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Re: Mehtods- Developing art & function Unit

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From: Woody Duncan (wduncan_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Nov 03 2002 - 04:31:29 PST


Nancy,
        I you looking for a project/activity that will demo the
importance of text in the visual world ? Start with the development
of the type face, the poster, tv, book covers, web pages, etc.
We are bombarded with text messages so much we forget that
someone designed them.
                                                Woody in KC

Nancy Viola wrote:
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> I am currently in Methods, this is secondary. We are developing a
> collaborative unit with the theme,art in the everyday, or form &
> function.Basically we are trying to demonstrate that art is not removed
> from daily life but is intertwined with it. To heighten student awareness
> that they are arded with visual imagery constantly, and that many
> everyday things are art. A pen, a chair, a cup. But which ones and why?
> Visual discrimination if you will. My contribution to the unit will have
> something to do with text, we have pottery and weaving covered. I am
> struggling with how to present art & text. Any suggestions? definitely
> open to seasoned experience.Or drop text. There are so many things, but
> what is practical cost and material wise in the classroom setting?
>
> nancy v.

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