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Re: What was I thinking!


From: The Hammond Family (bhammond_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Apr 24 2003 - 16:06:40 PDT

Ya'll (as in you-all) are scaring me! I'm a 50+ year old rookie high school
teacher and I was planning to do a kind of Claes Oldenberg like papier mache
project with my Art 2's. I wanted them to pick a common but somewhat simple
object and do it about 2-3 feet big.
My questions:
1) Am I totally nuts to consider this at this time of year? - we have
students until June 6 thanks to many snow-days
2) Has anyone out there successfully done something like this before? I
remember seeing life-size papier mache figures, done I think by
middle-schoolers, several years ago at the NC Museum of Art. Really cool -
even wore real clothes.
Thanks in advance for any help, feedback, ideas or suggestions.
I have "lurked" for over a year now and have learned SO MUCH!
Thanks again,
Belinda in Greensboro, NC
----- Original Message -----
From: "Donald Arcement" <>
To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <>
Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2003 9:58 PM
Subject: Re: What was I thinking!

> Jana, I totally understand your reaction to the mess and hassle!!! I
> been working on a scratchboard project with my Art I students and I am
> to scream~!!!!~!!!! It seems that two of my 10th grade boys insist on
> sticking the sharp pointy objects into each other and this kind of
> makes me CRAZY~~~~~~~ if you know what I mean. I have been asking myself
> the classic question, "Did I really want to hand a sharp pointy object to
> such immature adolescents, at this time of the school year?" I feel like
> I'm exhausted and can't move another inch of my body and yet I hand a
> pointy object" to an adolescent boy! I sometimes wonder "if I'm playing
> with a full deck"... IN any event, I am trying to keep my composure and
> "come unglued at the seams". Just hangin in there till the end of May...
> Affectionately, and sympathetically,
> Idus in southern Mississippi (about an hour from New Orleans)
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jana Way" <>
> To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <>
> Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2003 1:00 PM
> Subject: What was I thinking!
> > I have entered the time of year where I really need to have someone
> > critique my lesson plans and say "Do you really think that this is a
> > idea" or "Can you handle this?". Either that or have a full blown
> > psychological evaluation!
> >
> > I thought that it would be "cute" to make papier mache' piggy banks with
> > Kindergarten. What a mess! What was I thinking! This is a project
> I
> > should have started at the beginning of the year when I was fresh and
> > rested, NOT at the end of the year with only 4 1/2 weeks to go.
> >
> > Hurry up summer!
> >
> > Jana
> >
> >
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> >
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