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RE:[teacherartexchange] teacherartexchange digest: October 12, 2006

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From: carl toonz (carltoonz_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Oct 13 2006 - 05:08:50 PDT


>What do you'all think about that new study....that proves men are smarter
>than women?
There should be some interesting retorts on this one.

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>Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2006 00:00:03 -0700
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>TEACHERARTEXCHANGE Digest for Thursday, October 12, 2006.
>
>1. tile projects?
>2. New Art CD
>3. RE: AP Questions....
>4. Grad school survey questions
>5. Works by Johns and de Kooning Sell for $143.5 Million (New York Times)
>6. Yesterdays Balloons
>7. Re: Yesterdays Balloons
>8. Re: Yesterdays Balloons
>9. Re: Yesterdays Balloons
>10. Re: Yesterdays Balloons
>11. introduction
>12. new software to try
>13. Re: Re: middle schoolers retaining art history
>14. borrowing supplies
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>Subject: tile projects?
>From: <jean1@dejazzd.com>
>Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2006 8:24:51 -0400
>X-Message-Number: 1
>
>One of the 5th grade teachers would like to create a
>project with his class and base it on their lessons in geometry and
>has enlisted my help. Any souls out their with brilliant ideas? He is
>willing to work in 3D form as well...
>
>Thanks a bunch for the consideration,
>Blue in Birmingham, AL (well Hoover actually...)
>
>I had third graders each make a geometric design squares. A HSer and I
>glued
>and grouted them in the stair risers at the entrance to the school. I'll
>take
>photos and send them if you like. Jeannie in PA
>
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>Subject: New Art CD
>From: cen_aca_dp <cen_aca_dp@nwoca.org>
>Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2006 10:42:58 -0400
>X-Message-Number: 2
>
>Found this on Rhapsody while searching for children's music. Songs are
>inspired by artists and songs- I put in parenthesis what painting the song
>is
>inpired by.
>
>HEY, PICASSO by JESSICA HARPER
>
>song list:
>1. Hey, Picasso (Picasso's Self-Portrait with a Palette)
>2. My Advice (Monet's Caricature of a Lawyer)
>3. Not Your Father's (Picasso's Three Musicians)
>4. Friendship
>5. Joy Ride (Cassatt's The Boating Party)
>6. This Starry Night (vanGogh's Starry Night)
>7. Stay Three (Fernand Khnoff's Jeanne Kefer)
>8. Dance (Cassatt's Child In A Straw Hat)
>9. Sing
>10. Beauty In Everything (Monet's Painting in His Garden at Argenteuil)
>11. Silver & Gold (Renoir's Mother with Child)
>12. Dream Dream Dream (Morisot's The Cradle)
>
>
>Links:
>
>http://www.amazon.com/Hey-Picasso-Jessica-Harper/dp/B0002NRRGK
>
>http://www.greenmanreview.com/cd/cd_harper_heypicasso.html
>
>http://www.jessicaharper.com/
>
>Denise Pannell
>
>"Carry on, carry on, for the men and boys are gone, But the furrow shan't
>lie fallow while the women carry on." ~Janet Begbie
>
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>Subject: RE: AP Questions....
>From: "Judi Morgan" <judi.morgan@sgs.org>
>Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2006 08:14:35 -0700
>X-Message-Number: 3
>
>Hi Elaine,
>
>Regarding the mixed media and Drawing...I went to an AP Studio Art
>workshop this past summer and it really helped with defining the
>difference between Drawing and 2D. Basically, Drawing is more about
>technique and 2D is about design. Mixed media could then be used in
>Drawing...but not if it is done as digital images (that would be 2D).
>So, using other "mixed media" mediums plus strong drawn images should
>work fine for Drawing.
>
>Do others agree?
>
>Judi Morgan
>Saint George's School
>2929 W. Waikiki Road
>Spokane, WA 99208
>509.466.1636
>judi.morgan@sgs.org
>=20
>'Science and technology do not tell us what it means to be human. The
>arts do.'=20
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Elaine M. Zobro [mailto:ZOBROE@student.gvsu.edu]=20
>Sent: Monday, October 09, 2006 8:07 PM
>To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
>Subject: [teacherartexchange] AP Questions....
>
>Hello All,=20
>I sent out a message a while back inquiring about AP Art ideas that work
>well in the classroom. If anyone has any great project ideas they can
>share with me I would greatly appreciate it. It is my first year
>teaching AP and I have Art Three students in the same class. =20
>One more thing - We have not gotten our AP calenders and there are a
>couple cocerns that I have...I have read online about it, but was still
>unsure about students' usages of WORDS - MIXED MEDIA. IF a student were
>creating a DRAWING portfolio could they still create artowrk using mixed
>media? I thought that this would be okay, but the student said last
>year that Drawing was not so experimental. If the drawing shows line
>quality, is a good composition - drawing techniques...I would think it
>would be okay to add mixed media in.
>The other quesiton I had is similar to this...What if a student were to
>do a piece that had a lot of words in it. I have seen some AP artowork
>which combines words - what if the words are the primary focus in the
>paiting?
>
>Hopefully someone can help me out with any part of this email
>
>Thanks, Elaine - MI
>
>
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>Subject: Grad school survey questions
>From: "leah on desktop" <leah@pcisys.net>
>Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2006 09:34:09 -0600
>X-Message-Number: 4
>
> > Leah, you might want to put this in a survey so you
> > can collate the answers, this is going to be too vague and time
> > consuming to use this way. Hang in there, I had to do this also.
>
>Thanks Susan - That makes good sense - it was late last night, and it
>seemed like a good idea at the time...
>
>If anyone out there has a few minutes to respond to some survey questions -
>could you please contact me at: rachllr@d11.org and I will forward you my
>survey in a word file, which you can then shoot back to me for simplicities
>sake - and not take up time and space on the list!
>
>If I get any super terrific ideas I will certainly compile them and post it
>to everyone - but I suspect most of you know this stuff already!
>
>back to work for me!
>
> - Leah (typing quickly in Colorado!)
>
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>Subject: Works by Johns and de Kooning Sell for $143.5 Million (New York
>Times)
>From: "Judy Decker" <judy.decker@gmail.com>
>Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2006 12:08:21 -0400
>X-Message-Number: 5
>
>Dear Art Educators,
>
>For those of you who do current events with students..... Also good
>for aesthetic issues in art (value of art).
>
>Works by Johns and de Kooning Sell for $143.5 Million
>By CAROL VOGEL
>http://www.nytimes.com/pages/arts/design/index.html
>http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/12/arts/design/12geff.html?ref=design
>
>"Feeding art-world anticipation of one of the biggest auction seasons
>in history, the entertainment mogul David Geffen has sold in private
>transactions two postwar paintings by Jasper Johns and Willem de
>Kooning for a total of $143.5 million."
>
>"Mr. Griffin, managing director and chief executive of the
>Chicago-based Citadel Investment Group, and his wife, Anne, bought
>"False Start," a seminal 1959 work by Mr. Johns, for $80 million. Mr.
>Cohen, the founder and manager of SAC Capital Advisors in Stamford,
>Conn., purchased de Kooning's "Police Gazette," an abstract 1955
>landscape, for $63.5 million."
>
>Article has images of the two painting.
>
>Online subscription to New York Times is free.... it is an easy way to
>bring current events to the classroom
>
>Here is Johns' False Start:
>http://www.antiqvaria.com/cuadros/C71.htm
>http://www.artnet.com/Magazine/features/polsky/polsky2-2-2.asp
>
>Here is de Kooning's Police Gazette:
>http://www.artnet.com/magazine_pre2000/features/decker/decker7-21-7.asp
>
>Regards,
>
>Judy Decker
>
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>Subject: Yesterdays Balloons
>From: Woody Duncan <woodyduncan@comcast.net>
>Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2006 12:15:47 -0600
>X-Message-Number: 6
>
>I build a web page with shots of yesterdays balloons which flew over =20
>our house.
>http://www.taospaint.com/BalloonsOver/OurHouse.html
>Yes, it was chilly so we made a pot of coffee and put on jackets. =20
>Frani said it was
>better than going to the balloon park. Being close to the kitchen and =20=
>
>not having
>to use a johnny on the spot was probably major factors. As you can =20
>see, we have
>a good viewing spot from our patio.
> Woody
>There were hundreds in the air this morning but most drifted off to =20
>the east
>avoiding our neighborhood.
>
>Woody, Retired in Albuquerque
> mailto:woodyduncan@comcast.net
>
>35 Quality Middle School Art Lessons
>in powerpoint format, on one CD $17 (includes shipping)
>http://www.taospaint.com/QualityLessons.html
>Ordering Address: PO Box 91703
>Albuquerque, NM 87199-1703
>
>=93The function of the overwhelming majority of your artwork
>is simply to teach you how to make the small fraction
>of your artwork that soars.=94 from: =93Art & Fear=94
>
>Woody's Watercolor Portfolio:
>http://www.taospaint.com/Portfolio/Watercolors.html
>Newest Fantastic Triplet Pics:
>http://www.taospaint.com/Beautiful/Grandkids.html
>My newest watercolors:
>http://www.taospaint.com/Portfolio/Recent.html
>
>
>
>
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>Subject: Re: Yesterdays Balloons
>From: "Ann Wilschke" <awilschke@sjschools.org>
>Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2006 14:23:45 -0400
>X-Message-Number: 7
>
>Thanks for the beautiful photos. It is most gratifying to see your wife =
>in a heavy jacket.
>Greetings from Michigan where it is spitting snow!
>
>
>
>Ann Wilschke
>Art
>Upton Middle School
>St. Joseph, Michigan
>
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>Subject: Re: Yesterdays Balloons
>From: Woody Duncan <woodyduncan@comcast.net>
>Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2006 13:01:56 -0600
>X-Message-Number: 8
>
>
>On Oct 12, 2006, at 12:23 PM, Ann Wilschke wrote:
>
> > Thanks for the beautiful photos. It is most gratifying to see your =20=
>
> > wife in a heavy jacket.
> > Greetings from Michigan where it is spitting snow!
>
>Yes it was bitter cold, about 50 degrees in the am.
> Woody
>
>Woody, Retired in Albuquerque
> mailto:woodyduncan@comcast.net
>
>35 Quality Middle School Art Lessons
>in powerpoint format, on one CD $17 (includes shipping)
>http://www.taospaint.com/QualityLessons.html
>Ordering Address: PO Box 91703
>Albuquerque, NM 87199-1703
>
>=93The function of the overwhelming majority of your artwork
>is simply to teach you how to make the small fraction
>of your artwork that soars.=94 from: =93Art & Fear=94
>
>Woody's Watercolor Portfolio:
>http://www.taospaint.com/Portfolio/Watercolors.html
>Newest Fantastic Triplet Pics:
>http://www.taospaint.com/Beautiful/Grandkids.html
>My newest watercolors:
>http://www.taospaint.com/Portfolio/Recent.html
>
>
>
>
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>Subject: Re: Yesterdays Balloons
>From: Peggy Woolsey <eoolspeg@nbnet.nb.ca>
>Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2006 18:18:23 -0300
>X-Message-Number: 9
>
>Wow, imagine waking up to those balloons! Thanks!
>Peggy
>On 12-Oct-06, at 3:15 PM, Woody Duncan wrote:
>
> > I build a web page with shots of yesterdays balloons which flew
> > over our house.
> > http://www.taospaint.com/BalloonsOver/OurHouse.html
> > Yes, it was chilly so we made a pot of coffee and put on jackets.
> > Frani said it was
> > better than going to the balloon park. Being close to the kitchen
> > and not having
> > to use a johnny on the spot was probably major factors. As you can
> > see, we have
> > a good viewing spot from our patio.
> > Woody
> > There were hundreds in the air this morning but most drifted off to
> > the east
> > avoiding our neighborhood.
> >
>
>
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>
>Subject: Re: Yesterdays Balloons
>From: "Amy Broady" <AmyBroady@alumni.duke.edu>
>Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2006 18:32:41 -0400
>X-Message-Number: 10
>
>Thank you, Woody!
>
>Our area's balloon festival was supposed to have been about two weekends
>ago, but the weather was utterly nasty. I was so sad for all who had worked
>so hard to plan what should have been a delightful event.
>
>So...it was a delightful treat to see the balloons in the glorious clear
>blue sky!
>
>Amy in TN
>
>
>
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>Subject: introduction
>From: <rpopek@verizon.net>
>Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2006 18:06:31 -0500 (CDT)
>X-Message-Number: 11
>
>I just joined this list serve and while I think I'll mostly be a browser I
>wanted to introduce myself. I am an art teacher in Holliston,
>Massachusetts. Elementary level 1-5.
>Looks like there is lots of great information being passed on. I have a
>second grade student with cereberal palsy. He uses the computer with a head
>light of some sort and I thought the Jackson Pollock web site thing he
>would really enjoy. He comes to art but has no movement in his body at all.
>So we are looking for computer art stuff like a paint program and the
>Pollock program fits the bill.
>Renee
>http://www.teacherweb.com/ma/holliston/popek/
>
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>
>Subject: new software to try
>From: wendy free <wendypaigefree@yahoo.com>
>Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2006 16:22:21 -0700 (PDT)
>X-Message-Number: 12
>
>My dh found this and it is really neat-o - has
>incredible textural effects, even realistic looking
>glitter and stitching. Ooo!
>
>http://www.ambientdesign.com/artrage.html
>
>:D wendy
>
> wendy
>www.wendypaigefree.com
>
>
>
>
>
>
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>Subject: Re: Re: middle schoolers retaining art history
>From: <lpapanicolaou@pausd.org>
>Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2006 18:51:30 -0700 (PDT)
>X-Message-Number: 13
>
>The other day a very sweet little sixth grade girl breathlessly asked me
>the name of that very famous artist who invented the devil. Leonardo was
>who she was looking for ;-)
>
>Linda
>
>
>
>---- Original message ----
> >Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2006 08:35:22 +1000
> >From: "Mr. Icko Gonzalez" <artbyg@gmail.com>
> >Subject: Re: Re: [teacherartexchange] middle schoolers retaining art
>history
> >To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group"
><teacherartexchange@lists.pub.getty.edu>
> >
> >I hear you..it's a bit frustrating...i've been teaching the same kids
> >(some of them are 8th grade now and i've had them since 4th) about
> >Keith Haring, Paul Klee, Kandinsky, Matisse, Van Gogh, Gauguin, and
> >all the other artists and all they remember are
> >PABLO PICASSO and LEONARDO DA VINCI! =)
> >
> >i was actulally relieved when i backtracked a bit, growing up i only
> >had Van Gogh and Rodin in mind...the others, i didn't really care
> >about...i think the kids remember the artist they can most relate
> >with...i reminded myself to be not too hard on myself. The kids will
> >definitely come by...in their own perceptive mind's time. =)
> >
> >so, just keep on teaching. be creative. and have fun!
> >
> >Mister G
> >Guam
> >
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>Subject: borrowing supplies
>From: "Chantal Pinnow" <cpinnow@yisseoul.org>
>Date: Sat, 14 Oct 2006 00:32:46 -0700
>X-Message-Number: 14
>
>I am sure this topic has probably been covered before, but I was wondering
>if anyone has a good way to deal with people that want to "borrow" art
>supplies (teachers, clubs, student council, cheerleaders etc.)?
>
>I should just say no to everybody, but I am such a sucker. A few pieces of
>paper or a little paint here and there add up when everyone asks for them.
>I
>have thought about pricing things and charging for them. Some things would
>be easy to charge for (paper), but a lot of people want to use paint. If I
>let them use some, how do you charge for that? The other thing is brushes
>or
>non-consumable items. If a teacher needs a bunch of scissors or colored
>pencils just for one class day, I can see why they would want to borrow
>them
>and not buy them. Am I being a jerk if I say no?
>
>I thought about charging a rental fee. I feel like such a pinch-penny. I
>definitely have a large budget compared to the rest of the teachers and
>so-far, the amount being borrowed isn't going to break me. It is just the
>principle of the thing. That money is for art class and it is not being
>used
>for art class.
>
>I halfway thought about telling the teachers that borrow stuff that they
>had
>to give me all their whiteboard markers as payment. Maybe then they would
>realize it comes out of my budget since that comes out of their budget.-ha
>
>Sorry, for the rant. It is pep-rally day, and I have been hit up for
>supplies one too many times today.
>Chantal
>
>
>
>
>
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