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Lesson Plans

some thoughts on Flying lessons

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Christine Beth Johnson (chrbjohn)
Thu, 23 Jan 1997 14:42:48 -0500 (EST)

Petroglighs(Now that I can't spell and spell checker does not have and no=
dictionary- so please forgive :-) ) of birds might be interesting (SW). =
Also, midwest farm patterns come to mind. How many layers of images does=
a bird see? How do you represent layers in 2- deminsions?
Christy Johnson

On Thu, 23 Jan 1997 mamjam wrote:

> Dear Rosa:
> That flying lesson is a wonderful idea! I may try it myself, with black o=
> pastels, which might be rich looking with tempera paints. I have some gol=
> copper, and silver temperas, also.
> Perhaps an art reference could be photographer who does landscapes from h=
> airplane. I can't remember his name, but I'll look for him. Anyone famili=
> 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?
> Mark
> >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 an=
> >then close our eyes and make believe we can fly over our favorite part o=
> >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 =
> >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 youn=
> >girl flying over a waterfall we call the "waterfall of gold" and the cen=
> >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 mi=
> >be used as stimulus, I did this more before I started using DBAE and hav=
> >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 "Ta=
> >Beach" here yet. Must order it. Regards from Iceland Rosa