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.
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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, ABRDR@aol.com 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