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Re: [teacherartexchange] Doodle lesson


From: Natalie Sakurai (gnatsak_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Aug 18 2011 - 10:45:15 PDT

Why not doodle on a square of paper, and then use it to create a
simple origami?
On Aug 18, 2011, at 10:14 AM, Katherine Purdy wrote:

> Hello everyone-
> I teach middle school and usually begin the year with a doodle
> project to ease my students fears about drawing....
> This year, instead of creating doodles in their sketchbooks, I'd
> like to get them doodling on some "thing"-like a 3-D
> object, but it has to be something we can make, costs little money
> or is from the recycle bin. Also it needs to be a surface
> we can actually draw on and SEE our doodles. I know-tough criteria!
> As you know when you TRULY doodle it is often on a piece of napkin,
> or a throwaway scrap of paper- because doodling is not precious!
> So my back up idea is to use napkins....but I am not sold on it yet!
> So I thought I'd ask the group fpr suggestions. I also thought of
> teaching kids FIRST to make a 3-D origami cube,
> because I do origami early in the year as well, but that's more
> difficult for some kids, and really requires me to teach origami
> first instead of doodling-and I like to start EASY for everyone! If
> the following tidbit helps spur your imaginations.... I got this
> 3-D doodling idea from a Kleenex box with amazing looking ballpoint
> doodle designs on it!
> Thanks,
> Kathy
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