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Re: Children's arttalk!

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Virginia Rockwood (wckdstpm)
Wed, 29 Jan 1997 19:39:52 +2609

An interesting twist in your activity that I've found useful is to
substitute "Art is for..." in place of "Art is..." One way I've used
this is to put a length of kraft paper along a wall and have my students
respond to "Art is for..." as an ongoing classroom mural. They respond
in words,images, questions. Some have glued up pictures. The only
requirement is that the responses are serious. It's great fun to hear
my middle schoolers read the wall and actually discuss and consider the
other students' answers. After the mural is complete other things can
happen with it. Students can cut out their favorite pieces to combine
into a collage, paper weaving, paper beads, or sculpture. Students cut
out some of their favorite words and create a poem. Students can cut
slits into the mural and weave and paint into it. The possibilities are
endless. Hope this tickles your imagination.

Brattleboro Area Middle School
Brattleboro, VT