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Re: Sttudents' Problem

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Becky Alexander (Bekalex)
Tue, 13 May 1997 17:14:36 -0700

>I intended to guide my students to draw a painting with surrealism
>, but they are too shy to express their idea. Are there methods or
>suggesion for me? (My students are 10-11 year old Hong Kong)
>Thank You !
>From Lee

I have to work up to this idea through a unit on fantasy, incorporating
dreams. I read fantastical books, show Chagall and Dali. Ask the classroom
teacher if she does this. You can do it if she doesn't.

I call it dream painting (not terribly accurate except in some cases) and
it seems to get the idea across.

Try having them do a collage of a few pieces then gluing them on a
background of sky with clouds.

Or, try having them divide (by folding) a sheet of paper into 4 or 5
unequal sections each to be worked separately but needing a unifying idea.

With Miro's "Composition" I had them do black-line scribbles and color them
in creatively. *After* the production aspect I showed them the Miro, to
much appreciation of his and their own work.

Anyway, just a couple of tid-bits. (g)

Becky Alexander
Porterville, Ca.