50 years ago today President Kennedy was killed in Dalllas. One of the people who recorded this day as it happened was photo journalist Henry Grossman. He recorded his experiences in photos on that day and others.
Photography has change since the 1960’s. Almost everyone has immediate access to a camera and the ability to share photos instantly. This can be good and bad. How do you use photography to record the events of your life? Is photography over used? Tell me what you think in the comment.s section below.
Due dates are a part of most classes. Projects are assigned and must be turned in at a certain time. Some teachers are very strict about this and others are more flexible. This semester in Art One I've gotten rid of most due dates for projects. Instead I'm assigning all projects up front and letting you work through them at your own pace and in the order you choose. What do you think about this style of teaching? Does it work for you or not? How does it effect your artwork?
When is it okay to copy in your artwork? Copying can violate laws and might make your teacher unhappy. Everyone knows that drawing a picture of Mickey Mouse and saying that you made it up yourself isn’t going to work. On the other hand, sometimes you need to copy a picture you find online to make what you want.
Plus, what about legitimate art types like parody? You have to copy then. Also, some professional artists copy and get away with it. So, what do you think? When is copying okay? When isn’t it? Post a comment and let me know what you think.
I'm an high school art teacher who's really interested in student choice and creating opportunities for self expression. I'm also a writer for The Art of Education and co-author of The Open Art Room.