I stumbled across Marvin Bartel's site on a search for
assessments. I used some of his techniques in my
university art ed. course primarily composed of
liberal arts majors. I did not show any previous
examples of student work and tried to avoid showing
too many images to influence their creative process.
I had students write reflections about each project.
Whether they realized it or not I felt each student
approached project from their uniqueness rather than
trying to conform to what the teacher expected them to
create. They fought this long and hard all semester,
but I think students gained so much more from THEIR
OWN EXPERIENCES WITH THE MEDIA, PROBLEM SOLVING,
SHARING WITH TABLE MATEs and building community as a
--- Judy Decker <judy.decker@...
> Greetings New Art Teachers and Veteran teachers,http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/middle/
> I know your teacher training/lesson writing classes
> are all a blur right now.
> Here is a link from Marvin Bartel that is very
> helpful in planning and
> writing lessons:
> (note - scroll down to Supplies as the bookmark on
> the page is
> misdirected. I will let Marvin know).
> Marvin is retired from teaching now - but continues
> to teach all of us
> through his web site.
> I was an "image flooder" (practice I learned from
> DBAE) - Marvin is
> opposed to this practice. I guess I used images to
> inspire because
> that is how I create art. I am inspired by an image
> I have seen
> I stumbled across this page again while searching
> for Big Ideas.
> Judy Decker
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