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RE: New Ideas:Mural,Daruma,& More!


From: Marguerite Rohner (rohnerm_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Feb 24 2003 - 07:03:12 PST

I am very curious about your lessons and experience, do you have anything
availible online or in hard copy? thanks,Marguerite

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Sent: Saturday, February 15, 2003 11:24 AM
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Subject: New Ideas:Mural,Daruma,& More!

Hi, Everyone!
On Saturday, April 5th from 5:00-5:50, I will be giving a presentation at
the National Conference entitled,"Peace by Piece; A Japan Connection". I
will explain a little bit about how my 84 students in New York and 83
students in Japan worked together to create two identical 9 ft.x5ft.
murals-one for our school and one for their school, on the theme of world
peace. Quite a timely subject- now and always, don't you agree?

In addition, I have designed learning experiences that include integrating
art and other core subjects. These are inspired by my Fulbright Memorial
trip to Japan this past November and my new found understanding of Japanese
culture. Although I teach k-5, these lessons can be easily adapted to the
upper grades. One of the learning experiences is how to easily create a
papier mache daruma. I'll have samples of my student art as well as the
authentic items that I brought back from Japan. Some of the other lessons
will include teaching students to create a Japanese counting book, life-size
carp kites, wooden Kokeshi, oragami paper kimomo dolls, Japanese print
making, Japanese screen painting, and ceramic tea bowls for Japanese tea
Susan on Long Island