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artsednet-digest V2 #1459

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S. Henneborn (heneborn)
Mon, 31 May 1999 09:35:49 -0600


artsednet-digest Friday, May 28 1999 Volume 02 : Number 1459

This edition includes :
Needing Info. on History of Fashion
Re: Needing Info. on History of Fashion
RE: Collage and Mobiles for 9-11 yr olds
Pleeeeeze, need help on good art videos.
Re: contemporary artists
Re: Doesn't work like it's suppose to...
opinions needed
Re: Re:"disabled"
Re: Answer to "Doesn't work like it's suppose to..."
Re: Collage and Mobiles for 9-11 yr olds
Re: what is that goo?
Re: Answer to "Doesn't work like it's suppose to..."
Re: opinions needed
contemporary artists
re: Ross Art Paste
evidence

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Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 14:48:31 -0700 (PDT)
From: Cindy Rhule Hermus <cindyhermus>
Subject: Needing Info. on History of Fashion

Who better to ask when needing advice from knowledgable and
experienced art specialists than ArtsEdNet subscribers?

I want to develop a unit with the overarching theme of Fashion since
none seem to exist. I need help finding information on symbols,
function, and cultural design characteristics of fashion design, not
just visuals of different clothing. It can be about the history of
designing shoes, hats, clothes, etc. In short, I need help finding
information on WHY a fashion is designed the way it is.

Thank you for your time everyone!
Cindy Hermus

===
Cindy Hermus
Art Specialist
Shady Brook Elementary
2601 Shady Brook Drive
Bedford, TX 76021 USA
817.354.3513
Fax 354.3336
Just remember, it's not a lie if you believe it.
- -- George Costanza

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Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 07:13:51 -0400
From: ricki fromkin <fromkinr>
Subject: Re: Needing Info. on History of Fashion

Cindy Rhule Hermus wrote:
>
> Who better to ask when needing advice from knowledgable and
> experienced art specialists than ArtsEdNet subscribers?
>
> I want to develop a unit with the overarching theme of Fashion since
> none seem to exist. I need help finding information on symbols,
> function, and cultural design characteristics of fashion design, not
> just visuals of different clothing. It can be about the history of
> designing shoes, hats, clothes, etc. In short, I need help finding
> information on WHY a fashion is designed the way it is.
>
> Thank you for your time everyone!
> Cindy Hermus
>
> ===
> Cindy Hermus
> Art Specialist
> Shady Brook Elementary
> 2601 Shady Brook Drive
> Bedford, TX 76021 USA
> 817.354.3513
> Fax 354.3336
> Just remember, it's not a lie if you believe it.
> -- George Costanza
>
> _________________________________________________________
> DO YOU YAHOO!?
> Get your free @yahoo.com address at http://mail.yahoo.com

Most current fashion trends have evolved from the music industry, so if
you look at the different styles of music (punk, grunge, etc.) you can
see how fashion evolved from the music and the style of the people
making it.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has a huge collection on fashion. You
might try their web-site to get more info (sorry, don't have their
internet address).

Hope this helps a little.

Ricki in NJ

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Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 18:16:18 -0500
From: "Kimberly Anne Herbert" <kimberly>
Subject: RE: Collage and Mobiles for 9-11 yr olds

We just did mobiles as a part of a 3-D exhibit. The kids had a little
trouble getting started and older elementary students would say "that just
something you hang over a baby's bed" . I pulled a book about Alexander
Calder out of the Picture Book Library, showed pictures of his work to the
students along with some of the history. Suddenly the baby project became
one of the most popular with 4th - 6th graders (9-12 years old)
Kimberly Herbert
CAM Administrator
San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts and Children's Art Museum
P.O. Box 3092 San Angelo, TX 76902-3092 (mailing address)
1st Floor Historic Cactus Hotel 36 E. Twohig San Angelo, TX 76903
915 659- 4391
- -----Original Message-----
From: owner-artsednet.edu
[owner-artsednet.edu] On Behalf Of Mary Moran
Sent: Thursday, May 27, 1999 3:44 PM
To: artsednet.edu
Subject: Collage and Mobiles for 9-11 yr. olds

Hello,

I hope everyone is not too involved in end of the school year to give me
some help, which I could really use.

I am a sculptor, painter and teacher (of adults).

I am being asked to teach 9-11yr olds collage and mobile making in a summer
enrichment program. Though I have a well rounded studio art education, I
am looking for ideas on how to present these two forms to this age group.
There are 6 classes, 3 hours each. I plan to divide those into 3, 45 min
segments. I want them to be really involved and have fun and am certainly
willing to try just about anything to accomplish that end.

As a painter, I have made portraits that have not a face in sight but rather
reveal many other things about the person, so have decided to use that idea
as a springboard. That makes it about them, but in a freeing way that could
lead to some great creativity.

I thought of presenting each of them with an individual box of materials
each day from which to do the exercises in understanding the medium,
allowing them to choose from other boxes if they can demonstrate how they
made their choices and what they want to accomplish by its addition. Of
course, their final project, which will be displayed in the art center
gallery, will contain everything of their choice.

Anyone have other ideas on any aspect of this project? I am grateful for
your assistance. Thank you.

Mary

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Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 20:29:43 EDT
From: MarshArt
Subject: Pleeeeeze, need help on good art videos.

I have a little budget money to get some good, non-boring, short videos for
next year. Would some of you who know these, critique them for me?

I am planing to get 3 of the "Behind the Scenes/Penn and Teller" Videos on
Debth, Color and Line for intermediates 3-8

Next, I thought of the "Big A" series by GPN. -( Telling a story in Art and
Lines, Shape, Color, ). for K-3.

I came across a series in the GPN catalog called ARTV which covers the
periods of art. Has anyone a critique of this one? These are 10 videos that
have "MTV, animation and commercials" as part of their format

What about the new GPN "EUREKA" series?

Lastly, Faith Ringgold Paints Crown Heights. Is this just as good as her
quilt one?
Ahhh. Thanks Buddies!
Marsha who is tapping her foot waiting for June end of year!

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Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 20:50:06 EDT
From: VBSpivey
Subject: Re: contemporary artists

Some resources you may want to check out:

Jonathan Fineberg, Strategies of Being: Art since 1945 is a nice survey of
contemporary art from precursors to Ab Ex through early 1990s. Lots of
images and clear writing style (not jargony or too theoretical, yet still
savvy to current trends)

For more up to date stuff, review the current periodicals, especially Arts
Magazine; Art in America; Flash Art; Artforum. The current Artnews has a
feature on "25 most influencial artists of the century" Their picks are
questionable (as are all of those sorts of lists) but they note a lot of the
contemporary artists who were inspired by others.

A few names to look for (in my opinion): Cindy Sherman, Eric Fischl, Anselm
Kiefer, Lorna Simpson, Carrie Mae Weems, Karen Finley, Barbara Kruger, Jeff
Koons, Matthew Barney, Tim Hawkinson, Mike Kelley. (some 80s and 90s
represented, along with a variety of media and theoretical concerns)

Good luck on your test!

Ginger

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Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 21:51:27 EDT
From: Gail1611
Subject: Re: Doesn't work like it's suppose to...

I too used Ross Paste and it is not the same as it use to be. My kids had
trouble with it too. But I thought it might have been that I mixed it 1 and
1/2 gallons water to paste. Maybe Judy Nagle could do some checking for us on
the difference. Gail

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Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 21:59:53 -0400
From: "Litesal" <litesal>
Subject: opinions needed

Dear colleagues,

Due to expanding student population, I may be losing my beautiful art room,
and teaching on a cart next year. This will be my first experience teaching
from a cart.....I'm not asking for sympathy or suggestions (I'm sure I'll be
back for that later). I've been asked if I would take on a student teacher
starting in August. I am concerned because it would be my first student
teacher, and my first time on a cart. Do any of you have
suggestions....advice.....experiences that might help me make my decision?

Thank you, Leah

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Date: Wed, 27 May 2099 21:14:02 -0400
From: "Linda Kelty" <lckelty>
Subject: Re: Re:"disabled"

How often do you get to draw nudes with an address like eskimo.com? isn't
it a bit chilly a good part of the year. Everybody has their own limits,but
"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off
your goal." Henry Ford
Good luck getting listed. Linda
- -----Original Message-----
From: Gary D. LaTurner <garyl>
To: Betty Bowen <bbowen.ok.us>
Cc: lckelty <lckelty>;
artsednet.edu <artsednet.edu>
Date: Wednesday, May 26, 1999 10:58 PM
Subject: Re:"disabled"

>Some people would say that drawing nudes is a disability; I wonder if I
>can qualify?
>I'd love to join the list of other abled you've mentioned.
>Gary LaTurner
>
>
>

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Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 19:25:14 -0700 (PDT)
From: bkramer.us (Bunki Kramer)
Subject: Re: Answer to "Doesn't work like it's suppose to..."

Thanks all for the immediate feedback to my query about Ross Art Paste. I
gather the reason it's so flimsy is...it needs at least 3 layers to make it
semi-hard. Gosh...one layer of flour & water dries like a rock and it's
cheaper. Can't keep it stored in a bottle though. One layer of liquid Vano
Starch dries hard too and keeps stored a long time. Why do you guys use
Ross Art Paste when you have to use so much and have so many layers to do
to make it workable? Toodles......

Bunki Kramer - Los Cerros Middle School
968 Blemer Rd., Danville, California 94526
bkramer.ca.us...(sch)925-552-5620

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Date: Wed, 27 May 2099 21:31:42 -0400
From: "Linda Kelty" <lckelty>
Subject: Re: Collage and Mobiles for 9-11 yr olds

Mary wrote and Linda inserted her reply:

>I hope everyone is not too involved in end of the school year to give me
>some help, which I could really use.
****
Yeah, but we're never too busy to help each other out.
*****
>I am a sculptor, painter and teacher (of adults).
>
>I am being asked to teach 9-11yr olds collage and mobile making in a summer
>enrichment program. Though I have a well rounded studio art education, I
>am looking for ideas on how to present these two forms to this age group.
>There are 6 classes, 3 hours each. I plan to divide those into 3, 45 min
>segments. I want them to be really involved and have fun and am certainly
>willing to try just about anything to accomplish that end.
>*******
I introduce 3-d to students by having them "occupy space", developing human
sculpture in groups of 3 or 4, and then enlarging it. We talk about Height,
Width and Depth (Yes, in capital letters...large, expansive gestures),
positive shape and negative space, dynamic and passive movement. They love
this and then we relate it to dance and music with the use of rythm. We
have even danced to disco and rock and roll to emphasize movement. Then we
related it to the Alexander Calder mobiles and stabiles. No matter what
materials you use, this works very well. It's also a great time to
introduce balance by having them stand on one foot for as long as they can
and noticing their motion to balance themselves. Then back into groups of 3
to see if they can find ways to balance each other.
Hope this helps. It was an effort to find a creative and kinesthetic way to
teach the sculptural concepts. This is just an overview of what I did with
the kids, primarily 6th graders. I developed several lessons along this
line, but you can adapt it to suit your own purposes. It helps to teach
through multiple intelligences.
Linda K. in Iowa

>As a painter, I have made portaits that have not a face in sight but rather
>reveal many other things about the person, so have decided to use that idea
>as a springboard. That makes it about them, but in a freeing way that
could
>lead to some great creativity.
>
>I thought of presenting each of them with an individual box of materials
>each day from which to do the exercises in understanding the medium,
>allowing them to choose from other boxes if they can demonstrate how they
>made their choices and what they want to accomplish by its addition. Of
>course, their final project, which will be displayed in the art center
>gallery, will contain everything of their choice.
>
>Anyone have other ideas on any aspect of this project? I am grateful for
>your assistance. Thank you.
>
>Mary
>
>
>
>

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Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 23:04:40 EDT
From: MPBC90
Subject: Re: what is that goo?

In a message dated 5/27/99 5:51:01 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
owner-artsednet-digest.edu writes:

<< "Nagel, Judy" <JNagel>
Subject: RE: stamps

FYI The product is called Penscore in the 1999 Sax catalog and you'll find
it on p.300. I have worked with it and it works just like Betty says. It
comes in asst shapes or in 8X10 sheets. Judy >>

What is the gooey product that Walmart has in a kit (for just one child, at
home, I am assuming) that you press your hand into (what is suggested) and it
hold the shape so you can pour plaster of paris into it to get a mold? Can
you buy this "goo" in bulk with out the expensive kit for hand printing?
mp in NY

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Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 20:18:45 -0700
From: Heather Leal <rayleal>
Subject: Re: Answer to "Doesn't work like it's suppose to..."

Good question- I'll have to try Vano again, it has been a long time. Vano got
more expensive and harder to find is the reason I switched.
Heather

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Date: Wed, 27 May 2099 22:18:59 -0400
From: "Linda Kelty" <lckelty>
Subject: Re: opinions needed

Advice? Yes. Duck and run. It's work to have a student teacher and do it
well, it's difficult to organize on a cart at best. I wouldn't do both at
once unless you like shooting yourself in the foot and other self-mutilation
practices. Dodge one of them. You'll have enough adjusting to do and you
can take a student teacher when you are more acclimated. Linda K.
- -----Original Message-----
From: Litesal <litesal>
To: artsednet.edu <artsednet.edu>
Date: Thursday, May 27, 1999 10:34 PM
Subject: opinions needed

>Dear colleagues,
>
>Due to expanding student population, I may be losing my beautiful art room,
>and teaching on a cart next year. This will be my first experience
teaching
>from a cart.....I'm not asking for sympathy or suggestions (I'm sure I'll
be
>back for that later). I've been asked if I would take on a student teacher
>starting in August. I am concerned because it would be my first student
>teacher, and my first time on a cart. Do any of you have
>suggestions....advice.....experiences that might help me make my decision?
>
>Thank you, Leah
>
>
>
>

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Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 21:59:09 -0400
From: dawn1881
Subject: contemporary artists

A good book which includes lesson plans is _Contemporary Art and
Multicultural Education_. One of the authors is Zoya Kocur, and I cant
remember the name of the second author (sorry). Also the book _Art Since
1960_ incorporates European contemporaries.

Just an observation, ArtNews' "Top 25 Most Influential Artists" is a good
start, but note there are no minorities represented. You might want to
find a text which is more pluralistic.

- --D. Wilson

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Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 23:11:31 -0500
From: "Rodney and Barbara Boville" <rboville>
Subject: re: Ross Art Paste

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"rag-like feel) for the first layer of their paper mache project, =
creating a nice sturdy base. (Class 2) Then depending on the project, =
they use the white craft paper off the large 36" rolls available in the =
schools, if painting. And, if not painting, they use colored =
construction paper or that same 36" paper only the colored stuff. I =
have enjoyed using this product because of its ability to "keep" and =
easy clean up. For those who stated that the good old flour and water =
recipe gives a harder surface, I definitely agree. I guess that there is =
a trade off. Barbara:)

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- ------=_NextPart_000_0030_01BEA896.41C14AE0-- ------------------------------ Date: Fri, 28 May 1999 03:55:35 -0400 From: marcia m eaton Subject: evidence Carla's two categories of distortion (intentional and unintentional) in art are interesting. I agree that Trajan's Forum, including the column, were meant to glorify the Roman Emperor and hence, like all propaganda, was told from his point of view. Nonetheless Ron and I were impressed with how much credit he gave to the Dacians---had them depicted almost as heroically as the Romans. Perhaps one of the reasons that the Vietnam Memorial is so popular is that it seems to avoid taking sides, as it were. As to unintentional distortion this could be an accident---e.g. someone got the facts wrong but tried to be realistic, or someone might unconsciously betray himself or herself. As usual, these would be great topics to raise with students. Best, Marcia ------------------------------ End of artsednet-digest V2 #1459 ******************************** To post to the ArtsEdNet Talk Listserve, send e-mail to: artsednet *To unsubscribe from the listserv, send e-mail to: artsednet-request and type in the message area only: UNSUBSCRIBE *To send a message to the List-Owner, send e-mail to: artsednet *ArtsEdNet web site: http://www.artsednet.getty.edu/

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