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Re: relief sculptures


Date: Sun Feb 11 2001 - 10:43:50 PST

Marcia and other interested teachers
I've done this with seventh graders and had wonderful results! My project
revolved around symbolism and family crests. We discussed the medevil days
and the crests of various kingdoms, the choice of symbols and what they ment
to the people. The students then designed their own crest of their own
family. They had to use their first initial of their last name along
with...a number, an animal (or parts of), a plant (or parts of) and any other
symbolic references (minimum of 3). They were to vary the levels (minimum of
3-max. of 5) of their cardboard references and glue them down. Composition
was of prime concern. Attention was also stressed on the overlapping and
build up of different levels. At this point I placed rubber cement down over
their design and gave them a piece of foil. They "rubbed" in their design
and folded over their ends. Afterwards the added texture to the surface by
drawing into the surface with a DULL pencil. Once they covered the piece (at
least 2/3rds) with texture, they got to ink the surface and rub off excess.
They were told to mount their pieces on black cardbord( center and staple)
then I displayed final projects as "Family Crests" with a description of the
Really neat project that EVERYONE wanted to do- including the custodians
Kathy in Kalamazoo

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