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Re: Global Art ideas

From: MaryAnn Kohl (maryann)
Date: Fri Apr 21 2000 - 16:20:49 PDT

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    >>>Mia Pinson wrote:
    >>> I need several multicultural craft projects for students 7-10. I'vesearched
    >>> everywhere but can't find enough of what I need. Any suggestions of
    >>> activities or where I can find them? (Projects for Australia and Europehave
    >>> been especially difficult to find! I also need North America, Mexico,Japan,
    >>> and South America, etc.)

    Go to the Gryphon House site and access "free activities" from a book I
    wrote called "Global Art"... I know the book has tin punch, Moribana
    Gardens, and much more you are asking for. Maybe your library has the
    book. (Global Art published by Gryphon House, written by MaryAnn Kohl)
    Anyway, if I can help some more, please write. (I've seen another book by
    someone else called "Multicultural Art" that might help too.)
    The Gryphon House link for free activities from this book is:

    Activities from Global Art availalble for free download right now:
                                 Grigri Charms - Africa
                                 Metal Casting - Africa
                                 Soap Snow - Antiartica
                                 Antarctica Snow Scene
                                 Stone Inlay - India
                                 Pimia Sand Mounds -
                                 Quilling Paper Design -
                                 Bread Dough Coins -
                                 Scrimshaw -
                                 Framed Tin Plate -
                                 Dreamtime Painting - Australia
                                 Stuffy Cod Hanging
                                 Hemp Rope Figure
                                 Quipu Knots

    Here's one of the ideas I copied and pasted for you:
    Framed Tin Plate
    from the book Global Art
    Young artists create a framed wall design using actual tin plate from a
    hardware or craft store. Aluminum pie pans or lids from large juice cans
    can be substituted when tin is not available.

    Did you know? Tin plate art was developed in Mexico around 1650 when
    Spain restricted the availability of silver. Tin was an inexpensive
    substitute for silver and was used to create a craft unique to its soft
    structure that can be cut like paper. Today, Mexican artists often
    hand-color tin plate with bright dyes or inks.

    work gloves to protect fingers, optional
    tin plate from hardware and craft stores
    hammer and nails
    window cleaner
    masking tape
    paper towels
    picture frame 5" x 7" (12 cm x 17 cm with no glass

    1. Put on gloves to protect fingers, if desired. If artists can work
    carefully, they may not need the gloves. Adults should supervise cutting
    2. Cut the tin to a size slightly smaller than 5" x 7" with scissors. Tin
    plate should cut easily, but the scissors may dull.
    3. Put masking tape around the edges of the tin to cover the sharp edge.
    4. Place the tin on several sheets of folded newspaper as a work surface.
     5. Draw a simple design on the tin with a pencil.
    6. Next, position the nail on the pencil outline and pound a hole in the
    design. Continue to pound evenly spaced holes on the pencil line until it
    is punched all the way around the entire design.
     7. When the design is complete, spray window cleaner on the surface and
    wipe with a paper towel to clean the tin. Do not clean the back of the
    design because the edges of the nail holes are too sharp.
    8. Color the tin design with markers.
    9. Put the tin plate in the frame and display on a wall or shelf.

    >Subject: Re: Please Help :)
    >>Australia- rainsticks, animal pictographs, boomarangs
    >>Europe in general- embroidery, tapestry, repousse, stain glass, banners
    >>North America-basket making, beading, weaving, clay pots, clay
    >>tin punch,
    >>Mexico-masks, clay whistles, God's eye weavings
    >>Japan- clay (raku), wood cuts, origami, small gardens in boxes,
    >>South America- molas, weaving, clay houses with fetishes, clay fetishes
    >>San D

    >>> ---


    "It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative
    expression and knowledge."
              Albert Einstein


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