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Lesson Plans

v. 1272

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Fri, 26 Feb 1999 08:00:09 -0500

for Julie, who asked about ocean themes:
One year I had my second graders make large(1 1/2' x 2 1/2') stuffed
tropical fish. On one side, they designed their own personal plaid (we
discussed Scottish clan tartans and the idea of contrast, where
applicable). On the other side, they had to design a contrast to the first
side, i.e., since the plaids were mostly rectangles, some squares, the flip
side was organic shapes or circles and ovals. Color contrast, too. These
were hung from the ceiling at the annual district wide art show. Very

for Stephanie, who asked about vase/bowl design:
Some theme suggestions are 1)color schemes (earth tones, monochromatics,
etc.), 2) specific artist (a Magritte vase, a Haring, a Cassatt, etc.), 3)
"scapes" (seascape, cityscape, etc.)

for Christi, who is looking for home-schooled art texts:
Take a look at Mark Kistler's "Draw Squad". It's cartoony, but it does a
very good job with shapes, values and perspective. I've recommended it to
parents as a good gift item and have had positive feedback, including
having kids come in with the drawing they've done following the Draw Squad
lessons at home.

Hope some of these ideas help.

Cathy Gobeille