> NEED ART IMAGES CHECK OUT
>
> http://www.thecityreview.com/s05simp1.html
>
>
> Impressionist & Modern Art
> Sotheby's Auction
> SHOWS PHOTOS OF FAMOUS PAINTINGS BEING SOLD
> DESCRIPTION OF
> PRICE SOLD FOR
>
> ALSO CHECK OUT
> Home Page of The City Review
>
> SHOWS PHOTOS OF ARCHITECTURE, ARTISTS, ART EXHIBITS, MUSEUMS
>
> http://www.thecityreview.com/home.html
>
>
> Judy Decker, what do you think of the fair use of these images????
>
>
> Sara
>
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: just told by my principal (don't worry happy ending)
> From: Betty B <bettycarol_40@sbcglobal.net>
> Date: Fri, 26 May 2006 13:19:44 -0700 (PDT)
> X-Message-Number: 4
>
> In just checking out for the year (still cleaning my
> room of course!) my principal told me that he had had
> complaints from a couple of sets of parents this
> semester about "all the nudity" in my classroom. I
> thanked him for sheilding me from that, since that was
> the first I'd heard. So then I told him that I had not
> shown my students any nudity actually, but I had asked
> them to do a little art history research, and they had
> seen some nudity in that, in Renaissance work and
> Degas bathers. And he asked me if I thought they were
> too young to deal with that (middle school) and I
> (carefully) told him that the nudity that causes the
> most furor is National Geographic, and how old should
> students be before they can look at National
> Geographic?? What is the cutoff age? So then he said
> that parents had also complained about the Rick Steves
> "Best of Italy" DVD that my boyfriend down the hall
> had shown his 6th graders during their Europe unit
> (which they loved), and that the parents were upset
> about things the kids were shown in Florence. So I
> said yes, that would be Michelangelo's David, which
> has been in a public square for around 500 years, and
> is one of the great works of art in the world. You
> aren't going to find a good video on Florence without
> nudity, so do we just not teach them about Florence?
> Or the Sistine Chapel?? So then (this is the only
> funny part) he said well, you know, the mother was
> sitting here, and I was sitting over here, and he had
> her legs crossed, and her shorts were so short, if I
> hadn't known better, I'd have thought she was sitting
> there in her panties and I kind of wanted to ask, "the
> way you're dressed, I'm somewhat suprised this is a
> problem for you!". I wish he had.
>
> So, I guess next year I should send out a warning note
> before I do any art history.
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: Re: just told by my principal (don't worry happy ending)
> From: Woody Duncan <woodyduncan@comcast.net>
> Date: Fri, 26 May 2006 14:42:03 -0600
> X-Message-Number: 5
>
> Betty,
> I'm sure drafting a carefully worded note to go home with every =
> student
> would not hurt. You should always CYA. But the note would be a
> wonderful
> method of educating the parents as well. I was lucky to seldom have
> =20
> parent
> involvement in what I did, or perhaps they didn't care. I like to =20
> think they were
> too busy earning a living working two jobs to make ends meet.
> Don't worry, be happy is good advice, =
> Woody
>
> On May 26, 2006, at 2:19 PM, Betty B wrote:
>
>> In just checking out for the year (still cleaning my
>> room of course!) my principal told me that he had had
>> complaints from a couple of sets of parents this
>> semester about "all the nudity" in my classroom. I
>> thanked him for sheilding me from that, since that was
>> the first I'd heard. So then I told him that I had not
>> shown my students any nudity actually, but I had asked
>> them to do a little art history research, and they had
>> seen some nudity in that, in Renaissance work and
>> Degas bathers. And he asked me if I thought they were
>> too young to deal with that (middle school) and I
>> (carefully) told him that the nudity that causes the
>> most furor is National Geographic, and how old should
>> students be before they can look at National
>> Geographic?? What is the cutoff age? So then he said
>> that parents had also complained about the Rick Steves
>> "Best of Italy" DVD that my boyfriend down the hall
>> had shown his 6th graders during their Europe unit
>> (which they loved), and that the parents were upset
>> about things the kids were shown in Florence. So I
>> said yes, that would be Michelangelo's David, which
>> has been in a public square for around 500 years, and
>> is one of the great works of art in the world. You
>> aren't going to find a good video on Florence without
>> nudity, so do we just not teach them about Florence?
>> Or the Sistine Chapel?? So then (this is the only
>> funny part) he said well, you know, the mother was
>> sitting here, and I was sitting over here, and he had
>> her legs crossed, and her shorts were so short, if I
>> hadn't known better, I'd have thought she was sitting
>> there in her panties and I kind of wanted to ask, "the
>> way you're dressed, I'm somewhat suprised this is a
>> problem for you!". I wish he had.
>>
>> So, I guess next year I should send out a warning note
>> before I do any art history.
>>
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> Subject: Collage project ideas - from old library cards
> From: "Judy Decker" <judy.decker@gmail.com>
> Date: Fri, 26 May 2006 16:56:59 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 6
>
> Dear Art Educators,
>
> This was posted by Dodi on Art Education list.... Thought I would pass
> it on to you.
>
>> From Dodi:
>
> I saw this website on my collage group's list.
> www.lib.uiowa.edu/pr/cartalog/
>
> The University of Iowa library will send you cards from their old
> catalog (if you send them a self addressed stamped envelope) as the
> point of departure for an art project. There is a gallery on the site
> -- most of the work looks collaged -- plus more info.
> -----------------------------------------------
> I imagine most of your schools have done away with the card catalog by
> now? But it wouldn't hurt to check to see what they did with the old
> cards.
>
> Judy Decker
>
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> Subject: Great Self Portrait idea - contour drawing plus digital
> collage
> From: "Judy Decker" <judy.decker@gmail.com>
> Date: Fri, 26 May 2006 17:03:23 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 7
>
> Dear Art Educators,
>
> Lotte Petricone just finished a 5 week 8th grade self-portrait project
> using Adobe
> Photoshop with a scanned contour drawing, and the results are on her
> site -
>
> http://www.ccsd.edu/ffms/Art/eighth_grade1.htm
>
> The webquest they used for searching for images in the computer lab is
> above the images - "Photoshop". These were inspired by Kris
> Fontes "Fill Your Head", but they did contour drawings
> from observation, and then scanned them in and filled the background.
> This was done as a test - Lotte will be teaching a computer
> graphics class =
> next
> year, and wanted to troubleshoot. If anyone has any good ideas out
> there for Photoshop and possibly Illustrator for middle school,
> combining regular
> art with the tech, and including Elements and Principles, Lotte would
> like to hear about them. If you can help Lotte with ideas - send me
> your email address and I will forward it to Lotte.
>
> Regards,
>
> Judy Decker
> Incredible Art Department
> http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/
> Incredible Art Resources
> http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/middle/
>
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> Subject: Re:teacherartexchange digest: May 23, 2006
> From: maggie at AVAM <maggie@avam.org>
> Date: Fri, 26 May 2006 17:14:40 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 8
>
> I will be back in the office on June 1 and will reply to your email
> as soon as I can.
>
> On May 24, 2006, at 3:01 AM, TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
> digest <teacherartexchange@lists.pub.getty.edu> wrote:
>
>> TEACHERARTEXCHANGE Digest for Tuesday, May 23, 2006.
>>
>> 1. employment
>> 2. Re: movies with art history
>> 3. Ceramic Figurative Sculpture to inspire - Orly Nezer
>> 4. CBS Sunday Morning + Everyday Art
>> 5. RE: Looking for books
>> 6. Re: Reinventing the (color) Wheel
>> 7. Re: employment
>> 8. Re: employment
>> 9. Re: employment
>> 10. awesome art elements by andy
>> 11. Re: employment
>>
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>> Subject: employment
>> From: JLC <jeanette_10@yahoo.com>
>> Date: Tue, 23 May 2006 04:38:32 -0700 (PDT)
>> X-Message-Number: 1
>>
>> Hello all:
>> I am a certifed k-12 art teacher. I am looking for a
>> High school position, willing to relocate to the
>> south, and southwest part of the USA.
>> If anyone out there can direct me to where there are
>> actually any jobs, as there doesnt seem to be any or
>> enough to go around here in Michigan, I would
>> appreciate it. I have LOTS of debt in student loans to
>> pay off and NEED to start working.
>> email me off post please with any job leads.
>> Thank you
>>
>> Check out the new look of my site, also the
>> new art!
>> www.lochertheartist1.bravehost.com
>>
>>
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>> Subject: Re: movies with art history
>> From: Jayna Huffines <jayna_99@yahoo.com>
>> Date: Tue, 23 May 2006 05:45:55 -0700 (PDT)
>> X-Message-Number: 2
>>
>> Can you believe he forgot Ferris Beuller's Day Off?
>>
>>>
>> http://daphne.palomar.edu/mhudelson/ArtHistoryMovies.html
>>
>>
>> Jayna
>>
>> <a href="http://www.myspace.com/netinemmy" target="_blank"><img
>> src="http://x.myspace.com/images/Promo/myspace_4.jpg"
>> border="0"><br><img src="http://www.myspace.com/images/no_pic.gif"
>> border="0"><br><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-
>> serif">Check me out!</font></a>
>>
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>> Subject: Ceramic Figurative Sculpture to inspire - Orly Nezer
>> From: "Judy Decker" <judy.decker@gmail.com>
>> Date: Tue, 23 May 2006 08:50:29 -0400
>> X-Message-Number: 3
>>
>> Dear Art Educators,
>>
>> I found many good images on this site to inspire students in a
>> figurative clay sculpture lesson - Orly Nezer A Touch of Clay:
>> http://www.atouchofclay.com/index.php
>>
>> Those of you who are not permitted to show nude figures will have to
>> select images for PowerPoint. Her nudes are very tastefully done.
>>
>> I will not be adding a link at this time as she has many missing
>> images - so save the link if it interests you.
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Judy Decker
>> Incredible Art Department
>> http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/
>> Incredible Art Resources
>> http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/middle/
>>
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>> Subject: CBS Sunday Morning + Everyday Art
>> From: "Sears, Ellen" <ELLEN.SEARS@Anchorage.kyschools.us>
>> Date: Tue, 23 May 2006 09:33:24 -0400
>> X-Message-Number: 4
>>
>>
>> I can't believe I missed the first 20 minutes - but I did get to tape
>> the rest... Sunday morning had their design show on last Sunday
>> (5/21) -
>> it would be good to show the last week of school and have the kids
>> reflect on 'everyday art' - here is the 'article' that accompanies -
>> =20
>> http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/05/21/sunday/main1638399.shtml
>>
>>
>> Ellen
>>
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>> Subject: RE: Looking for books
>> From: "Diane Purdie" <dap1@rogers.com>
>> Date: Tue, 23 May 2006 10:15:09 -0400
>> X-Message-Number: 5
>>
>> There's also a blog called Post Secret if you're interested:
>> http://postsecret.blogspot.com/
>>
>>
>> Diane Purdie
>> If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never
>> been in bed
>> with a mosquito.
>>
>> Anonymous
>>
>> Aunt Alice's Art Room
>> Diapositive
>> Industrial Art
>> Little Black Sketchbook
>> Trying so very hard to be perfect
>>
>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Sidnie Miller [mailto:SMILLER@elko.k12.nv.us]
>>> Sent: Monday, May 22, 2006 3:25 PM
>>> To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
>>> Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] Looking for books
>>>
>>>
>>> A student brought in a book called Post Secret by Frank Warren.
>>> It's
>>> pretty
>>> interesting--art therapy I guess you would say--He put out 300 blank
>>> postcards
>>> all over the place and asked people to send them to him
>>> anonymously with a
>>> secret that they had never told anyone. He has gotten back over
>>> 10,000
>>> cards.
>>>
>>>
>>>
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>> Subject: Re: Reinventing the (color) Wheel
>> From: <lpapanicolaou@pausd.org>
>> Date: Tue, 23 May 2006 07:46:13 -0700 (PDT)
>> X-Message-Number: 6
>>
>> A colleague of mine from the haiku lists has begun compiling
>> resources on the
>> traditional Japanese use of color. I immediately thought that
>> people here might be
>> insterested, so here are the links she has just posted (I'm not
>> sure I understand the
>> part about green babies, but I'm working on it!):
>>
>> GREY/GRAY and haiku
>> http://haikutopics.blogspot.com/2006/05/grey-hyaku-nezu.html
>>
>> Green and Haiku
>> http://haikutopics.blogspot.com/2006/05/green-midori-ao.html
>>
>> Linda
>>
>>
>>
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>> Subject: Re: employment
>> From: "Sidnie Miller" <SMILLER@elko.k12.nv.us>
>> Date: Tue, 23 May 2006 12:14:55 -0700
>> X-Message-Number: 7
>>
>> You could try the Clark County School District--it's Las Vegas and
>> usually
>> is hiring a bunch of new teachers each year. Look them up on the web
>>
>>>>> jeanette_10@yahoo.com 5/23/2006 4:38 am >>>
>> Hello all:
>> I am a certifed k-12 art teacher. I am looking for a
>> High school position, willing to relocate to the
>> south, and southwest part of the USA.
>> If anyone out there can direct me to where there are
>> actually any jobs, as there doesnt seem to be any or
>> enough to go around here in Michigan, I would
>> appreciate it. I have LOTS of debt in student loans to
>> pay off and NEED to start working.
>> email me off post please with any job leads.
>> Thank you
>>
>> Check out the new look of my site, also the
>> new art!
>> www.lochertheartist1.bravehost.com=20
>>
>>
>>
>>
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>> Subject: Re: employment
>> From: blue@bham.rr.com
>> Date: Tue, 23 May 2006 14:30:39 -0500
>> X-Message-Number: 8
>>
>> Greetings - the south is where it's at folks - a hidden secret that
>> others think is still living in the past. Nothing like the southland
>> in the springtime... :)
>>
>> Please contact Janice Stephens at step18@bellsouth.net. She is in
>> charge of fine arts for Jefferson County in Birmingham, Alabama. You
>> can also find more information on the net with Jefferson County
>> Schools.
>>
>> Good luck,
>> blue n bham
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: Sidnie Miller <SMILLER@elko.k12.nv.us>
>> Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2006 2:16 pm
>> Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] employment
>> To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
>> <teacherartexchange@lists.pub.getty.edu>
>>
>>> You could try the Clark County School District--it's Las Vegas and
>>> usuallyis hiring a bunch of new teachers each year. Look them up
>>> on the web
>>>
>>>>>> jeanette_10@yahoo.com 5/23/2006 4:38 am >>>
>>> Hello all:
>>> I am a certifed k-12 art teacher. I am looking for a
>>> High school position, willing to relocate to the
>>> south, and southwest part of the USA.
>>> If anyone out there can direct me to where there are
>>> actually any jobs, as there doesnt seem to be any or
>>> enough to go around here in Michigan, I would
>>> appreciate it. I have LOTS of debt in student loans to
>>> pay off and NEED to start working.
>>> email me off post please with any job leads.
>>> Thank you
>>>
>>> Check out the new look of my site, also the
>>> new art!
>>> www.lochertheartist1.bravehost.com
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
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>> Subject: Re: employment
>> From: "M. Austin" <whest177@wheatstate.com>
>> Date: Tue, 23 May 2006 17:50:01 -0500
>> X-Message-Number: 9
>>
>> Frederic Remington High School is looking for a new art teacher. It
>> also
>> entails teaching 6-8 tho. It is located north of Wichita, KS.
>> ~Michal
>> K-12 Kansas Art Teacher
>> http://www.geocities.com/theartkids
>>
>>
>>> I am a certifed k-12 art teacher. I am looking for a
>>> High school position, willing to relocate to the
>>> south, and southwest part of the USA.
>>> If anyone out there can direct me to where there are
>>> actually any jobs, as there doesnt seem to be any or
>>> enough to go around here in Michigan, I would
>>> appreciate it. I have LOTS of debt in student loans to
>>> pay off and NEED to start working.
>>> email me off post please with any job leads.
>>> Thank you
>>
>>
>>
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>> Subject: awesome art elements by andy
>> From: ceastman <ceastman@twmi.rr.com>
>> Date: Tue, 23 May 2006 21:34:01 -0400
>> X-Message-Number: 10
>>
>> check out this site...
>> http://www.writedesignonline.com/history-culture/AndyGoldsworthy/
>> overview.htm
>>
>> andy goldsworthy images which demonstrate the elements of art. very
>> cool!
>>
>> linda in michigan
>>
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>> Subject: Re: employment
>> From: "" <lava5000@excite.com>
>> Date: Tue, 23 May 2006 23:20:11 -0400 (EDT)
>> X-Message-Number: 11
>>
>>
>> Las Vegas always need teachers.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Lauren
>>
>>
>>
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> Subject: Re: just told by my principal (don't worry happy ending)
> From: "M. Austin" <whest177@wheatstate.com>
> Date: Fri, 26 May 2006 20:10:36 -0500
> X-Message-Number: 9
>
> I had to laugh at your story as it reminded me of a field trip that
> the
> music teacher and I took our 6th graders on. We were touring the
> WSU campus,
> which has a fantastic outdoor sculpture collection, as well as the art
> galleries. Since it is a college, and it has been a few years since I
> attended, I hadn't realized the amount of nudity displayed. The music
> teacher was abit uncomfortable, and told the kids that we were
> going over to
> see "the big organ" (which is actually a huge musical instrument,
> so big
> that the building was built around it), not realizing that there
> was a huge
> nude sculpture outside the building. One of the kids goes "Yup,
> that's a big
> organ alright". It was all I could do not to die laughing right
> there! The
> music teacher had never noticed that sculpture in all the years he had
> attended the college.
> ~Michal
> K-12 Kansas Art Teacher
> http://www.geocities.com/theartkids
>
>
>
>> In just checking out for the year (still cleaning my
>> room of course!) my principal told me that he had had
>> complaints from a couple of sets of parents this
>> semester about "all the nudity" in my classroom. I
>> thanked him for sheilding me from that, since that was
>> the first I'd heard. So then I told him that I had not
>> shown my students any nudity actually, but I had asked
>> them to do a little art history research, and they had
>> seen some nudity in that, in Renaissance work and
>> Degas bathers.
>
>
>
>
>
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