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09-29-2008, 08:27 PM
I'm a high school student, my art class isn't always a serious class and this week my teacher had an assingment where we listened to a song at the begining of class and then had to draw a line across our paper that reflected how we saw that song in our heads we had chances to listen again and refine it, I thought it was a great way to see how different people can take something and interpret it so differently, we also used it as an excersise to critique each other. I just wanted to put this out there for people who may not have ever heard of it so you can try it with your class, i wouldn't recommend it for much younger kids but i think it's good for grades 8 and up
09-30-2008, 11:30 AM
You are right, music and visual arts can be related. The music can conger up vision, colors and feelings. And a painting can conger up a song in the heart. I might disagree to limit it to HS students. I have tried it with little ones and have to admit they are quicker to let go and 'feel' the music and 'swish' away. They were quick to choose colors they fee and use line, dots, splotches of color and even coming up with specific imagery and stories to go with them. And that leads to writing exercises, to a teachers joy in seeing them take a song to all muses.
Thanks for sharing, I think I will try this one myself, just for the fun of doing it.
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