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That flying lesson is a wonderful idea! I may try it myself, with black oil
pastels, which might be rich looking with tempera paints. I have some gold,
copper, and silver temperas, also.
Perhaps an art reference could be photographer who does landscapes from his
airplane. I can't remember his name, but I'll look for him. Anyone familiar
with an aerial photographer who's work is beautifully abstract looking
bands, lines, and planes of color? We'll need access to images.
Are there any other suggestions for a reference to this lesson?
>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
>children=B4s 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