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Lesson Plans


Re: New HS Art Club

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ricki fromkin (fromkinr)
Sat, 04 Sep 1999 15:27:34 -0400


Sharon Barrett Kennedy wrote:
>
> 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
> details.
>
> 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
> feasible.
>
> Thanks for your help!
>
> Sharon

How about having an art show where your students will be able to sell
their artwork to those who attend. Also your students could get
involved with younger, maybe less fortunate kids in becomming their art
mentors.

Ricki in NJ