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Re: [teacherartexchange] look for unusual drawing media

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From: Ann Heineman (aiheineman_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Aug 03 2006 - 17:12:25 PDT


> Another fun lesson I did with fourth graders---marbles running
> through paint spatters--you will need some boxes lines with
> newspaper. Practice this first for yourself, though, so you can
> anticipate what problems you may encounter with the students. They
> can get quite excited, then you have marbles with paint rolling all
> over the floor! :-)

                                                Ann-on-y-mouse in Columbus
                                                Art teacher, K-5, retired
> Sue,
>
> Some thoughts that can create discussion and great
> images.
>
> String or yarn dipped in paint (acrylic, tempra,
> watercolor)
>
> silver wire attached to a stick drawn on gessoed
> illustration board ( will have to tarnish to be able
> to see it)
>
> Use plant stains: beet juice, berries on paper.
>
> Colored sand.
>
> construct a brush using a stick and fur, feather,
> plant material then draw with paint, stains etc.
>
>
> draw with a tooth brush, hair brush, comb dipped in
> paint or paint on a piece of paper then used to create
> image.
>
>
> for large drawings use a straw broom, a Vshaped rake
> (dipped in paint)
> a rake can create a nice cross-hatched affect.
>
>
> Jeff (Minnesota)
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