Monday, June 29, 2009

Art Appreciation 101

I started my new class tonight. It's fun to be a student again but oh, my aching butt! ;) It's a six week summer course, 4 hours per night two nights per week. The professor, who is a cutie patootie about, oh, 10 years younger than I am, dove right in. He started by reviewing the syllabus and moved on to a get to know your classmates ice breaker. There are several high school kids in there; I like high school kids- taught them for four years and it was the best job I've ever had, so interacting with them as a fellow student should be a kick. The professor was very clear that he wants classroom participation so there will be a lot of interaction, I have a feeling. We also have to visit two art galleries and write short papers on three of the pieces we see at each visit, which shouldn't be too time consuming. I was worried about the homework factor and writing papers; I enjoy that kind of work but I don't want to take the time away from the kids. They can go with me to the galleries, of course. He said I could use one of the museums from Europe, too, so that means only one gallery/museum over the course of the six weeks. (But I'll probably take The Eldest and go to two or more; we discovered we like that kind of thing.)


Tristin said...

Sounds like fun, hope you enjoy it.

Kim said...

It IS fun, but it's strange to be in a class with high school students and not be the teacher! :)