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Re: [teacherartexchange] HS Digital photo curriculum.


From: Natalie Sakurai (gnatsak_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Sep 07 2010 - 12:37:55 PDT

Hi Barbara,

I was curious about the Roy G Biv song, so tried to find it on Groove
Shark. They didn't have the Greg Percy version, but it appears that
They Might Be Giants also performs a song by that name. It was a
little corny, but possibly more recent. (?) You might want to check
it out.

Thanks for the tip on the song! I love incorporating music in the
Natalie from Northern California

On Sep 5, 2010, at 4:23 PM, Barbara Marder wrote:

> Hi Jim,
> I have urban kids and this has been a winner of a painting lesson-
> super-structured too.
> I am teaching them about color and begin simply with the color wheel-
> in fact I have them fill out a photocopied template and have a large
> color wheel on my wall for reference.
> Then on 12 x 18 90lb white paper I have them sketch with pencil
> lightly a snake, spiral or letters of their name stylistically.
> with a ruler they add stripes to the shapes of the drawing. Then
> stripes in the background on a diagonal-in other words we have an
> interrupted stripe pattern
> Lightly they pencil in roygbv in the background stripes and the
> shape stripes (I even play Greg Percy's Roy G Bv song they find it
> too corny-but it reinforces the lesson)
> Then with tempera cakes that I put on a cheap large plastic tray
> they paint all the R's, then all the O's etc.
> The results are startling.
> I cannot add an attachment but if you email me at,
> I shall send you some finished examples.
> Okay after this, I have them hooked-so I continue with color unit
> having them express an element (or two) in a painting (air eart fire
> water) then I proceed to landscape using whatever artist I am into-
> changes each year. Lat year I used Albert Bierstadt.
> Before you know it everyone is painting!
> Barbara from Boston photocopied template
> On Sep 5, 2010, at 10:25 AM, Jim Chaput wrote:
>> I have really enjoyed the discussion on the best tempera since I am
>> doing
>> my ordering this next week
>> I am teaching 7th and 8th graders with 85 minute rotating block every
>> other day. Does anyone have guidance of keeping kids with a 12-13-
>> minute
>> attention span on task for 85 min? I have tried 2-3 assignments per
>> period
>> with spotty results. I would like to go deeper into painting since
>> they
>> have very limited drawing painting skills since painting is my
>> first love.
>> We have been in school since mid August which is one of the reasons
>> of my
>> slow response on the Photography question
>> Jim Chaput
>> Jim Chaput writes:
>>> am sorry this is so late. I am new to the list. I have been teachig
>>> photo for a number of years. I was assigned to tale over the Middle
>>> school 7th and 8th grade art classes. I have not taught art for
>>> over 20
>>> years and that was high school. Things have been rocky but getting
>>> better.
>>> Below is my complete curriculum, syllabus, scoring guidlines,
>>> etc. for
>>> digital photo. I have assignment for PhotoShop, the internet, and
>>> the
>>> camera. After I take the students through ALL of the camera
>>> controls and
>>> how to use them , The first assignment is for the students to
>>> shoot a
>>> picture each of the elements and principles. After that they get
>>> into
>>> the action photo, composition and other standard assignments that
>>> have
>>> been around since film days. After that I take the students into
>>> what i
>>> called "Theme and Variation". This is a take off from baroque music.
>>> The students shot a wide angle of a scene and then decide which art
>>> element or principle they will focus on and take 10 close up
>>> shots of
>>> that element in the scene. if you picked texture you would walk up
>>> to a
>>> tree and take a picture of the bark, a brick wall to illustrate
>>> texture.
>>> I hope that is somewhat clear. Let me know how deeply I have
>>> confused you
>>> .
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