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RE: Totem Poles/Art Synectics

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wellj44_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Sat Feb 14 2004 - 07:13:30 PST


"Sears, Ellen" <ESears@Anchorage.k12.ky.us> wrote:

>In the book Art Synectics there is an activity based on 'totem poles' that
>we do when the kids do their self portraits >
>- each child received 6 clear plastic cups - the small clear plastic....
>shorter than the colored 'solo' cups.... they are put into three pairs -
>open ends together.... this creates little enclosed units that the kids
>filled with things (images, objects....) that mean something to them, tell
>about them... the cups are stacked and glued to make totem sculptures...
>>Sort of a contemporary twist,

Ellen, That idea from the Synectics book is a dandy. It has all sorts of expressive possibilites for personal meaning for children. Thanks for reminding me. J.

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