Passing in the Alley It is a chilly, fall morning downtown. A man, Robert, is on his way to a meeting. He has meetings all over town and must venture through the city on a daily basis. He is running a little behind for his first morning meeting and remembers an alley up ahead that will cut some time off his walk. The sidewalks are small in this alley and up ahead there is another man walking his way, Joe. Joe is a businessman as well. However, on this day, he has the morning off and decides to take the long way to work. He cuts through an alley to avoid the rush of early morning travelers. Up ahead he sees another man. Robert stays on the small sidewalk to keep from walking in the trash in the street. He does not have the time this morning to clean the street trash and filth off his shoes. The two men lock eyes for only a second and just as the man approaches, a door across the street catches Robert’s attention. He pauses for a moment to look at the door. The door seems so familiar, but Robert cannot place where he knows it from. In a flash he realizes it reminds of his childhood. Growing up his family had that same green door with a squeaky metal handle. He had so many good memories of that house. He continues to walk by the man Joe, his gaze still across the street. He is enthralled in the door but knows he must get to his meeting. He continues to walk down the alley but pauses briefly to turn back and look at the door once more. He wants to stop and reminisce and think of all the fun he used to have as a boy. Running up and down the street and in and in the door when he mother yelled for him to come home. Roberts snaps out of his daydream and rushes down to the end of the alley, he must go or he will be late for his meeting. Just as Robert turns and disappears out of sight Joe turns to see if Robert is still stopped and what he must be doing. But the man is gone, Joe shrugs his shoulders and continues on his stroll.
ASSIGNEMENT 2: Phase 2
I was very nervous about this project looking at our sequence pictures, I wasn't sure I could write an entire page about them. However, I was pleasantly surprised when I started writing and rereading and writing some more, how the pictures came to life for me and it became easy to create their story. I think in art this technique is used daily. Anytime you are looking at art history and famous pieces I think we all try to create a story in our heads. One very obvious painting I think people try to interpret is the Mona Lisa. She is so interesting and people are dying to know her story and why she was chosen to be painted. In my own classroom outside of stories about famous art, I try to post something daily that is a drawing prompt for my students to have them draw something related to the days lessons. This really got me thinking (as well as another student's comment) that I could post a visual picture and see if they could figure out what the meaning behind it was as it pertains to our class. I think the concept would be very interesting and could really prompt some creative thinking and drawing. I think students creativity would benefit so much from a visual prompt and that is exactly what I am trying to do, enhance creativity and facilitate learning. I don't want my students to copy what I do off the board, I want what I do to inspire them in their work, and I want to be there to guide and assist them in the journey!