Nash Elementary School
On Thu, 19 Feb 1998, Heidi McElroy wrote:
> dear Educators,
> I need help with my art club. After today's meeting I was ready to
> dissolve it.
> Clubs in my high school meet once a month during school for 30
> minutes. Any student may join for a membership fee ($3).
> This gives you a beginning budget. The purpose of clubs is to teach
> students about clubs and civic organizations in real life. The Art club
> has 65 members (not an intimate sized group). Every fall we have a half
> day carnival where we raise money. Art club did afterschool workshops and
> sucessfully sold sculpy beads and macrame hemp necklaces. We used some of
> our money to buy Christmas gifts for a needy family (another school
> tradition). We used some money to purchase sculpy for the membership. We
> worked on this for several meetings. This month we attempted to look at 2
> videos about crafts. My leadership is clueless about another project which
> we can work on in 30 minutes. Of course, it has to be cheap and easy as
> we meet in the cafeteria and must truck in all supplies, A third to half
> the members are not art students so I think craft type exploration is more
> suitable for everyone.
> I am considering making flip books and making 3D glasses and
> drawings that will appear 3D with the glasses. (My classes just finished a
> short lesson on the 50's in conjunction with the postal service). I need
> direction on the 3D glases and drawings project...and would like to hear
> what has been successful with your art club. Last year we made
> photomontaged picture frames without much sucess.
> Thanks in advance...you are a great resource. Heidi McElroy