I think your idea sound great. I don't think 6th graders will have any problem doing what you described. I like the idea of putting the styrofoam on the top to give it some texture. I've never thought of using it like that I'm going to give it a try as well. Sounds like an interesting lesson.
>Date: 2007/04/21 Sat PM 06:18:15 CDT
>To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: [teacherartexchange] egyptian projects or landscape painting or suggestions...HELP
>Does anyone have any interesting Egyptian Lesson Plans or interesting
>landscape painting lessons for 6th Grade?
>These are my two options for the next project. They just finished making
>japanese kimonos using warm and cool colors, and I want them to make one more
>painting project before they work on 3D.
>I have an idea which I have seen another teacher do for HS but I really
>think it is such a wonderful idea. I would like the students to make a relief
>painting. They will each concentrate on one insect and draw it from a photo,
>then on top of their drawing they will start to build the insect out of the
>surface using cardboard pieces and top it with pieces of scratch Styrofoam so
>they can add some texture into the surface. Then they will paint it
>I am a first year teacher, is this too difficult for 6th Grade to accomplish
>if I break it down into simple building steps? Suggestions?
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