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From: George Doros (gdoros_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Oct 19 2007 - 19:32:54 PDT


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> TEACHERARTEXCHANGE Digest for Wednesday, August 29, 2007.
>
> 1. RE: Identity lesson for 1st week or so- early elementary
> 2. curriculum updates help
> 3. Identity Lesson
> 4. Re: Identity lesson for 1st week or so- early elementary
> 5. Affordable alternative to Rives BFK paper?
> 6. Mosaic Art of Barbara Keith
> 7. RE: Identity lesson for 1st week or so- early elementary
> 8. Re: Identity lesson for 1st week or so- early
> 9. Fundred Dollar Bill Project
> 10. Re: Affordable alternative to Rives BFK paper?
> 11. RE: curriculum updates help
> 12. Art Club Questions
> 13. RE: Art Club Questions
> 14. Re: Art Club Questions
>
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> Subject: RE: Identity lesson for 1st week or so- early elementary
> From: "Eleanor Venables" <evenables@nsw.nationaltrust.org.au>
> Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2007 17:03:42 +1000
> X-Message-Number: 1
>
> Dear Tanya
>
> Have a look at the syllabus document we use in Australia (NSW) titled =
> Creative Arts K-6 Units of work pages 6-11 About me.=20
>
> http://bosnsw-k6.nsw.edu.au/go/creative-arts
>
> Regards
>
> Eleanor Venables
> Education Officer
> National Trust - S.H. Ervin Gallery
> Watson Rd=A0 Observatory Hill=A0 The Rocks
> Post: GPO 518 Sydney 2001
> evenables@nsw.nationaltrust.org.au
> www.nsw.nationaltrust.org.au
> phone: (02) 9258 0122
> =A0
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tanya Stanger [mailto:tanyastanger@nyu.edu]=20
> Sent: Wednesday, 29 August 2007 1:20 PM
> To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
> Subject: [teacherartexchange] Identity lesson for 1st week or so- early =
> elementary
>
>
> If you have any identity lesson plans as a way to get to know your =
> students and have them share who they are-please send your ideas my way. =
> I am looking for an identity based unit (bunch of lessons) that works =
> with early elementary- K-3. I am struggling with what to do in the 1st =
> week or 2- I want to address identity but am jumping between a few =
> different ideas. This will be my 1st year teaching and would love any =
> help. Thank much! Tanya - Brooklyn, NY.
>
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> Subject: curriculum updates help
> From: "Simmons, Lonna" <siml@asd.k12.pa.us>
> Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2007 08:18:12 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 2
>
> I am new to updating our district's curriculum and I am seeking help =
> with how and where to begin. Our curriculum needs updated desperately to =
> meet the compeitive climate of testing and importance of art in =
> education. We are seeking vendors of materials, books, technology items =
> for presentations at our inservice. I have begun to contact some of the =
> vendors from the NAEA conference site, would anyone else have any other =
> suggestions for me? I feel like I am drowning with information, but I =
> don't know or am not sure how to apply it.
> Thanks so much for any suggestions!
> Sincerely, Lonna
>
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>
> Subject: Identity Lesson
> From: "Juli Fraher" <fraherjul@p429.k12.il.us>
> Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2007 07:24:33 -0500
> X-Message-Number: 3
>
> Hi Tanya! A recent Arts and Activities magazine article had a lesson on
> silhouettes. The students made a silhouette of themselves from
> construction paper and cut it out. Then they cut out magazine pictures
> about themselves gluing them down and drew parts to create a collage.
> You might be able to make a generic boy and girl silhouette and have the
> students put images on the inside as a reflection of self.
> Juli
>
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>
> Subject: Re: Identity lesson for 1st week or so- early elementary
> From: "Judy Decker" <judy.decker@gmail.com>
> Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2007 10:59:58 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 4
>
> Greetings Tanya,
>
> There are many "Identity" lessons on Incredible Art Department. I
> won't list all of the links here.... A good place to start will be the
> self portrait page:
> http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/elem/selfport.htm
> Scroll down to see the Silhouette "What's inside my head" (sounds
> similar to the Arts and Activities lesson idea). I like the
> Personality Hand too.
>
> Also check out the names ideas:
> http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/Files/names.htm
> Pattern Fish could be pattern animal (any animal that represents the
> student).
>
> For more ideas - enter Identity in Google search of the site.... many
> lessons will come up.
>
> Regards,
>
> Judy Decker
> Incredible Art Department
> http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/
> Incredible Art Resources
> http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/middle/
>
>
>
> On 8/28/07, Tanya Stanger wrote:
>>
>> If you have any identity lesson plans as a way to get to know your
>> students and have them share who they are-please send your ideas my way.
>> I am looking for an identity based unit (bunch of lessons) that works
>> with early elementary- K-3. I am struggling with what to do in the 1st
>> week or 2- I want to address identity but am jumping between a few
>> different ideas. This will be my 1st year teaching and would love any
>> help. Thank much! Tanya - Brooklyn, NY.
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: Affordable alternative to Rives BFK paper?
> From: sharon@art-rageous.net
> Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2007 10:36:45 -0500 (EST)
> X-Message-Number: 5
>
> Can anyone recommend paper that will work well for printed embossing other
> than the Rives BFK? I need to find something that's a bit more
> affordable, if possible!
>
> Thanks!
>
>
> Sharon
> www.art-rageous.net
>
>
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>
> Subject: Mosaic Art of Barbara Keith
> From: "Judy Decker" <judy.decker@gmail.com>
> Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2007 14:10:48 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 6
>
> Dear Art Educators,
>
> Barb Keith posted her links to Art Education list (reposting them to
> Art Education just in case you missed them).
>
> Barbara Keith Designs:
> http://www.barbarakeithdesigns.com/
> Check out the Mosaic Gallery.
>
> See the illustrations (done is stained glass mosaic) for the book "The
> Girls and Boys of Mother Goose"
> http://www.brownianbee.com
>
> An art lesson to go with her work could be making paper mosaics with
> all sorts of glossy papers.
>
> I will be adding links to Barb's sites.
>
> Enjoy,
>
> Judy Decker
> Incredible Art Department
> http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/
> Incredible Art Resources
> http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/middle/
>
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>
> Subject: RE: Identity lesson for 1st week or so- early elementary
> From: "mbortzfield" <zbort@verizon.net>
> Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2007 15:08:50 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 7
>
> Hi Tanya,
>
> I begin with kinders drawing their family on a circle piece of paper
> (family
> circle). We begin by looking at loads of images of families by different
> artists and what makes a family, parents, parent, grandparents, siblings,
> pets etc. I observe who has trouble holding a crayon, who adds details
> and
> who doesn't which gives me a little insight of who they are.
>
> Other identity lessons are portraits or drawing their favorite world
> filled
> with their favorite things.
>
> With 3rd grade I like to do a lesson on Grandma Moses and have the
> students
> create their own experiences and surroundings for very colorful image
> filled
> pictures. It is a great lesson to have the students illustrate something
> they did during their summer vacation. Plus, the differences of our lives
> today compared to in the past.
>
> For upper elementary I have had students draw half their self-portrait as
> a
> human and the other half as an animal that portrays their personality.
> They
> first write three adjectives about themselves and then apply them to an
> animal. I've had some interesting images and ideas! For example; I had
> a
> student write stubborn, strong, big and he drew himself as half a bull.
> Let
> me tell you that was so accurate! I think 3rd grade would have fun with
> this lesson.
> If students have trouble with the half concept I always allow them to draw
> themselves and then an animal head separately in an interesting
> composition.
>
> Good luck with your first year, I hope these ideas help.
>
> mb
>
>
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>
> Subject: Re: Identity lesson for 1st week or so- early
> From: marcia <marciadotcom@yahoo.com>
> Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2007 13:24:48 -0700 (PDT)
> X-Message-Number: 8
>
> You can do Identity Flags. Show a bunch of countries'
> flags and talk about the symbolism in them. Have them
> create their own flag for themselves, using symbols
> about their life.
>
> I'm also doing an "Eagle" mascot project (our school
> mascot is the eagle), where kids are going to draw an
> Eagle or trace my template. They will then design the
> inside like the "Cows on Parade". But you could
> easily adapt it so they decorate the Eagle to reflect
> themselves.
>
>
>
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>
> Subject: Fundred Dollar Bill Project
> From: marcia <marciadotcom@yahoo.com>
> Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2007 13:25:36 -0700 (PDT)
> X-Message-Number: 9
>
> I got this forwarded to me today, thought some of you
> might be interested in it. There are templates and
> simple directions on the website.
>
> ART OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL GRADES
>
>
>
> THE FUNDRED DOLLAR BILL PROJECT
>
> A unique artwork made of millions of drawings.
>
> Student?s drawing will be part of a giant performance
> and collective creative action!
>
>
>
>
>
> This is a national project intended to support the
> rebuilding of New Orleans by making the environmental
> conditions safer for its residents. The "artworks"
> created by your students will be collected by armored
> truck and delivered to The Federal Reserve and
> Congress in Washington D.C. where an even exchange of
> the value of their art currency for actual funds or
> services will be requested.
>
>
>
> The project is appropriate to introduce social
> studies, political science, or art and design.
> Ultimately we hope your student?s contribution will
> demonstrate that their creative actions can make a
> difference. If you have a student from New Orleans
> this project can be a method of reconnecting with
> their home in a positive and tangible way.
>
>
>
> A simple lesson plan is available for download on the
> FUNDRED DOLLAR BILL PROJECT website:
> http://www.fundred.org/. Password: Paydirt.
>
>
>
> If you questions and/or are interested in your school
> being a collection center, please e-mail:
> questions@fundred.org.
>
>
>
> Spread the word! Please share this e-mail and
> password with all teachers who might be interested in
> participating!
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Liesel Fenner, ASLA
>
> Manager of Public Art
>
> Americans for the Arts
>
> 1000 Vermont Ave. NW 6th Fl.
>
> Washington DC , 20005
>
> 202-371-2830 x124
>
> 202-371-0424 fax
>
> www.AmericansForTheArts.org
>
> The Public Art Network, a program of Americans for the
> Arts,
>
> develops strategies and tools to advocate and advance
> the field
>
> and fosters knowledge and understanding of the diverse
> spectrum
>
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>
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>
> Subject: Re: Affordable alternative to Rives BFK paper?
> From: Betty B <bettycarol_40@sbcglobal.net>
> Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2007 13:25:38 -0700 (PDT)
> X-Message-Number: 10
>
> I use the watercolor paper from Molly Hawkins House.
> It works just fine and it incredibly affordable.
>
>
>
>
>
> --- sharon@art-rageous.net wrote:
>
>> Can anyone recommend paper that will work well for
>> printed embossing other
>> than the Rives BFK? I need to find something that's
>> a bit more
>> affordable, if possible!
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>>
>> Sharon
>> www.art-rageous.net
>>
>>
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>
> Betty C Bowen
> printmaker, painter
> art educator
> Cushing Oklahoma
> bettycarol_40@sbcglobal.net
> http://www.bettybowenart.com
> http://bettycbowen.blogspot.com/
>
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>
> Subject: RE: curriculum updates help
> From: "Duffey, Patrick G." <DuffeyP@Peninsula.wednet.edu>
> Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2007 17:26:51 -0700
> X-Message-Number: 11
>
>
>
> Lonna,
>
> If I had a budget for purchasing books I would consider these textbooks:
> The Visual Experience by Davis Publishing and Art in Focus by Glencoe
> Publishing.
>
> Patrick Duffey
> Cascadia=20
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> Subject: Art Club Questions
> From: Anne Carman- Hendel <carm57@insightbb.com>
> Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2007 19:59:24 -0500
> X-Message-Number: 12
>
> Another question from the new old girl for those of you who are
> sponsors for Art Clubs in both middle school and high school:
>
>
> 1. What are your requirements for membership, if any, for art club?
>
> 2. Have you had so many interested students that you had to limit
> membership or formed two clubs?
>
> 3. How often do you meet?
>
> 4. I am thinking of having a pledge or agreement for students to
> sign. Have any of you done something of this nature? Did you find it
> successful or helpful?
>
> I intend to change the membership practice a bit from the way my
> predecesor handled things
>
> Thank you!
>
> Anne C-H in Illinois
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: RE: Art Club Questions
> From: "KPRS2" <kprs2@earthlink.net>
> Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2007 21:07:25 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 13
>
>
>
>
>
> Another question from the new old girl for those of you who are
> sponsors for Art Clubs in both middle school and high school:
>
>
> 1. What are your requirements for membership, if any, for art club?
> We don't have requirements, we take all comers.
>
> 2. Have you had so many interested students that you had to limit
> membership or formed two clubs? No, our initial turnout is huge, but then
> when we start to do hard work, the membership drops off, or when
> sports/theater kicks in, members drop, to where the club becomes a core of
> worker bees.
>
> 3. How often do you meet? Depends on the project we are working on. We
> pick
> a day, i.e. Monday that we tell students to put on their calendars as Art
> Club day, and then tell them to listen to announcements.
>
> 4. I am thinking of having a pledge or agreement for students to
> sign. Have any of you done something of this nature? Did you find it
> successful or helpful? I have not had a pledge. I think I tend to run my
> clubs like clubs I would like to be a part of, no frills, ceremonies etc.,
> but that's my personality. Just the facts, m'mam as Sergeant Friday would
> say.
>
> I intend to change the membership practice a bit from the way my
> predecesor handled things. Good idea, always put your stamp on things,
> don't
> pick up the ball and run, but start a new game.
>
> San D
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> Subject: Re: Art Club Questions
> From: "Lauren McGreal" <lvartteacher@gmail.com>
> Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2007 19:54:24 -0700
> X-Message-Number: 14
>
> I had this saved from a getty user from years ago.
>
> HTH- Lauren in Vegas
>
>
> ART CLUB CONSTITUTION
>
> Section 1) All students in attendance at ____________ are eligible for
> membership in the Art Club.
>
> Section 2) The Art Club officers shall consist of one President, Vice
> President, Treasurer, and Secretary. Officers are all nominated and
> elected by majority vote by the membership.
>
> Section 3) Attendance is required at a weekly lunch hour meeting to
> maintain membership and Art Club privileges. For the Art Club
> officers, attendance is also required at any executive meetings called
> outside of the weekly lunch hour meeting.
>
> Section 4) The weekly lunch hour meeting will adhere to formal
> protocol beginning with roll call, Presidential call to order, reading
> of the minutes from the previous meeting, and all new business
> requiring a motion, second and majority vote of members present.
>
> Section 5) The Advising Teacher's role is to assist the club in
> achieving its goals as moved by the main body, act as a liaison
> between the students of Armijo and the community, local, and state.
> The Advising Teacher has no voted in club business but may address the
> meeting to advise, council and serve as a source of professional
> information. The Advising Teacher's signature must accompany any and
> all approved expenditures of Art Club funds.
>
> Section 6) All Art Club officers (and members) should maintain high
> academic standards, good citizenship and follow Armijo school rules
> and code of conduct. Failure to do so will result in impeachment
> proceedings governed by officers in good standing and the membership
> body. Any officer that fails to attend the weekly meeting three
> consecutive times, or is chronically absent will automatically
> relinquish his/her office. The membership body will immediately vote
> upon another member to replace the vacant office.
>
> Section 7) Duties of the club officers are as follows; President, lead
> meetings and act as student public relations director; Vice President,
> act as President in his/her absence and assist with organizing special
> events; Treasurer, student accounting of Art Club funds and signature
> required on all expenditures; Secretary, record minutes of all formal
> meetings and represent Art Club at Leadership Club Council meetings
> along with the President.
>
> Section 8) The Art Club shall engage in at least one significant
> community service activity per semester. The membership body will
> decide on the activity at the beginning of each semester.
>
>
>
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