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ERIC Number: EJ891777
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0004-3931
"Groom"-ing the Students
Cunningham, Karen
Arts & Activities, v147 n4 p34-35 May 2010
Art educators are aware that one way to inspire students is to introduce them to prominent artists. They all know that many students have preconceived notions that artists only become well-known after death, or that a life of art means a life of poverty. To open the students' eyes, the author always tries to include lessons about successful, living artists, people they can see and hear, and maybe even talk to. The author was inspired by Red Grooms' use of humor and distortion of popular entertainment when she had the opportunity to view a Red Grooms exhibit at the Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn, New York. Grooms' life-size sculptures provide a glimpse into the society's fascination with sports, fame and commerce. This article presents an art project designed for high school students to recognize the works of Red Grooms, understand specific design elements, discover "humor" in artwork, and use paint to communicate a facial expression.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York