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Lesson Plans

Flying lessons

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Rosa Juliusdottir (rojul)
Thu, 23 Jan 1997 13:18:26 GMT

Hi Trisha, I have used the theme of flying in my art classes with young
students(ca. 5 to 10). I teach at an Art School where we have special
childrenīs courses. First we discuss dreams, wishes and imagination and
then close our eyes and make believe we can fly over our favorite part of
Iceland and try to imagine what it would be like. Then the students draw
(with black thick crayon) themselves flying over the aerea they choose and
then paint it with tempera. It has always been a fun project and the
results have been wonderful. I can recall a wonderful painting by a young
girl flying over a waterfall we call the "waterfall of gold" and the center
of the picture had to be painted in gold then wonderful greens and blues
and herself flying like a bird.
I would love to hear if anyone out there can think of an artwork that might
be used as stimulus, I did this more before I started using DBAE and have
always ment to look for works to go with it. Of course Faith Ringgolds
works are great and I often use them but I have not been able to get "Tar
Beach" here yet. Must order it. Regards from Iceland Rosa