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Re: altered books impetus-pretty basic question


Date: Sat Dec 04 2004 - 07:17:06 PST

i have my high school students use old books for their sketchbooks. they lose the fear of the "blank canvas." i find they are less afraid to lay down a mark and experiment. seems to be working quite well. i will try and post a few examples on my website in the near future.


  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Elizabeth Heisey
  To: ArtsEdNet Talk
  Sent: Saturday, December 04, 2004 9:36 AM
  Subject: altered books impetus-pretty basic question

  Somehow i am out of the loop on the altered books thing. Like, I don't have the students start other 2-d projects on top of other work, or really even on type such as newspaper. I have checked several AB sites, but I still don't really get the basic concept. Could someone help me out? Why alter books?

  On Dec 4, 2004, at 9:21 AM, wrote:

    I have in progress currently an altered book lesson for my 5th graders. I took disgarded books from our school library and some books I bought for a dime or quarter at gararge sales etc. The students are really enthused