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Re: [teacherartexchange] Teaching Bgn, Interm and Adv Art at once


From: Sidnie Miller (SMILLER_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed May 30 2007 - 11:49:29 PDT

Hi Gabrielle, I have combined classes and for anything but beginning where we do the basics of design and construction, the students are Independant Studio students--they are responsible for planning their work and organizing their materials and producing at least 5 projects per quarter. I have a contract that they sign. I also tell them(in case they aren't really the most creative people--just attached to me and art) that they can choose to do the assignments that the beginners are doing but that I expect more from them. They all think they want to choose their own assignments, but most don't really have the experience to do so. I make a list of possible assignments that they can do and I also have them look at American Crafts mag or the internet or various books to give them ideas. I tell them up front that I will mostly be busy with beginners--we will have critique sessions when they're finished or when they're frustrated. I try to have them in groups so that they can encourage each other and give s
uggestions to each other.

>>> Gabrielle Bliss <> 5/25/2007 4:24:56 pm >>>

Hi, I need some tips on teaching beginning, intermediate and advanced Ceramics, jewelry and drawing and
painting all at once. This is the first year that I have taught High School that way and my intermediate and
advanced students feel like the class is not worthwhile. I do end up spending most of my energy on tthe
beginning studnets- they need so much help! How do others successfully do this>
Thanks, Gabrielle In Minnesota
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From: Valerie Colston <>
Date: Friday, May 25, 2007 2:09 pm
Subject: [teacherartexchange] Art Cart and Volunteer Parent Programs

> Teachers-
> Do you have a parent volunteer art program at your school? Do you use
> an art cart? What items do you include on the cart?
> Valerie Colston
> Art Teacher on the Net
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