Laura Romer, Art Education Major, Appalachian State
On Mon, 7 Dec 1998 HyDeJoF wrote:
> In a message dated 98-12-05 18:29:28 EST, owner-artsednet-
> digest.edu writes:
> << Sorry this is last minute, but here goes...some of you already know I teach
> k-2. I'm worried that their ceramic fish, etc. may not come out as good as
> I hoped, and so I need a backup holiday gift idea for parents' gifts.
> Nothing ceramic, too late for that. My classes are jumping beans, I think
> not quite a few are Attention Deficit Disorder, etc. so any ideas must be
> simple, not pattern stuff, hopefully not with paint, or printing. (except
> if you have ideas with stamp pads and original type stamping medium.)
> Simple, elegant,not requiring materials other than standard artroom
> supplies and easy to wrap. Tall order. Thanks in advance.(I would really
> prefer not to do holiday art, and stick to a fine arts curriculum, but as a
> new teacher, I'm still getting my feet wet. maybe next year I will better
> be able to concretely define and assert my curriculum.) Sincerely, Diane L.
> Diane -
> maybe you could make paper snowflakes with your students. this would satisify
> your need for a project that is simple and elegant, with classroom materials.
> all you would need is square white paper, scissors, and maybe some glue and
> glitter for an added touch. this would give them a project that goes with the
> season, but is not really a holiday theme, so you wouldn't run into problems
> with religious differences. you could point out in this lesson the design
> elements of a snowflake and how each one is different and unique, and
> encourage each to be orginal. i assume that you know what a paper snowflake
> is, but if not, here's a quick explanation: fold the paper in half one way,
> and then the other to make a square - then cut in various diamond and triangle
> shapes from all sides - open, glue on glitter, and add a hanger if desired.
> just an idea (one of my favorites as a kid!) = )
> Heidi Faith
> Art Education major - University of Arizona