Thanks for the great idea, I'm going to try the color swatch collages as an ongoing project for kids who finish early. Very cool!
Marcia in WI
P.S. You probably don't remember me, but I observed in your classroom years ago while I was at ISU.. which was always a fun time!
> Subject: Re: sketch/scrapbook
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Date: Thu, 07 Aug 2008 09:06:49 -0400
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> Yes! I do the same thing and I try to get my Senior studio
> and AP
> students to keep some kind of daily book page, too.
> If nothing "comes to us" for the day, we just
> tear color swatches from
> magazines and create color pages----adding a little at a
> time i.e. I
> have a page for each color wheel color and add to them for
> months. Some
> of my kids even do pages of natural textures or black and
> white line
> images or school colors (yuck), etc. The collages become
> accumulations of these patches. Some students pattern them,
> some are
> random, some organize them, some cut out objects, some just
> patches, etc.