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Re: How to consider a child is talented in art?

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Sat, 24 Oct 1998 07:07:29 EDT

Grading in art has to be an art form in and of itself. The mechanics of how I
do it has to be taught to the children as well.

This is the how I have come to do it over the years. When the lesson is
presented students are made well aware of the expectations as I present the
project and the guidelines. Within a project there is usually the-
1- the application of the medium
2- the concept being taught in the lesson
I give several grades for the subject as well, so if some students do a great
job on the drawing and concept of a project but their painting leaves
something to be desired so they arent penalized for the entire project.

For Example: We just did a Harvest Still Life Picture in oil pastels.
My objectives for teaching the lesson was to emphasize Composition- focusing
on filling the page, creating emphasis, etc...
The students knew what grades they would recieve for the project-
1- Drawing (this may appear to be a subjective grade, but it is based on
representing the still life objects correctly. Since students are drawing
from real life, they know to ask the question- Am I "looking" at what I am
2- Oil Pastels-application and correct usage
3- Composition
4- Craftsmanship (always a grade)
All 4 grades have equal weight in the grade book.
I know this was a bit long winded- I just hope it was clear.
Have a great day,
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