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>At 03:07 PM 8/17/98 -0500, Janine A. Lee wrote:
>> Hello All,
>> The 4/5 grades in my middle school will be doing a unit in September
>> "It's About Time". They intend to look at various methods of time keeping
>> over history like the sundial, clock, mayan calendar, etc. I'm not sure
>> what I should with this theme in my art classes. One idea I have is to do
>> photography unit and focus the passage of time as the subject matter and
>> then experiment with how time effects the development process.
>> Any creative ideas that you have would be a big help! Feel free to email
>> privately or through the list.
>how about making some scuptures which have sundial like effects? i know
>there are contemporary sculptors who do this, i will try to think of
>specifically who. also, i thought of monet's haystacks and cathedral
>paintings done at different times of the day. and what about australian
>aborigine dream time paintings? and of course, dali's melting clocks. you
>could do rube goldberg type machines to keep track of time, or make
>machines for time travel! and you could look at and record natural
>processes like ice melting or seeds sprouting...
>Art Teacher, Kanapaha Middle School, Gainesville, FL
>Doctoral Student, Art Education, Florida State University
>home page: http://grove.ufl.edu/~c4930cqs/home.html