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Lesson Plans

Re: elevators

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Sat, 6 Feb 1999 07:19:26 EST

I don't know if this will work, but I have used white cotton sheets as
backdrop for plays. I design (or a student) designs a backdrop on paper, then
we transfer it to the sheet using a grid. The students work on drawing and
painting the scene on the floor , with a plastic tarp under the sheets so the
paint dosen't bleed through to the floor. They leave them to dry over night
and the sheets can be rolled up with the tarp when dry and stored till they
work the next time. They use acrylic or tempera paint mixed with white laytex
housepaint. The white housepaint does dull the color somewhat but the muted
colors are often perfect for backdrop scenes. The sheets are quite cheap at
places like Wallmart. I glue them together overlapping about 5 inches at the
edge and they hold up for years. I save them all and now have an inventory of
many for the various plays held at school. (a forest scene, an ocean, a town,
a jungle, a castle, a living room, a castle room, a London street, etc....)
Every year we do one.