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Lesson Plans

RE: lessons on artists

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Bickley-Green, Cynthia Ann (BICKLEYGREENC)
Mon, 20 Sep 1999 10:59:50 -0400

All of the lessons in our publication Interdisciplinary Art: Lessons
and Resources, [ISBN 0-07-039604-3 McGraw-Hill] are based on the work of
artist in Virginia or North Carolina or on art works that can be seen in
museums in these two states. We thought that in this manner, art teachers
would have an opportunity to take their students to see the art works that
were used as exemplars for the lessons. Not all the artists are still
living--included are Minnie Evans, John Beerman, Leroy Persons, Furniture
Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Robert Gwathmey, John White prints
(1598)and others. Most of the lessons were submitted by elementary and
secondary school teachers.

> ----------
> From: Betty Bowen
> Sent: Friday, September 17, 1999 12:57 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re:lessons on artists
> >Wouldn't it be wonderful if other states would honor their contemporary
> artists by designing lesson plans >around their work.
> >I think this is a great idea and maybe some people from the list can get
> >together, in all of our spare time (because we all have so much), and
> >compile a list of 1 artist from each state whose work we have chosen. A
> >lesson plan based upon that artist's work can then be written, and all
> >the information can be compiled into a contemporary art education book.
> >I'm in.
> >Ricki in NJ
> >I can use Barbara Kruger who was born in Newark
> Ok, Ricki, Count me in. So, what parameters should we use for choosing
> artists to represent our states? Somebody who still lives and works there
> to
> show the kids It Can Be Done and so it's not all "born there but now lives
> in New York?" (of course that's different for someplace so close as NJ)
> All
> women? Nationally famous or do we care? (I don't) Or an assortment of
> media
> so we don't end up with all word-artists or all painters or (sigh) all art
> professors? There are so many artists to choose from.
> Betty (in OK)