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Re: class dismissed


From: artappeal (artappeal_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Sep 18 2004 - 05:37:51 PDT

class dismissedThanks Marvin. I have been using many of your ideas. It
does get the students excited when you tell them what to think about for the
next class. Also, asking questions (I have someone from each table answer
before we can all line up) is a good way to check for understanding.
Everyone: I highly recommend you look at Marvin's site. I reread a lot of
it before school started because what he says always reminds me of what I'm
really trying to do as an art teacher.


----- Original Message -----
From: Marvin Bartel
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Sent: Friday, September 17, 2004 2:32 PM
Subject: class dismissed

What are the best ways you have found to dismiss your art classes?

On my Lesson Planning page I added positive dismissal habits.
For what it is worth, I share them for your thoughts.
I am sure some of you can add some good ideas as well as some humorous ones.
We have a chance to improve student minds and thinking habits by doing at
least one of these things at dismissal time.

Review today's main art concepts and art vocabulary.
Talk about lessons being planned for the future.
Invite ideas for future lessons.
Tell or show an art joke.
Offer to show them a gymnastics trick if they are quieter next time.
Repeat a saying from a famous artist.
Ask open art questions to think about.
Students are assigned things to look at and look for in their lives.
Students are sent away with their subconscious minds actively creating
imaginary solutions to art problems anticipated in the future.
Students are sent away formulating new art problems to work on.
Art teachers expect students to come to the next session with new journal
entrees and new sketches of what they have seen and imagined.

Artists never get away from the homework of the eye and the mind. We dream
art both at night and in our daydreams. We sketch and journal these rich
ideas so that when we finally get to enter the studio, the ideas force
themselves onto the canvas or into the clay. Art teachers understand this
and find ways to inculcate their students with artistic ways of seeing and
thinking about all of life.
If you care to see the rest of the page, see:
Planning Art Lessons

Marvin Bartel