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Lesson Plans

Re: Artist at work

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R.E.William Loring (bcloring)
Sun, 4 Oct 1998 21:15:42 -0700

When my drawing classes do figure drawing and the kids pose, I always do one
of each of the models and give it to them at the end of the time...the kids
are always really excited to recieve and view my contributions...its a good
way to establish credibility...

Puyallup High School
Puyallup, Wa
-----Original Message-----
From: Lisa R. Harman <lharman>
To: Arts Ed talk <>
Cc: Kurt Hasselman <kprs>
Date: Sunday, October 04, 1998 9:15 AM
Subject: Artist at work

>Subject: artist at work
>"There are many ways that a teacher can show they are an artist without
>actually "doing" the work in front of the kids...actually I never do my
>work while the kids are working, because I feel that I am being paid to
>work with them and be a facilitator to their art and problem
> I agree with Kurt. I wouldn't feel right about sitting in the
>classroom doing my own thing while the kids were doing their thing. But
>I do feel it is important that they see me as an artist as well as an
>educator. One was I do this is by participating in the projects right
>along with my students. If they are doing self portraits, I do one too.
>Or if they are drawing each other, I'll draw one of them also. They
>absoulutely love that! I photo copy them and give the original to the
>student to keep. Then I save the copies and bring them out from year to
>year when we do portaiture and hang them up together. The kids love
>seeing older friends, brothers or sisters from years past. (7th grade)
>It always surprises me when a student, or even a fellow teacher for that
>matter, sees my art work and comments, "Wow, you are really good! I
>didn't know you could draw like that!" I mean, I am an ART teacher! Why
>are they always so surprised that an ART teacher can draw? The first
>time I heard that comment I realized that they did not see me as an
>artist and that I had to do something about it! I think that is very