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[teacherartexchange] requesting ideas for a narrative...


From: Margaret Angstadt (mangstadt_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Dec 06 2012 - 20:21:09 PST

Greetings one and all!

This list has been a bit quiet lately. Let's see if I can stir it up a bit...
I have a question for you all regarding a plan for a 7th and 8th grade
sculptural experience. I'm looking for a motivating theme for these

I'm intrigued by victory columns, especially Trajan's Column (Rome)
that tell stories in bas-relief. A couple of years ago I purchased
four Sonotubes (you know -- those tubes you pour concrete into for
footings for decks?) that are 12 inches in diameter and 10 feet

I have the celluclay that will be used for the relief figures on the
column surface, but am looking for ideas for the >>narrative<<. Not
all of these students read the same material in their other classes,
so I can't use a book from one of their reading/English classes...

Creating and using the human figure in relief will be a primary focus
in this unit. Once I thought about a 'parade of cultures', using
traditional clothing of various cultures and indigenous peoples,
dwellings, environment... Telling a fairy tale could be an option,
but I would rather expand their frame of reference...

Okay, so there you go. Thanks for considering this request!

Margaret Angstadt

Visual Arts, Grades 7-12
Mill River Union High School
North Clarendon, Vermont

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