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Lesson Plans

New HS Art Club

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Sharon Barrett Kennedy (sharonbk)
Sat, 4 Sep 1999 10:22:19 -0400

I've been asked to sponsor an art club at a small, private secondary school
(grades 5-12). This year (for the first year) various clubs will be formed,
and on Monday (yes, we'll have classes on Labor Day!!) I need to pitch this
club to the students.

I've been *asked* by a local merchant to consider having the kids paint on
the windows of her store. I LOVE this idea but I'm still grappling with
logistics (time allotted, availability of a bus, who pays for the paint, how
long will this take, how do we handle clean-up, etc., etc.). I think other
merchants would jump on this idea, too (I've lived in this area for a long
time and have great "connections"), but I still need to work out all the

As another club idea, I'm thinking of having the art club sponsor a food
booth at a large, local arts and crafts show in the spring. It would allow
us to attend the fair, do something together as a group, and get out into
the community (hopefully making a positive impression!)

But aside from these ideas, what else should an art club do??? When I was
in high school and a member of the art club, it seemed that all we did was
work on individual projects so there was no "club" aspect to it.

I'm wide open for suggestions--for specific help with the painting on store
windows idea as well as for other activities that we could do. Fieldtrips
to local galleries and museums MIGHT be an option during some of the club
meeting times, but we're in a rural location and I'm not sure we'd have
enough time on club days (when the academic day is shortened) for it to be

Thanks for your help!


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