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MECelello_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Wed Nov 27 2002 - 06:08:50 PST


Dear listers, I was wondering how many of you have a photography class in HS
and whether it is considered and Art class or an Industrial technology class?
Currently at our school it is an industrial technology class but they are
getting art credit for it. The art teachers in our district are trying to
change this. The difficulty begins when The other teacher who teaches the
photo 1 class is industrial tech and started the program 15 years ago. I do
not want to take this away from him but I am looking for a compromise? I
thought about having a creative photography class and a technical photography
class since that is how each of us teach anyway. I would like to have my
class be about the uses of images and how they are created and composed to
effect, impact, persuade, and tell a story. We will use critiques to uncover
the meaning. We will discuss the differences between images seen in a
gallery and images seen in media and manipulation versus straight
photography. We will look at careers that require the creative eye. We will
learn camera and darkroom basics, digital photography and photoshop, and how
to use the photo to make a work of art in another media. (these artists
include... Leonardo, Vermeer, O'keeffe, Skoglund, Goldsworthy, Hockney,
Warhol, Close, Krueger, Estes, Man Ray, Raushemburg...ect.
The technical photo class can be more in-depth about the photographic
processes. (chemicals, parts, recording light, how everything works)
This way the students would get a 1/2 art credit from me and a 1/2 Industrial
tech credit from the other teacher. Then photo II or independent study could
be more student driven and portfolio.
ANY ADVICE OR COMMENTS? Please:)
Thanks,
Melanie Celello
Westerville, Ohio (WNHS)

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