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Lesson Plans

art teacher & artist

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Fri, 02 Oct 1998 19:58:34 -0500

Hi all,
I agree that it is good to share the artist part of of you with the students.
Isn't that part of the reason we are in the field we have choosen? I have hung
my paintings and other types of artwork ( textiles and weavings) in the room
and the children have enjoyed looking about talking about them with great
interest ( and this is middle school!). I laugh when they say,"you did that-
wow" They need to see our connection to the art world and that it involves more
than just teaching art. It is good for them to see and hear from us the passion
we feel for art.

Litesal wrote:

> -----Original Message-----
> From: shildret <shildret>
> To: <>
> Date: Friday, October 02, 1998 12:17 AM
> Subject: Re: Picasso Quote
> Sandra Hildreth wrote (snippets):
> I work pretty intensely on my own artwork at home, when I
> >have time - and I don't bring it to school or share much of my "artist"
> >side with my students. My artwork is for me.
> When I'm at school, I'm an
> >art teacher and I also work pretty intensely, but I do think it is a
> >whole different way of approaching things. When I'm at home and working on
> my own stuff, I am quiet, alone,
> >meditative, etc. - it's a completely different world.
> Dear Sandra and all,
> I agree that teaching and art making are two separate skills. However, I
> think it's a mistake not to share your "artist" self with your students.
> When they see what you do as an artist, they respect your opinion so much
> more (provided the art work is good, lol). In addition, they see that art
> is an important part of your life, a passion, and that you're not just
> teaching for a paycheck. They see that you honestly want to share something
> you love.
> Sincerely, Leah