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Re: Sketchbooks/Visual Journals

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Rita Glass (
Thu, 29 May 1997 07:42:47 -0500 (CDT)

Here at McMillan Magnet School...we have been using sketchbooks since
forever.....different than journals......the the students are given 9
required drawings and one be completed during the 9 weeks
of the quarter....this is to be done outside of class time and also fills
the parents requests for homework in art......some are nature drawings
some are art history related..some are cartoon...some fantasy..some
portrait...a variety and the different grades get different requirements
and each quarter is different....the sketch book is a natural extension
of the artists learning/observing process....also they are given layout
ideas to design a cover which reflects commercial/layout/lettering
techniques....unlimited possibilities......journal is a different
idea...Rita in Omaha

On Thu, 29 May 1997 JUDIEJ48 wrote:

> I will be teaching a workshop on the subject of the importance of keeping
> sketchbooks/visual journals for the artist (student and teacher) to a
> statewide group of teachers in the fall. I would appreciate any
> information--resources, ideas, experiences, examples, etc.--any of you may
> have regarding this subject.
> I have searched the Archives of ArtsEdNet and picked up some past discussions
> on this topic. Thank you for any suggestions!
> Judie J
> Atlanta