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Re: [teacherartexchange] sculpture ideas for hard to movtivate students


From: Denise Mozzetti (mozzart_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Dec 21 2011 - 08:53:48 PST

One thing that I do is a bas relief from sheetrock. The kids really like that one. You peel off the gray side of the paper (you can leave a border, if you want), and usually I do something cultural. Egyptian hieroglyphics have worked well. But so does Celtic knots and Mexican art. Plus the sheetrock is pretty inexpensive. When done it can be painted or stained. Good luck!

Denise in Novato, Ca

On Dec 21, 2011, at 4:49 AM, donnalyn shuster wrote:

> Both of my ninth grade classes are full of hard to motivate, minimally perfoming students. Mostly boys...thus looking for some hands on sculpture ideas that would appeal to them. One class has a high percentage of self contained students who come with a teaching assistant. This fall has been a battle...just to get them to come to school as I have them first thing in the morning and to keep them on task.
> Any ideas???
> Thanks.
> Donnalyn in NY
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