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Lesson Plans


Beauty

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R.E.William Loring (bcloring)
Tue, 3 Nov 1998 21:04:26 -0800


I really liked the idea of finding ugly things and quantifying the essential
"ugliness" and then reversing the concept and finding that beauty and ugly
are described and
evaluated with the same terms. I assigned the "ugly find" to my Sr. Studio
class...we shared our objects and listed the qualities that we found that
made those things unlovely to us. I have two girls from Korea in the class
and their English skills are
spotty. Hae Lee, one of the girls came in to class today and when she
walked through the classroom she made me close my eyes so I wouldn't see her
thing.
I guess my directions did not overcome the language barrier...she brought in
some
really old road kill she had scraped into a zip lock bag. She flopped it on
the crit.
table and said {in very broken english} " This is a dead squirrel, it has
moving things in it, I think this is really ugly" :) Some days are like
that.....My other students said...Mrs. L.. YOu told us no road kill!