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Re:[teacherartexchange] fluorescent paint


Date: Wed Jul 06 2005 - 14:32:49 PDT

I have had a blacklight tent at my art show the past two years. You really
can do any kind of project you want with fluorescent tempera or paper. I
also think that laundry detergent "glows" under blacklight. I'm not sure of
it's permenance - but I remember making handprints on the walls in my brothers
room - years ago - because he had a blacklight.
The first year, my 2nd graders made pointillist fish on black paper with
neon tempera - and my 3rd graders shared the tent, with cut-paper OP-Art pieces
based on the artist Victor Vasarely _(
( ). (That was a project that I "borrowed" from a fellow Long
Island teacher at a conference.)

This year, my art show was loosley based on Japanese Art & Culture, so my
2nd graders created Gyotaku fish prints using neon tempera on black
construction paper. After thinking the tent was too bare, and at the suggestion of some
of the list members - my 5th graders jumped in and created all kinds of
underwater creatures to keep the fish company. We made a giant stuffed fish and
a stuffed jellyfish as well. I have photos if you'd like to see them let me
     :) Breanne K-5 Long Island

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