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Art for Children Journal Assignment
In your journal/sketchbooks, include entries for two or three Art Department Topics and Issues sessions by the end of this term. If you have a class or another unavoidable conflict you may view a video of the event. Videos are placed on reserve in the library under John Blosser's name (Art Dept. Chair). Attending in person, will prove to be a much richer experience. Two are required and a third entry may be done as extra credit.
When and Where
are the Events?
See the class calendar
for dates and locations
Write your journal entries using a word processor and bind the printed page(s) in your sketchbook/journal. Journal entries should give the name of the person, date, title, and a short description of the event. The major part of the journal entry should be analytical, reflective, and creative rather than descriptive. Deal with questions of your own making in your writing.
Make creative and reflective connections between the presentation, your future as a teacher, and things that relate to our class. As you listen to the speaker, can you make notes recording questions and creative ideas that come to you? Can these notes serve to inspire your writing? For example, how could a classroom teacher plan an art activity based on children's own experiences that could help them become aware, understand, and cope with (topics similar to topics used by this artist)? This is one question. What questions relative to the presentation can you formulate in your journal? Add your own responses to your own questions.
What to do with
the Journaling Assignment
Hand in the sketchbook/journal binders
in class as directed on the Calendar
Notice: © 1999, 2002, Marvin Bartel, instructor. Goshen College students may print out a copy for personal use. Others who wish to copy or publish any part of this electronically or otherwise must get permission to do so. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org