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Re: 3rd grade & color


From: Jerry Krasnesky (ceskras_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Nov 06 2001 - 21:13:50 PST

Thanks a lot Mark! Sometimes all we need is a bit of reassurance to keep us plugging along. I SWORE I'd never be one of those teachers that lies to my students by telling them that make n' take craft projects are 'art' but haven't had much/any formal training in (real) Art! I spend hours finding stuff on artists, elements, lessons, etc...pressure myself but that's me!

Appreciate the feedback tons! D
  ----- Original Message -----
  From: mark alexander
  To: ArtsEdNet Talk
  Sent: Tuesday, November 06, 2001 8:10 AM
  Subject: Re: 3rd grade & color

  This sounds good to me. Sonia Delaunay is a favorite artist of mine. I've often mentioned to my students that her husband Robert Delaunay got more acclaim than she did primarily due to gender bias typical of the times, but that I happen to like her work better.

  I've used her work as a model for a painting and poetry project with 8th graders. My artists wrote poems then illustrated them by created a Delaunay inspired non-objective painting, concentrating on the emotional quality of color. Paintings and poems displayed together are always quite striking.

  Oh, and I agree, an hour and a half is not much time in a six day rotation for a quality art program. However, I'd say most of us get less than that. At my school, grade 1-5 students only get 50 mins of art every 5 days, and the grade 6-8 kids only get 40 mins every 5 days.

  Keep up the great work! Thanks for sharing. Mark


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