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Lesson Plans

Re: Art Level vs. Art Ability

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Sun, 5 Sep 1999 10:39:08 EDT

In a message dated 9/5/99 8:55:48 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
sharonbk writes:

<< n some ways it's tempting to throw out the whole art "level" concept and
just gear instruction towards individual abilities, but I don't think I
could do that..... Dunno.

So--how do you handle this?

Thanks (again!!)

Hey Sharon, I did toss it, level wise, that is. We now have an intro to art
class and a studio art class, Can't take studio without before intro. I did
this because in my first year I found that there were students in Art III and
IV that had know Idea what that color wheel was, no principles or elements
background and absolutely no drawing skills or knowledge. ( I replaced a
teacher who was there for 13 years!) They were put in a class based on what
grade they were in. Now, all of my HS classes have 9-12th grade in them,
but, at least when they move to the next level they have a solid foundation.
I do intend to make a studio I and II class so that students who are
proficient in studio I can move up and I can expand. But that's not in the
cards this year.