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Video – Week 2: Making Ideas Into Images – Maria

Published on October 5, 2009


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Week 2: Making Ideas Into Images
The students visit the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and tour international artworks from the permanent collection that illustrate reverence for ancestors and attitudes about death. They learn how artists have successfully translated ideas into images.

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Video – Week 2: Making Ideas Into Images – Hugo


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Week 2: Making Ideas Into Images
The students visit the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and tour international artworks from the permanent collection that illustrate reverence for ancestors and attitudes about death. They learn how artists have successfully translated ideas into images.

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Video – Week 1: Selection of Subject – José Miguel

Published on September 28, 2009


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Week 1: Selection of Subject – José Miguel
Students explore ideas and concepts for their ofrendas. The subject can be personal, such as a tribute to a relative or friend. Or it can address traditional themes.

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Video – Week 1: Selection of Subject – Misael


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Week 1: Selection of Subject – Misael
Students explore ideas and concepts for their ofrendas. The subject can be personal, such as a tribute to a relative or friend. Or it can address traditional themes.

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Video – Week 1: Selection of Subject – Olga


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Week 1: Selection of Subject – Olga
Students explore ideas and concepts for their ofrendas. The subject can be personal, such as a tribute to a relative or friend. Or it can address traditional themes.

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Students Visit the Museum

Published on September 23, 2009

The students came to the museum yesterday and today, and had great tours by Maria and Amanda.  They had access to the Photo Study Room where they saw a number of works from the Photography and Prints and Drawings collection.

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They also spent some time in the gallery.  Here, they learn about our great Tamayo painting.

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Walking from gallery to gallery with the students, I got a chance to chat a bit.  I heard a lot of “I have never been here before”, and “this place is great”, and “what do you mean this museum is always free?”.

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Week 2: Making Ideas Into Images

Published on September 21, 2009

Mike and I make our weekly visit to the school together to train four new students on how to use the cameras, and pick up last week’s cameras.  As usual, Mike is great with the students, and he explains the endless possibilities of what they can do with them.

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The students start using them right away, and start recording one another talking about their project.

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This week the students have been primed to visit the museum by Amanda, and they were very much looking forward to it.  They will look at works that deal with death and memory by artists from all over the world.  They will be able to incorporate some of these ideas into their ofrendas if they choose to.

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Preparing the Students for a visit to the Museum

Published on September 17, 2009

Amanda from the Education department and I visited the school today to work with the students.  Next week’s topic is “Making Ideas Into Images” and Amanda wanted the students to think critically when viewing the works at the museum.  She used a technique known as Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS), which proved to be very productive.   They loved working with her and were really engaged with the artwork she used.  Sorry, I forgot to take a picture . . . oops?

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Week 1: Selection of Subjects

Published on September 14, 2009

Mike and I visited the school this afternoon to work with the students.  We talked about this week’s subject and gave four students video cameras.  Several of them had never used this type of camera before, so Mike was showing them how they work.

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With this project the final product is equally important as the process.  What is the criteria will they use to select the subject of their ofrenda?  Where will they get the ideas for their ofrenda?  Family, students, or teachers?  Hopefully this week’s videos will provide us some insight into what they are thinking.

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