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Lesson Plans


painting on foil and other ideas

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Stephanie Ignazio (smi)
Tue, 19 Jan 1999 15:07:42 -0500


Hi everyone. I am home sick and of course my mind is on overdrive thinking
up ideas between coughing fits. I received in the mail today the new Crizmac
catalog. Inside there are many exciting books, ideas, etc...of course all
very expensive, and with my current school system's inability to purchase
these items due to monetary concerns..the ability to purchase becomes my
issue. But, I regress. My question to all of you is this...I saw some
interesting Haitian tin cutouts in the catalog. Has anyone ever done this? I
have a ton of art foil..copper, aluminum. I am wondering if this can be
painted with acrylic paints. I figured we could make a stencil, transfer
onto the foil and carefully cut out the form. But I wonder does it have to
be sanded? Any helpful hints would be appreciated. I think it could be a fun
project with large animals, etc. or even small decorated jewelry. Second
question...I am looking for a new, exciting Egyptian project for my 6th
grade. I have done the masks, hieroglyphics, papier mache mummies, life-size
drawings, etc and wonder if you all have had some success with other
activities. As I am on the cart this year, I'm looking for something
portable or on the smaller size. Third question, does anyone have a resource
about Oaxacan art they have found valuable. I love the patterns and colors
and think this could be a valuable experience for the students. I saw a pin
recently that looked like it had been inspired by that culture and it was
highly decorated. I wonder what materials I could use so that the students
could get the same detail in such a small form. (? model magic would be very
light...but what other than markers could give the high range of detail.?) I
was thinking fourth grade. Well I think that's all...off to a cup of hot
chamomile tea! Thanks, Stephanie

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