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RE: [teacherartexchange] panic... and it's only July


From: KPRS2 (kprs2_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Jul 06 2007 - 03:41:33 PDT

Get out the caulk gun (buy one at the hardware store), Caulk glues
everything, and start looking at the world differently. Go to recycling
centers and ask if you can take some of their stuff. It's a treasure trove
out there. Go to moving companies and ask if you can have some of their
boxes. Ask around if there are any construction sites/workers that you know,
some of their castoffs are really cool. Think Louis Nevelson. Think Joseph
Cornell, think Robert Rauschenberg, think Marisol, think Picasso, think

One of the coolest projects my kids did was to do self portraits using boxes
(a la Marisol) of them free standing, which you can then group together in
various ways a la George Segal.

reverse your problem and make it a challenge. Ask yourself if I had the
luxury of working in alternative materials that cost next to nothing, what
would I work in?

San D

On 7/5/07, Julie <> wrote:
> Hi All,
> My schedule and medium is totally changing for the coming 2007-2008 and
> not sure where to begin and with what!
> I used to teach clay to 7th and 8th graders in a 20-day rotation with some
> extra 3-D projects thrown in to keep me and my students interested.
> This year my schedule will change to an A, B, C schedule with the same 7th
> and 8th graders. My classes will now be an hour long and I will see the
> same kids every three days for a 60-day period. I probably won't have
> to work with (budget cuts) and for my single gender classes (one male, one
> female I will be incorporating Core Knowledge Curriculum. I love teaching
> 3-D but will be limited on materials. Any suggestions please?!
> Thank you. Julie

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