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Re: [teacherartexchange] Ceramics Lesson plan


From: Joe Medina (jmedina_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Nov 02 2010 - 09:32:45 PDT

Thank you so much for that lead Natalie

Joe Medina

On Tue, Nov 2, 2010 at 8:09 AM, Natalie Sakurai <> wrote:
> You might also want to show examples of what an installation can look like.
>  Check out Shahzia Sikander's installation piece on Art21 (first season).
>  It doesn't deal with the human form necessarily, but is a great example of
> adapting scale to a large space - and its beautiful.  Maybe you can visit an
> installation at a local gallery or museum as part of your lesson.
> Good luck!
> Natalie (California)
>  On Nov 2, 2010, at 7:51 AM, wrote:
>> Hard to point you in the right direction without knowing what concepts,
>> benchmarks, or curriculum you want this lesson plan to be about.  Start by
>> asking what it is you truly want the students to get out of the installation
>> experience and let that direct the lesson would be my advice.  To me the
>> idea of an installation lesson could be driven by the concepts of space and
>> form. You could talk about how artists use 3-d space to suggest difference
>> emotions or ideas.
>>> Subject: Ceramics Lesson plan
>>> From: Joe Medina Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2010 18:05:30 -0700
>>> X-Message-Number: 5
>>> My name is Joe Medina and I teach high school photography in a AZ
>>> border town . I am currently collaborating with our cermaics teacher .
>>> She wants to introduce installation work to her Intermediate ceramics
>>> class . She was inspired by the Museum of Qin Terracotta warriors and
>>> horses .... I believe she wants the work to revolve around the " human
>>> form " . We have already located a space for the installation we
>>> just need the "right" lesson plan . Her first idea was to have a
>>> student create a piece around our school mascot but I thought
>>> conceptually it was a little weak .
>>> We are both looking for a conceptually engaging , rigorous and
>>> relevant lesson plan and ideas for this assignment . If anybody has
>>> any leads or ideas it would be greatly appreciated . Thank You
>>> Sincerely
>>> Joe Medina
>>> Yuma High School
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