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Lesson Plans

Re: intEgration!- whiteboard relief and pumpkins

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Lynn Foltz (lfoltz)
Wed, 16 Oct 1996 14:20:00 -0400 (EDT)

Hi Bunki

I enjoyed reading your recollections of early art classes - it helps us
to reflect and motivates us to do "what is right" for our students - thanks..

Just a comment back to you regarding the idea of using the
pumpkin/cookie-cutter idea - that is to demonstrate it for classroom
teachers (or art teachers or administrators or whatever) - using the
method of copying or a precut stencil or "ditto" sheet - and then have
"students" look, talk, study, use art history or motivations and anything
else one might have up their sleeve to encourage "students" to create a
pumpkin, or pumpkin patch, or whatever to express the idea of what a
pumpkin is - what it symbolizes - what it evokes - to the
"artist/student" - This SURELY would create a contrast and clearly make
the point that art teachers are there to help students problem-solve - in
many ways - one of them being that we need to look at the world around us
with open eyes and at different angles from the ordinary.

Thanks for the idea!