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From: Claire d'Anthes (cdanthes_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Sep 11 2008 - 22:05:03 PDT


Hi, all!
Like someone else who recently wrote in, I'm teaching digital this
year. It's really fun, but my skills are not yet where they should be.
(Let's hear it for admin who thinks that because you can teach drawing,
ceramics, painting, 2-D, ESL, and French, beginning and advanced in all
classes, tyou can certainly also effectively teach digital at the h.s
level with 6 weeks prep). I don't want my better students to miss
out.. I've seen Ken Scwab's and H. Olejarz's wonderful websites, but if
anyone else has any projects, books, workshops, tutorial blogs,
websites, etc. to share, my students and I would really appreciate
this. I will share back.

Thanks,
Claire
cdanthes@dphs.org

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> TEACHERARTEXCHANGE Digest for Wednesday, September 10, 2008.
>
> 1. Re: loose graphite/charcoal management
> 2. loose graphite
> 3. RE: loose graphite/charcoal management
> 4. RE: loose graphite/charcoal management
> 5. RE: loose graphite/charcoal management
> 6. A bit OT - call for help in TX
> 7. Help! new preschool assignment
> 8. RE: Help! new preschool assignment
> 9. RE: Help! new preschool assignment
> 10. Re: Help! new preschool assignment
> 11. Teaching to Observe
>
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>
> Subject: Re: loose graphite/charcoal management
> From: "Rebecca Burch" <mamallama@gmail.com>
> Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2008 05:44:55 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 1
>
> I think the custodian is being unreasonable. If you don't want to
> clean, don't get a job cleaning! I'm sure you do all you can to keep
> it contained, and it's not like you're always leaving messes for him
> to clean up. It sounds like the VP realizes he's being unreasonable,
> too.
>
> I didn't know about the sticky mat. That's a neat idea.
>
> Other than that, the only thing I could think of would be to keep a
> swiffer or something around and don't let the kids walk out until
> you've swiffer'd. Maybe even have them remove their shoes and keep
> them by the classroom door, so that the stuff doesn't get onto the
> shoes and tracked out of the classroom. If that doesn't make him
> happy, he's probably determined not to be and there isn't much you can
> do about it.
>
> -b-
>
>
>
> On Tue, Sep 9, 2008 at 10:37 PM, Betty B <bettycarol_40@sbcglobal.net>
> wrote:
>>
>> I decided several things, like -loose graphite is awesome, and the
>> difference it made in this project is worth the trouble. It helped my
>> kids loosen up, their drawings look freer and more relaxed.
>>
>> The vice-principal called me at home tonight about this, and wanted
>> to know what they could buy me to help. They are trying to be helpful
>> and are not trying to get me to not use these projects. (She told me
>> the same custodian used to yell at her for using glitter) My actual
>> classroom custodian is awesome, and is not the least bit bothered,
>> its just the guy in the cafeteria. I guess I am just embarassed that
>> this was my first real interaction with the new principal.
>>
>> sigh. Art leaks! Whatever I do, I can't guarantee it will stay in the
>> room - its like telling the band to keep the music inside their room
>> and not let it leak into the hall.
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> Subject: loose graphite
> From: Pam Wellington <loveart@hotmail.com>
> Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2008 10:56:42 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 2
>
>
> Dear Betty,
> When I use charcoal I give the students a dust pan and have them sweep
> all the looose charcoal which is on the table and any that landed on
> the floor into the pan and into the trash. HOWEVER, you never, ever
> need to apologize for making a mess in the art room! Don't ever
> apologize to anyone for it! Art classes are MESSY. The job of the
> custodian is to CLEAN. That is what he/she gets PAID to do. It is
> rediculous for any administrator to even give an ear to any custodian
> complaining about having to clean up a legitimate mess made in any
> room! But ART?! Don't let it get to you. The custodian who
> complained is the one who should be in trouble, not you! As long as
> the mess is reasonable, not deliberate or over the top.
> Pam Wellington
> Art Dept. Chair
> Boiling Springs H.S
> Boiling Springs,Pa
>
>
>> Subject: loose graphite/charcoal management
>> From: Betty B
>> Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2008 13:16:18 -0700 (PDT)
>> X-Message-Number: 2
>>
>> Before the school year started, I found my first-year journal, and I
>> wrote about how, when I did charcoal, the custodian told other
>> teachers she would quit if they didn't get rid of me. Well, it is 8
>> years later and I haven't done charcoal or loose graphite since.
>
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> Subject: RE: loose graphite/charcoal management
> From: "Peshette, Alix" <apeshette@placercoe.k12.ca.us>
> Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2008 09:30:12 -0700
> X-Message-Number: 3
>
> Betty,
> I'm glad to hear that the vice-principal called wanting to solve the
> problem with better equipment. Like Ken, I don't know what loose
> graphite and charcoal are, but I can guess at the set-up and cleaning
> issues. Some thoughts that come to mind are:
>
> Like glitter (I laughed out loud about your vice-principal's comments
> on
> her glitter use), maybe the students need to be working in an
> environment that has an edge - like inside the lid of a paper box.
> This
> way the graphite will have more containment.
>
> If this stuff has a tendency to be somewhat airborne, maybe it needs to
> be used in what would be a "spray painting booth." One can build one
> these with PVC pipe and fittings (no glue so that it can be
> disassembled) and a roll of plastic sheeting from the local hardware
> big
> box store. The booth can sit on a table top or be a full-size walk-in.
>
>
> I totally appreciate the conundrum of messy art and custodians. I once
> did a three-week paper mache skeleton project for Dia de Los Muertos
> with 7th graders in a portable classroom that had carpeting. The
> students' skeletons were fabulous, but the room was never quite the
> same! LOL! I was also very, very, very nice to my custodian for the
> rest of my time in that classroom!
>
> -Alix
> (former junior high art teacher)
>
>
> Alix E. Peshette
> Instructional Technology Coordinator
> Placer County Office of Education
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> Auburn, CA. 95603 USA
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Betty B [mailto:bettycarol_40@sbcglobal.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 09, 2008 7:38 PM
> Subject: Re: loose graphite/charcoal management
>
> I decided several things, like -loose graphite is awesome, and the
> difference it made in this project is worth the trouble. It helped my
> kids loosen up, their drawings look freer and more relaxed.
>
> The vice-principal called me at home tonight about this, and wanted to
> know what they could buy me to help. They are trying to be helpful and
> are not trying to get me to not use these projects. (She told me the
> same custodian used to yell at her for using glitter) My actual
> classroom custodian is awesome, and is not the least bit bothered, its
> just the guy in the cafeteria. I guess I am just embarassed that this
> was my first real interaction with the new principal.
>
> sigh. Art leaks! Whatever I do, I can't guarantee it will stay in the
> room - its like telling the band to keep the music inside their room
> and
> not let it leak into the hall.
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: RE: loose graphite/charcoal management
> From: "Hillmer, Jan" <HillmJan@Berkeleyprep.org>
> Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2008 12:41:17 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 4
>
>
> "sigh. Art leaks! Whatever I do, I can't guarantee it will stay in the
> room - its like telling the band to keep the music inside their room
> and
> not let it leak into the hall."
>
> And that's the wonder and beauty of it all.
> Jan in Tampa
>
>
>
>
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: RE: loose graphite/charcoal management
> From: Betty B <bettycarol_40@sbcglobal.net>
> Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2008 10:12:43 -0700 (PDT)
> X-Message-Number: 5
>
> For those of you who don't use loose graphite - it is
> General's Graphite, "since 1889" I'll post some photos of finished
> pieces later.
>
> It has gone ok so far today, telling the kids no more graphite, but
> one troubled young man who loves art, and had an excellent drawing,
> just totally shut down, as there was "no point" in going on. The
> others who were behind were fine with using the ebony pencils. He put
> his drawing in the trash and just sat staring unblinking all hour,
> tearing little notecards up into tiny bits, which is what he does when
> stressed.
> So managing to not cry was my big accomplishment, but I did take his
> drawing out of the trash and tomorrow hopefully they will have the
> "carpenters felt" they think will work, and he can do it then.
>
>
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: A bit OT - call for help in TX
> From: Heather_Hayes@roundrockisd.org
> Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2008 13:08:22 -0500
> X-Message-Number: 6
>
> I am helping to organize an art festival designed to benefit a group
> of refugees from Burma living in Austin. They're from a tribe that
> has a strong tradition of weaving, and they make beautiful handbags
> and related items.
>
> Anyway, part of the festival is gathering up other things sold by
> fair trade/charity type groups. We've lined up some paper bead
> jewelry made by women in Uganda, and possibly another group in
> Central America that helps kids leave gangs.
>
> Does anyone know of a fair trade arts/craft type of group that might
> want to participate in this? I know of 10,000 Villages, but they're
> too big and incorporated to join in on our festival.
>
> If you have any ideas for me, PLEASE EMAIL ME OFF-LIST!!! I don't
> want to clog up this list with unrelated posts.
>
> Thanks!
>
> Heather in TX
>
>
>
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>
> Subject: Help! new preschool assignment
> From: robin phillips <robinmcp@hotmail.com>
> Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2008 19:07:50 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 7
>
>
>
> Dear Fellow ArtsEdNet Friends,
>
> Help! I just found out that I will be "teaching" art to a group of 20
> preschoolers in about 2 weeks! Our school received a grant to start a
> preschool class in our elementary building and in order for the
> teacher to get her contractual 40 minute prep, the specialists are
> being tapped for one 40 minute class a week. These 4 year olds will
> have a full day because there isn't enough money in the budget for
> transportation to do two half day sessions. I cannot imagine that a
> full day is a wise choice for any 4 year old.... but that's how it's
> going to happen! I will have the option of going to their classroom or
> having them come to mine - right now I'm planning to go there (no
> bathroom facilities in my room), but I'd love to hear your thoghts on
> this. Any help will be appreciated - lessons, activities, etc. I am
> having a hard time getting excited about taking on an 8th prep!
> Looking forward to your feedback
>
> Robin in PA
>
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> Subject: RE: Help! new preschool assignment
> From: San D Hasselman <shasselman@hotmail.com>
> Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2008 23:18:55 +0000
> X-Message-Number: 8
>
>
>
> Hi Robin
>
>
> If you are in a public school I would recommend that you go to your
> union rep, and ask if this is possible. If your contract allows the
> 8th prep without additional compensation or without some other
> consideration, make sure it is written in for next time. Our contract
> pays if you have to teach an additional prep (and while money isn't
> the only consideration, because time is a very valuable commodity, the
> money makes BOE think twice before just thrusting extra preps on
> teachers). Our contract also pays you if you have to "cover" a class
> during your preparation period or during your duty period.
>
>
>
>
>
> That said....
>
>
>
>
>
> I would speak to the teacher and ask HER what she feels you should
> accomplish with these 4 year olds as she should be an expert on that
> age level and their energy,attention and interest levels.
>
>
>
>
>
> San D
>
>> From: robinmcp@hotmail.com
>> To: teacherartexchange@lists.pub.getty.edu
>> Subject: [teacherartexchange] Help! new preschool assignment
>> Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2008 19:07:50 -0400
>>
>>
>>
>> Dear Fellow ArtsEdNet Friends,
>>
>> Help! I just found out that I will be "teaching" art to a group of 20
>> preschoolers in about 2 weeks! Our school received a grant to start a
>> preschool class in our elementary building and in order for the
>> teacher to get her contractual 40 minute prep, the specialists are
>> being tapped for one 40 minute class a week. These 4 year olds will
>> have a full day because there isn't enough money in the budget for
>> transportation to do two half day sessions. I cannot imagine that a
>> full day is a wise choice for any 4 year old.... but that's how it's
>> going to happen! I will have the option of going to their classroom
>> or having them come to mine - right now I'm planning to go there (no
>> bathroom facilities in my room), but I'd love to hear your thoghts on
>> this. Any help will be appreciated - lessons, activities, etc. I am
>> having a hard time getting excited about taking on an 8th prep!
>> Looking forward to your feedback
>>
>> Robin in PA
>>
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> Subject: RE: Help! new preschool assignment
> From: "familyerickson" <familyerickson@cox.net>
> Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2008 19:26:35 -0500
> X-Message-Number: 9
>
> Here's some things that worked for me with 3 year olds:
> purple crayon drawing based on the book Harold and the Purple Crayon
> marble painting show picture of Jackson Pollock
> circle printing with all kinds of lids, corks (use both empty circles
> and
> filled in circles)
> ziplock baggies - squirt in red tempera in one corner, yellow in
> another
> children massage and discover orange
> blue collage (construction pap., wrapping pap., magazine pages---all
> blue)
> show pictures from Picasso's blue period
> playdough day - use the Crayola brand - learn to make balls, snakes,
> pancakes
> colored sand painting - can buy at walmart - do it on scraps of
> matteboard
> covered with glue - teach them to use pincher fingers
> painting with matchbox cars
> paint with only pastel colors on pastel paper with q-tips
>
> Buy Mary Ann Kohls books www.brightring.com
>
> Hope this helps.
> Cindy
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: robin phillips [mailto:robinmcp@hotmail.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2008 6:08 PM
> To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
> Subject: [teacherartexchange] Help! new preschool assignment
>
>
>
>
> Dear Fellow ArtsEdNet Friends,
>
> Help! I just found out that I will be "teaching" art to a group of 20
> preschoolers in about 2 weeks! Our school received a grant to start a
> preschool class in our elementary building and in order for the
> teacher to
> get her contractual 40 minute prep, the specialists are being tapped
> for one
> 40 minute class a week. These 4 year olds will have a full day because
> there isn't enough money in the budget for transportation to do two
> half day
> sessions. I cannot imagine that a full day is a wise choice for any 4
> year
> old.... but that's how it's going to happen! I will have the option of
> going
> to their classroom or having them come to mine - right now I'm
> planning to
> go there (no bathroom facilities in my room), but I'd love to hear your
> thoghts on this. Any help will be appreciated - lessons, activities,
> etc.
> I am having a hard time getting excited about taking on an 8th prep!
> Looking forward to your feedback
>
> Robin in PA
>
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> Subject: Re: Help! new preschool assignment
> From: Denise Pannell <cen_aca_dp@nwoca.org>
> Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2008 21:09:05 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 10
>
> On Wed 10/09/08 7:07 PM , robin phillips robinmcp@hotmail.com sent:
>
>> Help! I just found out that I will be "teaching" art to a group
>> of 20 preschoolers in about 2 weeks!
> _______________________________________________________________________
> _______________________________________________________
> I teach a group of 30 (split into 2 classes) of "Young Fives"
> (basically pre-K or developmental K) for 40 minutes on a rotating
> schedule. They are a challenging, but very creative group of kiddos!
> Be aware that many of them will not be able to hold a pair of
> scissors let alone write their own names. That being said, don't be
> afraid to challenge them by introducing the elements &
> principles even at this young age! We talk about artists, listen to
> music, read books- anything that may inspire creativity. I
> have found that if I break my lessons down into several smaller steps,
> they tend not to get bored as easily. For instance, 10
> minutes of drawing followed by 10 minutes of cutting, finished by 10
> minutes of gluing.
>
> Often, I send home a letter at the beginning of the year to the
> parents explaining that at this age, art is more about the
> experience rather than the finished product, so they should not be
> worried if their "Little Picasso" brings home something that is
> unrecognizable because they are definitely being creative. I also am
> sure to post a sign at our annual art show that says "It's
> the Process, Not the Product!"
>
> You can see some of my students' artwork here:
> Primary Lines:
> http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?exhibit=88578
>
> Secondary Shapes:
> http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?exhibit=88638
>
> Magic Glue Windows:
> http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?exhibit=98408
>
> Kandinsky Colors:
> http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?exhibit=108467
>
> Joseph Cornell Boxes:
> http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?exhibit=81558
>
> Joan Miro Dreamscapes:
> http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?exhibit=67640
>
> If you want to see more, follow the link below, in my signature. :)
> Good luck!!
>
> Denise Pannell
>
> http://www.artsonia.com/schools/school.asp?id=36837
>
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> Subject: Teaching to Observe
> From: "Chantal Pinnow" <cpinnow@yisseoul.org>
> Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2008 14:47:15 +0900
> X-Message-Number: 11
>
>
>
> Does anyone have a good example to teach kids to draw what they
> ACTUALLY
> see, not just what they think they know it looks like? My class was
> doing an
> observation painting of their open lockers. I got very frustrated with
> kids
> who after a couple of days, didn't even have their locker open or
> wouldn't
> rearrange their books the same way as they drew it on the first day.
> Their
> answer was always "I know what it looks like." My question is "How do
> you do
> an observation drawing if you aren't observing anything?" I understand
> that
> some artwork is from memory or imagination, but we are doing
> observation
> paintings.
>
> I would like a way to show them that you may THINK you know what
> something
> looks like, but when you actually take time to observe you may notice
> things
> are quite different. Sorry for the rant. That class just left and I
> was a
> bit frustrated with them.
> Chantal
>
>
>
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