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How can we help make one time visits or brief art experiences relevant

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belia camacho (belia)
Wed, 19 Nov 1997 17:39:29 -0700 (MST)

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We believe that just because students experience art briefly, that doesn't
mean that you (as the teacher) cannot help the students make a lasting
connection between the work and their lives. For example, a child who
visits an temporary exhibit and gets to see, and maybe manipulate the work
makes a more lasting connection than a child who just drifts through the
museum and doesn't really listen to the discussion or take time to really
see the work. Also, when you go back to the classroom, (assuming that you
saw the art elsewhere) you can talk about the work and maybe investigate or
research the artist, his or her other works; you could also compare and
contrast the work the children saw with other works in the same genre or
style. You could compare techniques and mediums and in this way, build upon
the knowledge that the student has already aquired through the first work.
This will also help the student make a more lasting connection with the
work and he or she will love you and bring you apples everyday.
Anel, Belia, Rosa Mar’a, Lindsay, and Margarita

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