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Could I trouble you for some info on these self-directed projects you have
in the envelopes? It sounds like a fantastic idea and would love to know how
long each project takes, etc. Thanks >>
I'll snail mail a copy of each.
I get ideas from School Arts magazine, Jay Conley's packet or other books.
I go to the NAEA convention exhibition hall and pick up everything in sight
that is free (the material and lesson plan). Right now I am looking at Roylco,
Nasco and Crayola.
I also buy anything I see anywhere I go that I think may be interesting to the
I look for clearance books.
I picked up some small stencil books by theme for $1 each in the museum store
at Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY.
I buy Dover books at Barnes & Noble or Borders. They are creative Finish the
Drawing and color. I have a book that asks for you to draw an invention
I also look on the internet sites and print interesting lesson plans.
I go into product web sites.
I have a book called Art Starters that has 1 page lesson plans.
Kids will go to the envelopes 10 min. before class is over, so the lesson
takes about 2 classes, but I tell the student to begin it and then set it
aside when we start on the next class project, and resume inbetween big class