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Re: Quicker lessons--help!

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menichino (menichino)
Wed, 24 Feb 1999 20:09:01 -0500

Hi Stephanie --
I can sympathize!! The weeks fly by when you only meet kids once a week.
Kdg: folded paper with "blobby dots" of tempera (can use as is or cut into
symmetrical shapes next class), paper strip sculptures, collages that look
like faces (or whatever), drawings of bugs
1st: drawing of an imaginary pet, aluminum foil guys (quite a thread on
that one a few months back!), paintings of house shapes, drawing of "If I
Were Food", Cut paper designs utilizing both positive and negative shapes
3rd: self-portrait drawing, draw a fantasy machine, pastel landscapes
having foreground & background
4th: calligraphy, architecture drawings using rulers, drawing shadows from
simple still life, draw "Something Scary",
5th: draw with Elmers on colored construction paper first week, color in
with pastels 2nd week (eye'catching on black altho reminiscent of black
velvet Elvises...), expressionistic self-portrait, one-point perspective
drawings (shapes or letters), a series of gesture drawings from models or
overhead projections, op art ( thin black marker lines close together --
kind of like Bridget Riley's stuff --) kind of looks like rumpled
bedspreads, handmade slides that can be projected during show
Good luck!
Liz in rural NY

> From: Stephanie Ignazio <smi>
> To: artsed <>
> Subject: Quicker lessons--help!
> Date: Wednesday, February 24, 1999 4:58 PM
> Hi to all, I just took a look at my calendar and realized that I have
> 10 weeks before my art show. (This translates into 9 more class sessions
> minutes long on a cart.) We are in the midst of a bunch of 3D work which
> will take up a few more weeks. My concern is that with as many students
as I
> teach and the necessity of having each child display a piece of artwork
> while maintaining a diverse grouping of art projects....well, I'm afraid
> won't have enough of a "diverse" selection. Especially with this "fun
> business coming in as well..(decorations). I find that my lessons are
> too long and I am worried I might run out of time. Before you all tell me
> relax and stop stressing...which yes, I have told myself...I know that an
> art show is about gathering, community activity, blah, blah, blah....My
> question to you you have any tried and true fabulous lessons
> can be done in 2 periods (MAX)? Any media..technique, etc. I teach K, 1,
> 4 and 6. Thanks for your help! Stephanie