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RE: [teacherartexchange] Call for Ideas and new question


From: Busby Stephanie (Busby_Stephanie_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Apr 15 2010 - 07:47:44 PDT

As a warm up, I had the kids "write" their name "fancy" in wire. Some
drew fancy first, laid the wire on top to replicate. I did a sample,
showing the kids the manipulation with pliers and moving the wire
around. Some were not so great, but some were really cool and the kids
took them home to hang in their bedrooms... I did pre-cut the wire, as
I didn't want to use up too much wire. The final project was super
heroes in wire, but it wasn't too successful! My first year back after
14 years, so some failures, some successes! Good luck,
Stephanie Busby
Lyons Middle/Senior
Lyons, CO

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Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 8:14 PM
To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
Subject: Re:[teacherartexchange] Call for Ideas and new question

Hello everyone,

I want to thank everyone on their responses to my question about three
dimensional project a couple of weeks ago. We got through the move and
working with paper mache and my advanced class is doing silly sock
creatures soft sculptures. So I am teaching a bunch of seniors how to
sew by hand.

My new question is I have about 4 spools of 18 gauge wire that I bought
several years ago for the purpose of doing wire sculpture. So I would
like to use that but I just don't know how to begin a project like this.
If you have done wire sculpture before please tell my how you begin your
sculpture. The web sites I have found online seem to be pretty vague on
the mechanic of this type of project. So if you know of any websites
that offer a good tutorial on wire sculpture that would be helpful as

Again thanks for your suggestions.


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