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Re: Elissa and her yarn art fantastic idea


From: Kathleen Shilson (kshilson_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Apr 07 2002 - 12:53:43 PDT

Thanks Elissa great idea!!- Its Sunday and I have made a mockup (a landscape
design to show the students how its done) of the yarn art. I purchased the
wax rings at a local hardware for $.99 cents each and I melted the rings in
a pan on our stove. I used a throw away brush to brush on the wax on the
cardboard- (I used cardboard- cheaper this way) and put the yarn on the
cardboard. Question to you? When finished is there a fixative to be sprayed
on so the yarn won't fall off? I noticed in some areas the yarn sometimes
pops up. I plan on hanging the students finished pieces in our hallways in
the school.
Wayne S
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From: "Elissa Spruill" <>
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Sent: Saturday, April 06, 2002 8:05 PM
Subject: Re: wax rings used for sealing potties.....

> What did you have
> > your students create- landscapes, designs or ? What size is the
> > each student would receive? Is their a lesson plan on this project with
> > pictures of students works?
> > Wayne S
> I apologize for not responding sooner...spring break trip to Arizona. For
> 5th graders, some of the easiest subjects are landscapes. However, I have
> seen students create works of art that make a statement on the
> When completed, the students actually write a statement to go along with
> their artwork. I used matboard that was around 8x10. Crizmac has a
> wonderful video about the Huichol.
> Elissa
> P.S. I saw the Grand Canyon for the first time in my life. What a truly
> amazing work of art!!!!
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