SchoolArts Magazine

MAR 2013

SchoolArts is a national art education magazine committed to promoting excellence, advocacy, and professional support for educators in the visual arts since 1901.

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High School Studio Lesson ricolage t B onCep the C Top: Recognizing that contemporary artists often use images of their bodies as a tool for art-making, students created portraits with extreme ranges of emotion. Left: This student, chewing on a piece of paper, is reenacting a classic Fluxus score— directions involving everyday actions and objects. Score by Larry Miller. Olivia Gude A central dilemma encountered by today's art teacher is how to establish a framework for selecting a sequence of projects that adequately represents the art-making practices of multicultural, globally aware, and aesthetically diverse postmodern culture. Good art projects are invitations for students to enter into other ways of seeing, making, and thinking. While it makes sense to provide a range of media experiences or vocabulary relating to the elements of art and principles of design when planning art lessons, neither are enough to provide a convincing structure for representing the complexity of cultural life in the twentyfirst century. 19

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