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This is absolutely the "bestest" group I've ever belong to. We are
generally VERY supportive of each other...whether you're a certified
teacher or not. We have professors of art, parents, museum curators,
teachers (art and generalists), administrators, therapists, students...all
manner of artists. In the past (but not so recently) we've had students
asking for lesson plans while seemingly not doing their own part in
researching their subject. This may have been where your "flame thrower"
was coming from...though not doing it in very good taste. The most
successful newbies to our list have been the ones who have offered ideas
and lesson plans first before asking for support and help in other areas.
Anyway...welcome to our group and ignore negative responses. Every once in
a while we get a few throne sitters or unhappy people but you learn quickly
who they are and ignore them. Responding to them just perpetuates the
problem. When no one "bites", they sulk and go away.
Again, welcome. Toodles......
BTW....you don't need to worry about "progression" with the
elements/principles of design. You can take line, pattern, texture, etc. in
any order or no particular order. Just let it depend on the concept you
want to get across to the kids with the particular lesson you have in mind.
You could take one painting like Picasso's TRAGEDY and talk about the
pattern one day, color the next, lines the next, etc. and relate each with
a diff. lesson.
Bunki Kramer - Los Cerros Middle School
968 Blemer Rd., Danville, California 94526