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From: Connie (crobbins_brady_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Feb 10 2003 - 13:20:56 PST


We had a wonderful experience this weekend when Connie Akers, from SAX Arts and Crafts came to our town in Western Colorado to teach all of us a 3-hour lesson on bookmaking. (And the Crayola DreamMakers Team is coming next!)
SAX provided all the materials, paid for her transportation and lodging, etc. We had more than 70 classroom teachers, art specialists and parent art volunteers participate. I know our students will be reaping the benefits of this workshop for years to come.
I was able to set these visits from the companies up when I talked with their representatives at our state's Art Ed conference. If you are interested in bringing them to your area, contact SAX directly. Connie Akers traveled from Texas to see us and brought a wealth of information from her many years as an art teacher that she shared with us. And...most of all, it was great fun and wonderful "playing" with fellow teachers!
Connie
 ArtsEdNet Talk digest <artsednet@lists.getty.edu> wrote:ARTSEDNET Digest for Wednesday, January 29, 2003.

1. Re: Tesselations
2. Re: a very useful site
3. adinkra stencils
4. RE: Also No Line Coloring
5. RE: a very useful site
6. Re: Want your name added to the list of Getty members?
7. photo mandalas
8. Re: a very useful site
9. Peace/seeking..
10. Fwd: peacenikking
11. Re: photo mandalas - want complete list?
12. color aid paper
13. Re: color aid paper
14. Re: Want your name added to the list of Getty members?
15. Re: contour line artists
16. Art Curriculum Guide sites needed
17. contour line artists
18. Sending personal mail - a request
19. RE: Peace/seeking..
20. Dropping in on Rouseeau
21. Looking for good design/graphic design sites
22. I found the good design site
23. Who Is This Artist Videos - good for elementary
24. Marine Art
25. Nnaell@aol.com
26. flowers
27. Re: flowers - some links to paper flowers
28. Re: saving addresses
29. Re: flowers
30. Re: flowers
31. Re: flowers
32. Kinston, NC
33. Color theory info
34. Re: Kinston, NC
35. Re: Who Is This Artist Videos

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Subject: Re: Tesselations
From: Woody Duncan
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2003 05:27:23 -0600
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A suggestion if you are doing my tessellation assignment.

http://www.taospaint.com/Tessellation.html

We just did the tessellation's a few weeks ago.
Make sure the Rhombus (2 equilateral triangles)
you provide them are perfect. Lately I have
given my students a larger Rhombus (2 equilateral triangles)
on ledger size paper (11 x 17) to create their original
drawings on. They finish the original with a black
sharpie marker. When they finish, I make the 12
copies reduced to letter size (8.5 x 11). They are
able to get more detail into the the larger format.
Good Luck, Woody in KC

Mary0308@aol.com wrote:
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> Hi Woody,
> I stumbled onto your website looking for art lessons. I am going to try the
> repeated triangle tesselation(spell?) It looks fun. I am from Bakersfield
> CA.
> There is a Rosedale Middle School here also!
> Mary Elliott
> Thompson J.H.

-- 
28 Quality Middle School Art Lessons
in powerpoint format, on one CD $15
http://www.taospaint.com/QualityLessons.html
“The function of the overwhelming majority of your artwork
is simply to teach you how to make the small fraction
of your artwork that soars.” from: “Art & Fear”
This one soars: 
http://www.taospaint.com/RanchosShadow.html
Fantastic Triplet Grandkids are now 4 years old:
http://www.taospaint.com/4thBirthday.html
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Subject: Re: a very useful site
From: Mark Alexander 
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2003 04:10:38 -0800 (PST)
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Thanks, Ken! 
This is a super useful site!
Mark
Bicyclken@aol.com wrote:I was just looking around today and I found this site on the basic forms. I sometimes need to have reassurance that my methods are in the right track so I sometimes just type in a search for something and surf around. This morning I found this great site on The Basic Forms, it also went over shading and perspective. Some very interesting diagrams and lesson ideas. Check it out.
Ken Schwab
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Thanks, Ken! 
This is a super useful site!
Mark
 Bicyclken@aol.com wrote:
I was just looking around today and I found this site on the basic forms.  I sometimes need to have reassurance that my methods are in the right track so I sometimes just type in a search for something and surf around.  This morning I found this great site on The Basic Forms, it also went over shading and perspective.  Some very interesting diagrams and lesson ideas.  Check it out.
Ken Schwab
Basic Art - Basic Shapes, 3D Illusions, Light and Shadow --- 
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Subject: adinkra stencils
From: "Hillmer, Jan" 
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2003 07:45:24 -0500
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While looking at something else in About.com, I found these stencil
drawings. African name, what the symbol represents and a related
proverb are included. It does say that the stencils are free for
personal, non-commercial use only.
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Subject: RE: Also No Line Coloring
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Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2003 07:47:39 -0500
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Sara, these are great for elementary. Thank you.
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Subject: RE: a very useful site
From: "Sears, Ellen" 
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2003 08:26:30 -0500
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Okay - 
I tried - but I don't think that I ended up where you did - no link typed
below - but I did end up here:
http://falcon.jmu.edu/~ramseyil/arteducation.htm
which had a link to the National Conference of State Legislatures site-
arts education by state (1998) - you can look for graduation requirements by
state - teacher certification, testing....
Maybe my own version of 6 degrees of separation - 
Ellen
> I was just looking around today and I found this site on the basic forms.
> I sometimes need to have reassurance that my methods are in the right
> track so I sometimes just type in a search for something and surf around.
> This morning I found this great site on The Basic Forms, it also went over
> shading and perspective. Some very interesting diagrams and lesson ideas.
> Check it out.
> 
> Ken Schwab
> 
> Basic Art - Basic Shapes, 3D Illusions, Light and Shadow --- 
> 
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Subject: Re: Want your name added to the list of Getty members?
From: ROppecker@aol.com
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2003 09:05:27 EST
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Judy this sounds great.
I would love to be included and receive the list.
Include:
Location/state/country Williamsburg/VA/USA
Name Robert Oppecker
email address ROppecker@aol.com
Job title/courses taught Silversmith and K-12 Art
area of expertise
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Subject: photo mandalas
From: "Sears, Ellen" 
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2003 09:14:57 -0500
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I am not sure if this was already shared - 
sorry if I am repeating...
Bonnie Bell and David Todd
from the book GaiaStar Mandalas (Pomegranate, 2001)
an image was on a notecard-
http://gaiastarworld.com/gallery.html
Ellen
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Subject: Re: a very useful site
From: ROppecker@aol.com
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2003 09:28:32 EST
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Wow Ken! this is a great site.
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-Robert
Williamsburg, VA
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Subject: Peace/seeking..
From: "Ann Carolan" 
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2003 09:38:11 -0500
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Anyone have a good slogan, title for a display of the hands and ribbons
project that would evoke a peace through understanding, connecting, etc.
message???
acarolan@inland.k12.mi.us
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Subject: Fwd: peacenikking
From: "Ann Carolan" 
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2003 09:52:58 -0500
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To all those interested in the question of peace, please read this author
who wrote the "TheGod of small Things". She is a breath of fresh air and
gives one hope - I guess all we can do is try to pass it on to each person
we meet.
Summer Games With Nuclear Bombs by Arundhati Roy, June 4, 2002
When India and Pakistan conducted their nuclear tests in 1998, even those
of us who condemned them balked at the hypocrisy of Western nuclear
powers. Implicit in their denunciation of the tests was the notion that
blacks cannot be trusted with the Bomb. Now we are presented with the
spectacle of our governments competing to confirm that belief. 
As diplomats' families and tourists disappear from the subcontinent,
Western journalists arrive in Delhi in droves. Many call me. "Why haven't
you left the city?" they ask. "Isn't nuclear war a real possibility? Isn't
Delhi a prime target?" If nuclear weapons exist, then nuclear war is a
real possibility. And Delhi is a prime target. It is. 
But where shall we go? Is it possible to go out and buy another life
because this one's not panning out? 
If I go away, and everything and everyone--every friend, every tree, every
home, every dog, squirrel and bird that I have known and loved--is
incinerated, how shall I live on? Who shall I love? And who will love me
back? Which society will welcome me and allow me to be the hooligan that I
am here, at home? 
So we're all staying. We huddle together. We realize how much we love each
other. And we think, what a shame it would be to die now. Life's normal
only because the macabre has become normal. While we wait for rain, for
football, for justice, the old generals and eager boy-anchors on TV talk
of first strike and second-strike capabilities as though they're
discussing a family board game. 
My friends and I discuss Prophecy, the documentary about the bombing of
Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The fireball. The dead bodies choking the river.
The living stripped of skin and hair. The singed, bald children, still
alive, their clothes burned into their bodies. The thick, black, toxic
water. The scorched, burning air. The cancers, implanted genetically, a
malignant letter to the unborn. We remember especially the man who just
melted into the steps of a building. We imagine ourselves like that. As
stains on staircases. I imagine future generations of hushed
schoolchildren pointing at my stain...that was a writer. Not She or He.
That. 
I'm sorry if my thoughts are stray and disconnected, not always worthy.
Often ridiculous. 
I think of a little mixed-breed dog I know. Each of his toes is a
different color. Will he become a radioactive stain on a staircase too? My
husband's writing a book on trees. He has a section on how figs are
pollinated. Each fig only by its own specialized fig wasp. There are
nearly a thousand different species of fig wasps, each a precise,
exquisite synchrony, the product of millions of years of evolution. 
All the fig wasps will be nuked. Zzzz. Ash. And my husband. And his book. 
A dear friend, who's an activist in the anti-dam movement in the Narmada
valley, is on indefinite hunger strike. Today is the fourteenth day of her
fast. She and the others fasting with her are weakening quickly. They're
protesting because the MP government is bulldozing schools, clear-felling
forests, uprooting hand-pumps, forcing people from their villages to make
way for the dam. The people have nowhere to go. And so, the hunger strike. 
What an act of faith and hope! How brave it is to believe that in today's
world, reasoned, closely argued, nonviolent protest will register, will
matter. But will it? To governments that are comfortable with the notion
of a wasted world, what's a wasted valley? 
The threshold of horror has been ratcheted up so high that nothing short
of genocide or the prospect of nuclear war merits mention. Peaceful
resistance is treated with contempt. Terrorism's the real thing. The
underlying principle of the War Against Terror, the very notion that war
is an acceptable solution to terrorism, has insured that terrorists in the
subcontinent now have the power to trigger a nuclear war. 
Displacement, dispossession, starvation, poverty, disease--these are now
just the funnies, the comic-strip items. Our home minister says that
Amartya Sen has it all wrong--the key to India's development is not
education and health but defense (and don't forget the kickbacks, O Best
Beloved). 
Perhaps what he really meant was that war is the key to distracting the
world's attention from fascism and genocide. To avoid dealing with any
single issue of real governance that urgently needs to be addressed. For
the governments of India and Pakistan, Kashmir is not a problem, it's
their perennial and spectacularly successful solution. Kashmir is the
rabbit they pull out of their hats every time they need a rabbit.
Unfortunately, it's a radioactive rabbit now, and it's careening out of
control. 
No doubt there is Pakistan-sponsored cross-border terrorism in Kashmir.
But there's other kids of terror in the valley. There's the inchoate nexus
between jehadi militants, ex-militants, foreign mercenaries, local
mercenaries, underworld Mafiosi, security forces, arms dealers and
criminalized politicians and officials on both sides of the border.
There's also rigged elections, daily humiliation, "disappearances" and
staged "encounters." 
And now the cry has gone up in the heartland: India is a Hindu country.
Muslims can be murdered under the benign gaze of the state. Mass murderers
will not be brought to justice. Indeed, they will stand for elections. Is
India to be a Hindu nation in the heartland and a secular one around the
edges? 
Meanwhile, the International Coalition Against Terror makes war and
preaches restraint. While India and Pakistan bay for each other's blood
the coalition is quietly laying gas pipelines, selling us weapons and
pushing through their business deals. (Buy now, pay later.) Britain, for
example, is busy arming both sides. Tony Blair's "peace" mission a few
months ago was actually a business trip to discuss a one billion pound
deal (and don't forget the kickbacks, O Best Beloved) to sell Hawk
fighter-bombers to India. Roughly, for the price of a single Hawk bomber,
the government could provide 1.5 million people with clean drinking water
for life. 
"Why isn't there a peace movement?" Western journalists ask me
ingenuously. How can there be a peace movement when, for most people in
India, peace means a daily battle: for food, for water, for shelter, for
dignity? War, on the other hand, is something professional soldiers fight
far away on the border. And nuclear war--well, that's completely outside
the realm of most people's comprehension. No one knows what a nuclear bomb
is. No one cares to explain. As the home minister said, education is not a
pressing priority. Part of me feels grateful that most people here don't
have any notion of the horrors of nuclear war. Why should they, on top of
everything else they go through, have to suffer the terror of anticipating
a nuclear holocaust? And yet, it is this ignorance that makes nuclear
weapons so much more dangerous here. It is this ignorance that makes
"deterrence" seem like a terrible joke. 
The last question every visiting journalist always asks me is: Are you
writing another book? That question mocks me. Another book? Right now?
When it looks as though all the music, the art, the architecture, the
literature--the whole of human civilization--means nothing to the fiends
who run the world? What kind of book should I write? 
It's not just the one million soldiers on the border who are living on
hairtrigger alert. It's all of us. That's what nuclear bombs do. Whether
they're used or not, they violate everything that is humane. They alter
the meaning of life itself. Why do we tolerate them? Why do we tolerate
these men who use nuclear weapons to blackmail the entire human race? 
© 2002 The Nation Company, L.P.
he is a breath of fresh air and gives one hope - i 
> guess all we can do is try to pass it on to each person we meet
>
    
                 I saved this from the Nation some time ago
acarolan@inland.k12.mi.us
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Subject: Re: photo mandalas - want complete list?
From: "Judy Decker" 
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2003 10:36:50 -0500
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Thanks for posting this site. If anyone wants the complete list of Mandala
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