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Art Crit. "a penny for your thoughts"

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Debi13
Fri, 26 Sep 1997 16:37:40 -0400 (EDT)

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Hi all,
We had the most fun today in Portfolio class with a critique we call "put
your two cents in".
The tables were pushed together to form a large table area. All of the
students gathered around the table they could sit or stand. Each person
chose one work from their current portfolio.
I gave each student 2 pennies (their "two cents"). I spent mine first by
saying something positive and some suggestion for further development of the
work. As each student found a work they wanted to comment on they placed a
penny on the work. Sometimes one students comment would bring a flood of
pennies as others disagreed and wanted to add a thought. As they ran out of
pennies, they pulled from their own pockets to keep the discussion going. In
the end all the works had pennies on them and the artist got to keep the
pennies on their works as payment for contributing a work which promoted
discussion. It was fun!
Have a great weekend.
Debi Barrett-Hayes

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