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[teacherartexchange] Art Breakers


Date: Mon Aug 15 2005 - 17:51:01 PDT

I did one where I took 12x12 manilla and had the kids fold it in 4
horizontal columns (holding the paper vertical). This paper gets passed around the
room four times. The idea was to draw an alien. It can be started in any of the
4 sections by the first artist. We used thin colored markers and the
sections are timed. The idea is that the head will be the topmost space. Then the
body and finally the legs. The sections have to line up for the neck (or lack
of) & body only and the details are added as the artist sees fit. The "arms'
cannot resemble a human arm and there can be more than two or even one
protruding from the chest. You get the idea. We brainstormed types of hand feet,
amounts of toes, maybe NO toes, etc. Go for color, detail, wierd appendages,
etc. This can be bumped up for the upper grades by using tempera. The next
person has to complete their section.

This also makes a great Sub lesson.

BTW, thanks BigCrab in VA. Finally, I was able to send this!

Marsh Gegerson

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