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Funding for az art educators & Researchers grant project

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Lisa Levinson (lisal)
Sun, 25 Oct 1998 11:44:56 -0700


Dear list: I am teaching 1,2 & 3rd graders, in Chinle's School district in Northern Az on
the Navajo Reservation. I am looking for additional funding to present and write about my
research findings on Navajo artists and child artists who tell their stories about and
through their artwork. A video of adult artists in their studio's and the marketplace is
nearing completion. Curriculum has been developed to coincide with the showing of the video
and will be presented to 6 district teachers, this spring,to begin using in the
curriculum. I had written into the grant proposal the writting of an article for NAEA's
magazine and expenses for the LA convention to report fundings, however, these
expenses and others do not have funding at this point. Does anyone from NAEA or on this
list have any ideas who to approach for more funding? Please give me names, address,
phone# or EMail address.
Also we continue to be functioning with $.50/kid /year for supplies. I have written many
letters to companies requesting less than saleable supplies and received 2 pallettes of
paint from one this summer!! Any further addresses or companies that may have anything
would be of great help. I personally think an index of these sorts of suppliers should go
hand in hand with art education classes at the college level. How to survive in too small
spaces with too many kids, not enough time to come close to teaching standards and no money
for supplies are the problems that most teachers could really use a special course in!
Thanks for listening and your responses! -Lisa Levenson
artsednet-digest wrote:

> artsednet-digest Sunday, October 4 1998 Volume 02 : Number 965
>
> This edition includes :
> (no subject)
> Re: artsednet-digest V2 #957
> Re: Hidden treasures
> What is Art? Quote?
> Re: Van Gogh's ear......
> Re: What is Art? Quote?
> Re: 100th Day Activity
> Re: Artist at work
> Re: Triptych Attachment (Are you getting this?)
> Re: Subject Matter III
> Re: Teaching in the inner city
> convention
> Vandalism~No!
> Re: Hats off to You!
> Re: Re:Artist at Work
> Re: Hidden treasures
> Re: artsednet-digest V2 #957
> Re: Judy, starting out
> Re: convention
> Re: What is Art? Quote?
> Re: Clay for aggressive kids?!?!?!
> Re: Artist at work
> Re: convention
> Re: Getty Museum
> Re: "sharing the artist side of oneself" and respect as an artist
> Out on a limb
> My five year old.....
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Date: Sun, 4 Oct 1998 16:59:20 EDT
> From: BluesTruth
> Subject: (no subject)
>
> Hey, Artsednetters-
>
> Check out :
> http://www.thesitefights.com/wepatrol/mil_bug.gif
> for soem yuks.
> Bluestruth
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sun, 04 Oct 1998 14:08:21 -0700 (MST)
> From: Jonathan C Matthies <Jonathan.Matthies>
> Subject: Re: artsednet-digest V2 #957
>
> I often here the phrase "My five year-old could do that."
> (Especially in reference to modern or non-objective works.) Obviously it
> bugs me. Here is a quote from Picasso that can be used to answer this
> snide/uneducated comment. "Every child is an artist, the problem is
> remaining one once they grow up." That's my 2 cents for today. <:)
>
> - -Jon Matthies
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sun, 04 Oct 1998 14:06:59 -0700
> From: Maggie White <mwhite>
> Subject: Re: Hidden treasures
>
> Christine and Robert Broyles wrote:
> >
> > I had been trying to collect transparencies of famous art works so that
> > I wouldn't have to use posters that get bent, torn and take up precious
> > wall space. <snip>
>
> Instead of purchasing or making slides of some works, I've been having
> color transparencies of postcard-sized reproductions made at a copy
> shop. This way I can collect more unusual repros that aren't published
> as slides or posters. You can get a couple of postcards on each sheet.
>
> Maggie
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sun, 04 Oct 1998 14:51:11 -0700
> From: Pineo <pineo>
> Subject: What is Art? Quote?
>
> Hi, I use to have this great big poster that had many answers to the
> question "What is Art?". My favorite was, "Well, Art, that's a man's
> name." I think it was Andy Warhol who said it, but I'm not sure. Does
> anyone out there in Artsednet land know who said this? Also, what is
> your favorite quote or answer to the question. Since my poster is long
> gone I want to make a new one and include as many answers as possible.
> Thanks for your help.
> Maryanne
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sun, 04 Oct 1998 03:23:54 -0400
> From: Smurthwaite <smrthwt>
> Subject: Re: Van Gogh's ear......
>
> Hi. Here's my 2 cents: When we talk about Van Gogh's ear I ask the kids if
> they have ever been sooooo mad that they kick the wall (demonstrate) and hurt
> Yourselves? or hit the table and hurt Themselves.(they identify with this)
> This is what happened. He was so mad at himself for a fight with his roommate
> that he hurt himself (just more severely)
>
> Kelly in CT.
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sun, 04 Oct 1998 17:59:40 -0500
> From: gregjuli
> Subject: Re: What is Art? Quote?
>
> hi,
> Hey, don't forget to ask the kids the same question. They will come up
> with great answers.
> MaryB
>
> Pineo wrote:
>
> > Hi, I use to have this great big poster that had many answers to the
> > question "What is Art?". My favorite was, "Well, Art, that's a man's
> > name." I think it was Andy Warhol who said it, but I'm not sure. Does
> > anyone out there in Artsednet land know who said this? Also, what is
> > your favorite quote or answer to the question. Since my poster is long
> > gone I want to make a new one and include as many answers as possible.
> > Thanks for your help.
> > Maryanne
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sun, 04 Oct 1998 19:07:35 -0500
> From: lindacharlie <lindacharlie>
> Subject: Re: 100th Day Activity
>
> Here's a DBAE 100th day activity: Use Wang Yani's "100 Monkeys" as an
> art historic example. Have the kids analyze the work to figure out how
> she made her monkeys, practice some, then do some math to see how many
> monkeys each student must make to get 100 on a long narrow sheet of roll
> paper. Watercolors work fine for this. When done it can be rolled like a
> Chinese scroll. No reason why you couldn't do cranes, fish, whatever
> else. In case you don't know Wang Yani is (was) the child prodigy from
> China and there are several books about her work available almost
> everywhere.
>
> Linda
> Cleveland Elementary
> Livonia MI
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sun, 04 Oct 1998 16:22:13 -0700
> From: Charlotte Griswold <griswald>
> Subject: Re: Artist at work
>
> I certainly agree that one can't do one's own art in any class, but I
> still feel that exhibiting one's work, or allowing students to know that
> one is a practicing artist is very valuable.
> I usually sit with my students and do the same assignment, never to
> completion, but enough so they see me work too! Of course, I always try
> to do what I ask them, in the privacy of my own home/studio...way in
> advance.
> Charlotte
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sun, 04 Oct 1998 16:31:05 -0700
> From: Charlotte Griswold <griswald>
> Subject: Re: Triptych Attachment (Are you getting this?)
>
> John, I really appreciate your lesson, and I plan to use it as soon as I
> hit an appropriate period in ancient history...Like Catal Hyuyk. I will
> let you all know about hinges, we will need those 'stinkn hinges'. I
> think I will also try something in clay in the ceramics class I have
> been involved in.
> So far I have constructed a temple, and made tiles for the backdrop and
> the frontal presentation. A triptych would complete the entire
> ensemble. And make a perfect backdrop for the temple guardian!
> sorry for rambling, but you have sparked my creativity, and I thank you!
> Charlotte in California
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sun, 4 Oct 1998 20:01:41 EDT
> From: Mcracker
> Subject: Re: Subject Matter III
>
> Hi!
> Glad to hear of someone thinking ahead to Washington, DC in the spring. I am
> planning to be there! The Getty usually sponsers a wonderful get
> together!!!!(Are you listening???) Hopefully, they will do it again. It is
> great to connect names to faces.
> Marcia
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sun, 4 Oct 1998 20:16:38 EDT
> From: BluesTruth
> Subject: Re: Teaching in the inner city
>
> Stephanie-
> Maybe I was a little strong when I described the conditions in which I work.
> Maybe I reacted in a negative manner. I can't apologize for telling it the
> way it is, however. I have seen many "specialists" come and go in our
> school--mostly go. "Joy" the art therapist-and I'm sure she's very qualified
> - --said something that just is just so unrealistic, insofar our school is
> concerned. Perhaps her techniques work in the rich, white suburban areas, and
> that's great. I would love to hear some more realistic solutions to the inner
> city problems. I try, but there is a frustration. Thank you for your kind,
> supportive words. It means a lot to me.
> Bluestruth
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sun, 4 Oct 1998 20:21:05 EDT
> From: RB7Surf7
> Subject: convention
>
> Has anyone done the NAEA convention before?
> Is there a night life, does anyone party?
> RB
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sun, 4 Oct 1998 20:43:34 -0400
> From: "joym" <joym>
> Subject: Vandalism~No!
>
> Woah! In combining my thoughts on acting out kids & on the opportunities
> presented by art media & role modeling/demonstration, I'm afraid something
> got lost! I did not mean to imply that handing out clay at the moment of
> acting out was an appropriate disciplinary measure. Teaching respect for
> the media and for the ownership of the work is obviously an on-going
> process, which requires stronger emphasis when one knows they are working
> with behaviorally disordered kids. Inner city? No. However, I have worked
> with all ages including (but not limited to) alcoholics, drug addicts,
> welfare & foster kids, rage murderers & the severely conduct disordered.
> What I meant about clay was that if you know you have kids with pent up
> emotions, clay is a great media to give them the opportunity to work some
> of that out. The physically oriented acts of wedging, pounding & forming
> release excess energy while becoming a vehicle for the outward expression
> (and discussion) of the....(depends on the child & their issues)..anger,
> fear, frustration, sorrow, sense of abandonment..whatever.
>
> Joy
> artist/art therapist
> in Maine
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sun, 4 Oct 1998 20:17:05 -0400
> From: "menichino" <menichino>
> Subject: Re: Hats off to You!
>
> Hi --
> My kindergartners love making "artist thinking caps" (we talk about how to
> think like an artist) -- sounds like the ones you describe would be great
> for this!!
> Liz in rural NY
>
> Bluestruth wrote: ----------
>
> You simply
> > take three pieces of newspapers, place it on the child' s head and wrap
> > masking tape around the head part. The children work in cooperative
> groups of
> > four or so. One child will be sitting, the other kids will be doing the
> > masking tape part. They will take turns until all the kids have their
> own
> > hat. Then the group will form the newspaper UNDER the masking tape part
> into a
> > hat. You can decorate it by painting, using tissue, artificial flowers,
> > etc. It is simply adorable.
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sun, 4 Oct 1998 20:12:52 -0400
> From: "menichino" <menichino>
> Subject: Re: Re:Artist at Work
>
> Hi --
> When I read this from Anne, I realized that this is a very important bit of
> advice for a prospective teacher such as Judy McGrath!! Oh how painful it
> is to learn that things don't work out as planned -- especially in the
> presence of 25 restless children!
> I always make sure my student teachers make samples first...
> Liz in rural NY
>
> - ----------
>
> Also, I have never done a
> > project with the kids that I myself have not done first.
> >
> > Anne C-H
> >
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sun, 4 Oct 1998 20:06:44 -0400
> From: "menichino" <menichino>
> Subject: Re: Hidden treasures
>
> Wow -- Congratulations on being Teacher of the Year!!! That's quite an
> honor!
> Liz in rural NY
>
> - ----------
> > By helping them see the link between art and their
> > subjects, the hidden treasures continue to people who share things and
> > ideas!
> >
> > Christine Broyles
> > 1999 Teacher of the Year - Charlotte County Florida
> > Art teacher grades 6-8
> >
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sun, 4 Oct 1998 20:28:31 -0400
> From: "menichino" <menichino>
> Subject: Re: artsednet-digest V2 #957
>
> Hi --
> I read a great response to that statement i.e. "A kindergartener could do
> that!" -- the artist should take that as a compliment, since young children
> make art with sincerity and enthusiasm and it's very "pure".
> Liz in rural NY
>
> - ----------
> > From: Jonathan C Matthies <Jonathan.Matthies>
> >
> > I often here the phrase "My five year-old could do that."
> > (Especially in reference to modern or non-objective works.) Obviously it
> > bugs me.
> >
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sun, 4 Oct 1998 20:45:36 -0400
> From: "menichino" <menichino>
> Subject: Re: Judy, starting out
>
> Hi Judy --
> I think the easiest way to begin is not to try to include too much in
> lesson plans and curriculum design. When I started I did lessons that I
> thought the kids would enjoy, there was a noticeable lack of art history
> and art criticism. As the years went on, I learned more about what the
> kids needed, and beefed up my original simple plans with references to
> history and such. Be sure to be consistent with behavior expectations.
> And, don't forget a sense of humor!! Best wishes!
> Liz in rural NY
>
> - ----------
> > From: judith eileen mcgrath <jemcgrth>
> > To: artsednet.edu
> > Cc: artsednet-digest.edu
> > Subject: Re: artsednet-digest V2 #953
>
> .. Tell me, do you
> > have any hints for not getting burnt out fast? Do you have any advice in
> > general for an art educator just starting out?
> >
>
> >
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sun, 04 Oct 1998 19:38:47 -0600
> From: Christine Merriam <ktwnldy.az.us>
> Subject: Re: convention
>
> >>>>RB asked:
> >>>>Has anyone done the NAEA convention before?
> Is there a night life, does anyone party?<<<<<<
>
> Yes! Yes!!!!! Be sure to stay in the main hotel if you want to be in on the
> parties. Find your state group, ask when and if they are having parties...
> there are great receptions put on by vendors like Binney and Smitth, and lots
> of special interest get togethers.... just ask the people next to you in the
> sessions for locations. Oh... and the state office holders usually know more too.
>
> By the way, I NEVER party. : BD (or is that never get enough sleep at Conventions?)
>
> Christine Merriam
> Kayenta Intermediate School
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sun, 04 Oct 1998 21:16:16 -0400
> From: Kurt Hasselman <kprs>
> Subject: Re: What is Art? Quote?
>
> I get their quotes then put a booklet together and give it out to parents on
> back to school night. I haven't done that in awhile....I think I'll revive
> it.
>
> San D
>
> gregjuli wrote:
>
> > hi,
> > Hey, don't forget to ask the kids the same question. They will come up
> > with great answers.
> > MaryB
> >
> > Pineo wrote:
> >
> > > Hi, I use to have this great big poster that had many answers to the
> > > question "What is Art?". My favorite was, "Well, Art, that's a man's
> > > name." I think it was Andy Warhol who said it, but I'm not sure. Does
> > > anyone out there in Artsednet land know who said this? Also, what is
> > > your favorite quote or answer to the question. Since my poster is long
> > > gone I want to make a new one and include as many answers as possible.
> > > Thanks for your help.
> > > Maryanne
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sun, 4 Oct 1998 22:34:57 EDT
> From: BluesTruth
> Subject: Re: Clay for aggressive kids?!?!?!
>
> You still haven't convinced me to hand out clay to kids who are seriously
> aggressive. They'd " throw " it all right----at me!
> In the inner city, where I teach, one does not teach only the subject of art.
> I find myself teaching them morals, values, ethics, behavior, manners, how
> NOT to get pregnant at 12, the proper way of speaking, how to sit in a seat,
> how to read, etc. You name it-I teach it. Weeks go by and my students
> haven't picked up a crayon.
> Bluestruth
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sun, 4 Oct 1998 21:06:17 -0500
> From: "Debbie Nicholas" <dnick>
> Subject: Re: Artist at work
>
> I also work on the same projects the kids are doing right along with them.
> I sit at different places in the room. No one ever knows where I might be,
> the kids love the idea that I don't give them something to do that I won't
> do. I allow the students to get start on their projects first then after
> making sure everyone has the general idea I bring out my supplies and get
> to work.
>
> Debbie Nicholas
> Linden-Kildare Jr. High
> 102 N. Taylor
> Linden, TX 75563
> dnick
>
> "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to
> remain an artist once he grows up."
> - Pablo Picasso
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sun, 04 Oct 1998 20:36:06 -0700
> From: Maggie White <mwhite>
> Subject: Re: convention
>
> RB7Surf7 wrote:
> >
> > Has anyone done the NAEA convention before?
> > Is there a night life, does anyone party?
> > RB
>
> Embarrasingly so! My sister, who is not a teacher, has joined me in San
> Francisco and Chicago during business trips, and she's _amazed_ at the
> atmosphere. The attendees really cut loose. God knows what the hotel
> staffs must think...There are usually state and regional parties after
> hours, besides Binney & Smith's big opening bash the first night. They
> always put on a great party.
>
> Oh, and there are some wonderful presentations and workshops, too. ;)
>
> Maggie
>
> Maggie
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sun, 04 Oct 1998 23:43:00 -0500
> From: Ellyn Wenk <ellyn>
> Subject: Re: Getty Museum
>
> Ellyn Wenk wrote:
> >
> > BluesTruth
> > I was just there in January. Even if there is no current exhibit going
> > on, the architecture is fabulous. It is in Brentwood, You know where
> > OJ's wife lived.
>
> Take a bus, there is a parking permit situation where
> > you have to wait for half a year to park your car in their lot. Have a
> > friend drop you off. Then you can get right in. It is free. A tram
> > takes you up and a band plays while you wait your turn to get on the
> > tram. I was disappointed that the art education is not open to
> > the public. But I did really love my visit there. Go by all means. It
> > was the single most memorable thing I did in california.
> > Ellyn
> >
> >
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Mon, 5 Oct 1998 00:42:59 EDT
> From: MPBC90
> Subject: Re: "sharing the artist side of oneself" and respect as an artist
>
> ...and recently, when the 5th grade teacher returned to "pick up" his class,
> he just stared at my drawing on the chalkboard (a simple 1 pt. perspective
> that I had walked the class through to get them started) in amazement! ...and
> a second grade teacher was astonished that her class had "gotten" depth with
> simple shapes traced (like wooden squares) and turned into dimensional objects
> (ice cubes, fish tanks, telephone booths, etc.) and said that SHE needed to
> take Art Class from me! I am slowly earning some respect as an "artist" at my
> school, as well as "the new art teacher."
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Mon, 5 Oct 1998 01:54:56 EDT
> From: Savannah97
> Subject: Out on a limb
>
> I hesitate to write this tonight but it is bothering me so here goes.
> This week-end I saw the Picasso show in L.A. I left feeling like the boy felt
> in the story " The Emperor's New Clothes". I was wondering, is there anyone
> else out there that doesn't like Picasso's work? I appreciate his
> contributions to art. I think I have an understanding of what he was doing.
> If his art is meant to disturb me then he succeeded in doing so. At times I
> felt that the comentary was just reaching for symbolism. There was so much
> analysis and comparison. Maybe Picasso wasn't REALLY putting that much mumbo
> jumbo into his work? Maybe he was just having a good time. He said as a
> child he drew like Rembrandt and it took him a lifetime to draw like a child.
> I think he painted like a distrubed child.
> Well, sorry I just had to get this off my mind. Hope I havn't offended any.
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Mon, 5 Oct 1998 01:59:05 EDT
> From: Toulouse95
> Subject: My five year old.....
>
> Jon,
>
> I let my high school Art II students paint covers for the art classroom
> stools every year. They have to pick a famous artist that no one else has
> already chosen, and paint the stool cover as either:
> 1. a reproduction of one of the artist's paintings
> 2. a combination painting containing elements characteristic of his or her
> work or
> 3. a work of their own in the particular artist's style.
>
> My less motivated students always fight to get people like Pollack, Stella,
> Mondrian, Albers .... anyone whose work looks "simple" to the casual,
> uninformed viewer.
>
> Aren't they surprised (and many of their classmates) at how many days they
> labor over their 15" circular panting? Then, after a week or so as they humbly
> work, I very informally explain to them the philosophy behind each style and
> how the artists worked to arrive there, etc.
>
> They really listen, they really learn, and it improves their philosophies. The
> reason "hands on" education works, right? I like to think it even makes them
> want to work harder and accept more difficult challenges in the future.
>
> I don't think they'll be the person stand in an art museum or even in front of
> another student's work and saying,"Even I could have done that!"
>
> That one always ruffles my feathers a tad, too. I just try and remember how it
> reflects on the speaker. DUH!
>
> Mary Jane
>
> ------------------------------
>
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