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Re: O.K. Ages for Paper Mache

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Kimberly Anne Herbert (kimberly)
Wed, 08 Apr 1998 22:40:10 -0500

I helped out at our rec. center, when the Cultural Affair Council
sponsered a folk artist to come and do several classes. We had kids from
1st to 6th grade and they all had fun. The artist had a rule that worked
well for her. Everyone had their own supplies. SACAC paid for them, but
rather than put them out on the table in the middle she gave each child
their own pile of supplies. That cut down on aggressive kids taking the
"best color" of tissue paper ect. We did have to watch that the younger
ones did not put too much paste on their work. We made pinata's the days
I helped. They had made a simpler bowl (using a plastic bowl as a form)
earlier in the week, so that helped them learn how to work with paper
rgibas wrote:
> Dear ArtsEdNetters,
> Thanks again to everyone who responded to my
> "what do art teachers do over the summer" letter.
> I will be "working" (unpaid) with a small (8-10)
> group of girls on puppet making this summer. Some
> of them may be as young as first grade. I had
> planned to make some paper mache puppet heads with
> them, but now I wonder if the littlest kids can
> handle it. I am still uncertain as to the exact
> age makeup of the class, and probably will be
> right up to the last minute. Since it will be
> such a small group, and of mixed ages, do you
> think I could do it, or should I just do something
> else so that they don't become frustrated?
> What is your vast experience on this matter?
> Thanks.
> Sincerely,
> Rachel
> Rachel A. Gibas
> Art Ed. Pre-Intern
> University of Florida
> rgibas