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Re: plexiglass source and Mirrors for clay frames idea

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lindwood_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Wed Feb 11 2004 - 19:32:53 PST


Any commercial glass/mirror store should have plexiglass sheets. By the
way, speaking of mirrors, you can usually get pieces of mirrors
(remnants, ends) for free if you tell them you want to use them for a
class. It's fun to make clay frames for mirrors with kids...older kids
with a safe way to transport them home. Parents would most likely pick
them up if you do them with younger kids. Judy, I made your pediment
temple frames today...went well, but I'm exhausted from rolling slabs.
Man that's a lot of prep to roll out 12x12 slabs for 60 kids!!!!!!
Fortunately, I put off doing one of the three sections til next week.
My kiln room is bursting at the seams with slabs drying! The kids loved
making them. Now I just hold my breath and pray for no breakage, right?
I told them that if they really didn't like their mosaic (a few don't)
they could go get some mirror glass to put behind it when they take them
home, or they could crop a photo into a 7x7 square to put into the
frame. THey really liked that idea. I put some of the mosaics minus
the frames on the web recently. Also, my new jewelry kids (MS) have
work on the web now. I'm still adding, so if you are intersted, check
back regularly for a while. Also, clay 2nd grade bird's nests are going
on tomorrow or over the weekend.

Linda Woods
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www.sjs.org, click on "Stories of SJS", click on "Arts Stories", click
on Linda Woods, view the Lower School, Middle School and Archived Site.

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