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Re: [teacherartexchange] requesting ideas for a narrative...

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From: Barbara Marder (marder621_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Dec 07 2012 - 13:35:36 PST


Just to add my thoughts.....
How about a sports theme?
The figures are on skateboards, ice skates, or holding soccer balls etc

Kind of like the opening parade at Olympics.

Barbara from Boston

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On Dec 7, 2012, at 11:28 AM, "Kramer, Bunki [LC]" <bkramer@srvusd.net> wrote:

> Hi. My suggestion would be...since your goal is to use the human figure in
> relief...is to keep it meaningful to you mid. School students by using what
> is current to them...for example...today's mode of travel or maybe
> technology (cell phones, ipads, etc.) or today's dress. This is what they
> did back in the Roman era. Toodles....Bunki
>
>
> On 12/6/12 8:21 PM, "Margaret Angstadt" <mangstadt@rssu.org> wrote:
>
>> 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
>> kiddos...
>>
>> 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
>> long/tall.
>>
>> 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!
>> Peggy
>>
>> Margaret Angstadt
>> http://www.mrudigipix.com/
>> http://pinterest.com/mruart/
>>
>> Visual Arts, Grades 7-12
>> Mill River Union High School
>> North Clarendon, Vermont
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