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On Mon, 2 Feb 1998, Ruth Wilson wrote:
> I would like to thank the people who sent me mask making video sources.
> I really appreciated it. A few thoughts on kindies and art:
> I teach them kitchen table style. I have them sit with me at a long
> table ( a few pushed together) and I sit in the middle. We do many
> lessons this way where I do one step then they follow, stop watch me, I
> do the next they follow until we complete the project. Or they sit on
> the floor in front of my dry erase easel and we go through drawings
> again step by step. I do a lot of Ed Emberly style drawings, pinch clay
> pots, simple origami, experimental brush painting, tissue paper collage
> to learn color mixing, and subjects they know well(drawing their face,
> clowns, etc) One of the most fum lessons was when I skowed them a video
> of the circus (Ringling Bros) and they drew what they liked the most.
> Because of the familiartity their drawngs were great fo their age. If
> you have them for a long time: I have started with the project such as
> origami airplanes, while coloring them read them a story about going on
> an airplane, then going on the playground and design an airport with
> colored chalk, and then lining up in groups to fly their plane. Hope
> this helps,sorry for the length ( I just love those kindies) = ) Ruth