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Re: [teacherartexchange] New ideas!


From: Gina Arena (ginaarena_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Sep 02 2009 - 16:22:35 PDT

Would you be willing to share your drawing on the right side of the brain

I am teaching Drawing for the first time this year and I'm using that book
as a guide. I have been teaching for 7 years, but only 3 at the high school.
I'm a former graphic artist and my strength is computer graphics. I'm
getting my hands dirty again, last year teaching ceramics and this year,
crafts and drawing, but I'm a little nervous about teaching fine arts at the
high school level. I was okay at the younger grades, but high school kids
can tell if you don't know what your talking about.

Gina Arena

On 8/4/09 7:48 AM, "donnalyn shuster" <> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Jeryl - I agree wholeheartedly! I have gotten some thanks from people - and
> also have gleaned so many ideas & support from this list - I try to give back
> as much as I can also. It is frustating when the 'take the idea and run'
> happens - but I hope that with a little nudge - people get the hint - and at
> least thank those who lend a hand.
> I like your booklet idea - I may pass that on to a friend who teaches grades 1
> - 5.
> The Master Artist idea - hey - I could use that in middle school as well!
> Great idea.
> My peeve is that people who SAID they would post presentations OR send them if
> you sign up at NAEA and who never do....GRRRRR! I too would rather send a
> presentation ( which I have done many time for my Van Gogh unit)sometimes than
> try to post it. I personally found the NAEA wikki site difficult to post to
> and use effectively - I rather liked the Digication site we used in New
> Orleans.
> My mission this month - rewriting my Drawing on the Right side of the Brain
> presentations - just got the newer edition and the workbook - and putting the
> intro in a PowerPoint to get the idea across. ( Grades 6,7 and 9) AND writing
> more printmaking units. I am getting a small press from ASW express and am
> looking for some nice monoprint units. My Grad 6 & 7 all know how to do simple
> self portrait prints on styro plates ( gr 6) and the Van Gogh reduction plate
> prints in Gr.7) I am bringing printmaking into the 9th grade this
> any ideas would be great.
> After taking the monotype workshop at NAEA - I got hooked on printmaking!!:)
> Donnalyn in Soggy New York
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