This post to Art Educators was in response to Kris's post....It made me
chuckle so I thought I would share it with you. I already replied off list
He is just lucky I didn't make more posts to Art Education that day - or
maybe the AOL CD's would have been further down the list. Kris' idea was the
http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/Files/CD.pdf Someone posted a cool
site a while back with sculptures made from CD's - the link is on my Sacred
Circles- Sacred Geometry Page. I think it was Michal Austin (?) who used
old CD's to design a CD and jewel case for a famous artists/art style (check
her site to be certain http://www.geocities.com/theartkids). Michael Garrish
has some good ideas for Art Education - Check out his site when you have the
time: http://whyart.com (Michael - the P.S. below is for you)
8. AOL Disks - what can you do?
Because it was #8 in the daily list, here are 8 suggestions.....
1. The obvious one....Tondo miniatures!
2. Color wheels
3. Sculpture lessons on balance, symmetry, etc: notch CDs with file and
assemble using hot glue, forming shapes/structures to demonstrate
4. Artsy clocks: Paint/copy a "masterpiece" and add a battery powered
5. Class self portrait wall hanging: after painting or sharpie markering
self portraits, assemble in series of rows with wire to form wall
6. Aquarium habitat centerpiece: find a smooth stone and glue it inside
the CD's donut hole so it acts as a base. Presto...an animal perch or
7. Disposable (although they last forever if you clean them!) paint
8. and, my personal favorite......Art teacher designed bathroom passes!
P.S. for Michael....Please accept my apology. I just now noticed I left your
web page address off the "experts list". If it makes you feel better - when
I added them, I had left my own off too (LOl at me). I have updated my file
and the new Experts will have your site link. I will be sending the file out
again to everyone next June.