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Re: "Behind the Scenes" video info......

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Lynda Brothers (brosart)
Fri, 16 Oct 1998 17:18:36 -0700 (PDT)

I think it would be great to get better videos out there, especially using
computer animation technology to introduce what's possible to elementary
levels. I recently showed "Linnea in Monet's garden" to grades 2-5. I had
several prints of Monets in the room, and we talked about his life
before-hand. I also talked about animation, and the difference of real
artwork, a print of the artwork, an animation of the artwork, and
photography. They loved to call out when the artwork matched the prints I
had on the room, and when there was a real photograph, etc. But I did find
that for even the more enthusiastic kids, that the 30 minutes was too long.
I was really surprised sine I know they sit unmoving in front of the TV far
longer. I think maybe I'll break it up the next time. (Maybe I should get up
and do commercials every 12 minutes?).

Also, my principal wasn't sure about the calder tape because of one or two
images might not be "appropriate".
I'm starting to get very worried about all this "appropriateness". I would
go to the Chicago art museum every weekend possible with my mother from baby
age through elementary school. The art images of historic works were never
questioned by what age they should be viewed from.

On that small note, I recently heard about an art teacher that was fired
back East for having the students sketch an historic Venus (nude) during his
art history class. Anyone know about the facts of this happening?

Lynda Brothers
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