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Re: [teacherartexchange] Fine Art Pins to inspire a lesson


From: Patricia Knott (pknott_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Jun 02 2005 - 15:46:56 PDT

I think this is such a great idea for fund raiser. I have tons and
tons of old magazines available for my students to find images. it
wouldn't be hard to convert to this idea.

I get lots of ideas from Expressions Magaizine
Expression provides niffty ideas for projects that could develop into
something money making.
Sometime, last year, they had directions for taking old books that
were being discarded and turning them into purses/handbags.

I can't find it on their site. But it was a great "off the curriculum
" time filing activity for me. It's a variation on altered books
The basic idea is

       take a book
       remove all the pages
       make a connection to the book and alter the binding to the
       decorate the binding to the connection
       put in a fabric insert to make it "fold out" like a hand purse
       make holes with grommets for some kind of chain.

I wish I could find this on the site. My kids ran with this and created
all kinds of theme purses. And embellished and decorated. My
library is throwing out books all the time. I can't let them go. I
save and save for some kind of purpose.
One of my kids saved all the HUGE reference books the library threw
out.. She is making purses that are selling .
I'll try to find more specific directions for this somewhere in my

The librarian presented this idea to her association and all said
what a wonderful idea to keep a discarded book alive.
What treasures we find in trash

On Jun 2, 2005, at 4:36 PM, Judy Decker wrote:

> Greetigns Art Educators,
> Barbara Yalof (Art Education list member) makes wonderful fine art
> jewelry.
> Small wood pieces - gessoed - with painting and collage. She adds
> beads an small collaged pieces as dangles. This would make a neat fund
> raiser project for your students to try.
> You can see Barb's jewelry at this link:
> Contact information is on her site.

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