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Re: sketchbook handout, credit due


From: artappeal (artappeal_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Nov 20 2002 - 16:48:54 PST

Hi. I forgot to site the source I used for my sketchbook handout. The
handout information is adapted from information that Ken Gessford adapted
from a model used by McIntosh (1991). Hope it was useful to someone. My
kids are still excited about their books. They bring them to class every
week. The only problem now is that they are reluctant to stop working in
their books to work on the assigned class projects!


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From: "artappeal" <>
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Sent: Wednesday, November 13, 2002 8:28 PM
Subject: sketchbook handout

> How to Keep a Sketchbook/Journal
> (Please bring your sketchbook to class each week)
> What should you include in your sketchbook?
> You should include ideas, sketches, collaged items, designs, words,
> notes from class, diagrams, reflections, questions, new things you've
> learned, and anything else that you would like to add.
> When should you include entries in your sketchbook?
> You can work in your sketchbook after class, or at the end of class;
> anytime an insight, a design idea or question hits you; or anytime you
> free time an want to use it, so keep the book handy. Sometimes you will
> also do assignments during class.
> Why should you draw and write in your sketchbook?
> Because it will record your ideas that you might otherwise forget; it
> will show how you have grown as an artist (don't rip out the page if you
> make a "mistake" you can look at it and learn from it, there are no
> mistakes); it will help you to learn, solve problems, and form ideas.
> How should you write and draw entries in your sketchbook?
> You can express yourself in sketches and drawings; in single words,
> questions, or short phrases; in long, flowing sentences; in designs; in
> diagrams; in any way that you would like.
> Remember, the sketchbook is yours. It reflects your ideas and your
> creativity.