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Lesson Plans


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Mon, 9 Nov 1998 19:14:36 EST

In a message dated 11/9/98 6:53:33 AM, kehall wrote:

<<Do you think as peoples' experiences and exposure to art are increased
their views may become more objective? Or is it simply a matter of
likes and dislikes? Obviously this carries over into seeing beauty in
other things; music and sports are only a few examples to illustrate
this point. There are some who will never see the beauty in certain
aspects of sports or specific types of music. I would imagine that this
would probably hold true for certain types of art also. >>

I certainly think that what we are exposed to and learned deeply about we
broaden our scope of possible solutions and consider other view points. Take
any group of student at the beginning of the semester and lay out 10-15 varied
prints. Have them pick what they love, what they think is the best and what
they think is ugly or awful. Teach your lessons around the ones that win the
ugly contest and then give the same prints and selection at the end of the
year or semester. Guest which ones the students prefer..... the ones they
hated. Why because they know them are familiar and understand them on a deeper
level. Ahhh they have meaning to them. That is what we want to do, broaden
their senses and tools for selection and understanding so they may really
begin to open their eyes, mind and heart.