SchoolArts Magazine

November 2017

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do you learn about the subject from this piece, and how do you know? What do you think is successful about the piece? Who does this photograph speak to and why does it matter? Surprises This unit taught my students to be innovative and take risks. Perhaps because they are used to taking photos, perhaps because they are more confident than I was at their age—for whatever reason—they more easily took risks in this project compared to previous projects that did not utilize technology. They posed in a variety of ways that effec - tively told their unique stories. In their paintings, drawings, and sculptures, they have been less likely to take risks and think outside the box because they wanted their work to "look good." Through photography and editing, they learned that art could look like many different things. Jaymie Paige Stein Green is an art teacher at Senator Frank Lautenberg School in Pat - erson, New Jersey. jaymiepaige @ gmail.com N A T I O N A L S T A N D A R D Connecting: Relating artistic ideas and work with personal meaning and external context. W E B L I N K www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/ listings/2016/diane-arbus Ellanah Metellus, #BlackIsBeautiful, grade eight. Photo by Jeffrid Reneville, grade eight. SCHOOLARTSMAGAZINE.COM 19

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