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Lesson Plans

subject matter etc.

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Rosa Juliusdottir (rojul)
Sat, 3 Oct 1998 10:55:19 -0500

Hi fellow artsednetters!
Even if I donīt always participate very actively I have been a member of
this group for almost three years now I think. I cannot describe with
words(maybe with colours and forms) how much it means to me and how much it
has given to me as an art educator and an artist. Although I live in
another country I feel that I have gotten to know many of you and seing
your names is like bumping into old friends. Yes I do not always agree with
everyone(who does?) and some discussions I do not find interesting but that
is so in life itself. I live in a different land and different culture but
I like to believe art does not know any boundaries. And even if I often
like the more philosophical discussions the ones on practical matters are
also of great value to me. I want to tell you a little story about that(I
know this now classifies as long post!). A little while ago someone told
us about a lesson on landscape which was about colouring pieces of paper
with pastels and then tearing(correct spelling?) the paper and making a
collage. I have had my lesson plans for the first semester ready since
school began but a severely handicapped(cerebral palsy) boy was starting in
this class that day and I wanted to do something were he would stand
equally with the other students. It was one of the most beautiful days here
with the afternoon sun making the beautiful autumn colours glow
fantastically. I began by asking them if they had seen how beautiful their
land was today and some had noticed, among them this boy, but strangely
not all . We then did this project and it was such a great success for all
the students. Thank you whoever posted it.
Well enough for now. I hope we continue to discuss both little and big
issues and even if sometimes I am not patient and show it I am trying to
learn and you are helping.
Best regards from the far north, Rosa