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Re: Insects and art


Date: Mon Aug 26 2002 - 06:36:22 PDT

HI Sarah,
I've done a couple of different things with insects and my middle
We've used wire mesh to create an armature and covered it with sculpey
to create insect sculptures. They worked from designs they sketched in
which they had to compose an insect /creature from 3 different insects
into one.
I've also had my 6th gr. draw an insect of choice (using plastic bugs or
from books) and then create various patterns in the body. We have done
these on a large scale and sort of ala Warhol ,where they draw the body
3 times( well actually they used carbon paper for the extras) and did
different patterns in each insect body. They cut out the insects and
glued them on to colored paper. We used fadeless bright sheets of paper-
looked great. They loved the bug theme.