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Lesson Plans

Re: HS kids/not taking art seriously

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Tue, 9 Nov 1999 20:43:21 EST

In a message dated 11/7/99 6:29:09 PM Eastern Standard Time, Riaugus

<< Riaugus >>
My advanced kids lack the knowledge in the elements/principles area. They
quickly slop projects together, say "I like it that way" and want to know
what project is next. (I

I am in the same boat. I teach at a charter school in Ohio. This is the
second year for the school and we go through teachers and students like
crazy. The students are so bad that they are getting kicked out and the
teachers have had enough of the reports we have to, write the parents who's
children do no wrong, the stealing, the millions of calls every day that we
have to make to the parents, ect. Anyway my seventh graders will do nothing.
I started a four part series of paintings starting with 1 monochromatic, 2nd
analogous, 3rd complimentary, and 4th all colors. My students just painted
the colors that were required, 1 color, 3 colors, 2 colors, etc. Half of
them etched their names into the wet paint. I stopped this project 1/2 way
through. I can't find anything that they like to do other than get into
trouble. My 5th grade started out the same way till I made them draw
everyday for 3 weeks. Now they like to draw and I am getting better respect
with the other art projects. The minute I start to do art history along with
the project they totally shut me off. I am looking for projects that will
interest them. I hope we can come up with something that will work.

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