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Lesson Plans

photography projects

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Tue, 01 Oct 1996 11:50:19 -0500 (EST)

I'm taking that first giant step from being a list "lurker" to actually writing in to get some information.

I'm the Curator of Education at a mid-sized University art museum that focuses
on Contemporary art. We are hosting an exhibition next Spring entitled
"The Liberated Image" that focuses on photography from the 1970's through
the 1990's from the collection of the Tampa Museum of Art. I would like
to conduct one of our Saturday Children's Workshops, classes aimed at
8-11 year old children that last for about 1 1/2 hours, in conjunction
with this exhibition.

What I'm looking for from all of you is ideas for simple photography projects
that would be appropriate for this age group. I would love something
that gives them insight into the photographic process, such as making pinhole
cameras, but I do not know what kind of equipment/materials are needed.
We do have a darkroom in the museum, but most classes are conducted in a room
that does not even have a sink (the museum building was constructed before
there was a full-time educator on staff.) Either email ideas to me directly or
to the list, if you feel there would be wider interest.

Thank you in advance for all your help!

Pam Hill, Curator of Education
Weatherspoon Art Gallery
University of North Carolina at Greensboro