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I used it today after spending two hours getting out my visuals to help.
I used lots of different examples plus ol' Norman. They are still working
on themselves doing something so that we can see it as a story.
I also put up keys "short phrases" over some pictures on the wall.
Art can enlighten (Sistine Chapel)
Art can stir your emotions. (Couple looking into each others eyes. -Nagel.)
Art can make you angry. (Abstract by Helen Frankenthaler.)
I talked about how if you don't understand something, it can make you upset
Example: I witnessed a man at the LA County Museum get mad right in front
of a Picasso. He just was furious that it was hanging in a museum.
I told them it was so amazing someone could get so angry over a piece of
canvas with color on it. Imagine.
(Kids get mad if you look at them, of course. How many fights have started
that way. "She looked at meso I hit her.)
Anyway, it was a good start, I think for the year.