SchoolArts Magazine

October 2016

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54 OCTOBER 2016 SchoolArts also asked them to find a "man baby," our term for the oddly adult infant Jesus in medieval paintings in the European section. The most important thing though that I wanted students to take away from our trip was finding work they connected to. Tasks such as "Take a picture of an artwork that you'd want in your house" required students to think about the artwork in personal terms. Pre-Trip Preparation Before our trip, I prepared my classes to make the most of the experience by sharing the scavenger hunt with them in advance to make sure they understood each task. I also printed maps of the museum and reviewed them with students. Going over the lay of the land gave students a preview of what to expect at the museum and also let them start thinking about where they would need to go to accomplish each task. Lastly, we discussed behavioral expectations at the musuem; a key point was to make sure students knew they couldn't be too close to the artwork when taking photos. Personal Connections On the day of the trip, students were excited. They had a wonderful time at the museum, interacting with the art and each other. Because they knew the layout of the museum and the scavenger hunt tasks in advance, they were able to work independently in their groups with almost no help from me. Each group had a different experience, finding works of art they felt a connection to. The scaven- ger hunt helped create a personalized museum experience for my students that was fun at the same time. What more could you ask for? Melissa Purtee is an art teacher at Apex High School in Apex, North Carolina. Mcpurtee @ gmail.com THE ORIGINAL K iSS-OFF ® Stain Remover Before you throw it away... try Kiss-Off! KissOff.com "I had gotten blue oil paint on one of my fall coats... I felt like I should give Kiss-Off ® a try and lo and behold no more dried on oil paint! My jacket was saved." ~Malissa Removes: Ink · Oil Paint · Grease · Makeup · Blood · Lipstick · Coffee · Red Wine · Grass Stains & More Ideal for Classroom, Travel & Art Studio MADE IN THE USA CONTINUED FROM PAGE 12.

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