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RE: [teacherartexchange] teacher as artist


From: Melissa Woodland (melissawoodland_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Nov 15 2006 - 14:28:29 PST

I do this with my sketchbook homework for my High School Art 1 Students. I
think it's important for them to know that I practice what I preach. For
those of you that are able to work during class, you must have some
tremendous class management and independent workers. I feel like I'm putting
out fires all day long and would never find the time to set up for myself.
Share your secrets!


-----Original Message-----
From: Elizabeth Heisey

What is the reasoning for not showing students your art?
Is the same true for not letting them in on the process?
I thought there was some kind of tradition that said it would stifle or
depress students or something.
I hope I am not doing something bad, but I started working on a couple
paintings in the midst of my HS classes. There are some interesting
discussions going on about the development and meaning of my work (esp.
apparently during the math classes that meet in my room in the morning! not
sure about those) My students have been involved in discussions with me
about the development of my work and actually have helped me a lot to
clarify what I want to say. They see me through the complete process. I am
aware of my vulnerability and risk-taking.
I realize I have to keep my own project subject to all student lessons and
needs, but...are there other basic premises I am missing?

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