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Re: pencil shading SuperBuck -long


From: Becky Thornton (artswim_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Aug 23 2003 - 12:29:46 PDT

Alix Peshette writes:

> Hi All,
> Since people seem interested in the pencil shading SuperBuck assignment,
> I'll elaborate on it a bit more. This assignment was approximately two
> weeks long.
> I started the project by announcing that I was giving everyone $5. That
> caught their interest! I had enlarged (50%) and photocopied five dollar
> bills to give the students. Before anyone gasps at my counterfeiting
> attempts, I had contacted the secret service to ask about photocopying
> money. Their guidelines are that the copy must be at least 50% larger or
> smaller, not done to appear real or be used as real currency. At this
> point, since the new currency has come out, I suggest trying to find the
> older currency which is much more elaborate and interesting. The $5 sample
> was so that students could closely observe the designs and shading.

Dear Alix,
Thanks so much! This sounds great. A new twist on shading!

By the way evryone...which mag do you find most helpful for teaching?

Becky T