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Re: [ArtsEducators] music and art


Date: Mon Sep 10 2001 - 17:03:05 PDT

With High school kids, I do an imaging assignment. I
play classical music that has "visual" titles.
Like "Firebird," "Moonlight Sonata," "Dance
Macabre,""Pictures at an Exhibition," etc.I choose from
what I already have. I tell them the composer's name and
they write it on the back of their paper. Then they
listen first to the music with eyes closed so they
can "Image." Then I play it again while they draw. I let
them choose from pastels or crayons. Then I give them
the title. Some are surprised but I usually have someone
who visualizes something similar to the title. I also
try to stay away from any piece used by Disney in any of
their Fantasia, since the kids recognize them and tend
to repeat the images.
Hope this is useful, Myriam