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Re: Looking for Summer course art ideas???

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Linda Kelty (lckelty)
Tue, 29 Jun 1999 08:05:01 -0400

That amount of time is nice for the indepth projects that you can't normally
do. I'd try to plan outdoor projects with a shady tree and water where
possible. For breaks, you might try vanishing paintings using only water
and large brushes. Paint (draw) pictures in a theme on hot sidewalks and
they evaporate before finishing. Helps develop speed and fluency.
Sand cast sun designs outside? Crayola Dreammakers had some great examples
of multiple sun designs in one of their packets.
Mexican pottery outside as the natives might have done?
Chalk murals on the sidewal? Tempera murals on the grass?
Pariscraft masks in the grass? Body painting and color mixing then bubble
bathing and bubble sculpting in borrowed wading pools?
These are things I have done for the local art center at times. Fun stuff,
cooling to hot bodies, and they still learn something. Bubbles are a great
way to teach the word "ephemera" without having to resort to the feces
painting as has been extensively discussed recently. Glad that one is
Linda K.
-----Original Message-----
From: CPKinomi <CPKinomi>
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Date: Tuesday, June 29, 1999 7:34 AM
Subject: Looking for Summer course art ideas???

>Hello everyone,
>I will be teaching a 4-week summer course for students in gr.1-3 and
>The classes are 2 hours long. I plan to teach 2 lessons/projects per
>I can basically teach ANYTHING for this course. Does anyone have any great
>ideas I can include in my class? This is what I plan to do so far:
>Pariscraft Masks, Jewelry Making, Sumi-e Brush painting, Wood Sculptures,
>Papier Mache Darumas, Rainsticks
>Two hours is a long time in a HOT art room....any ideas will be greatly
>Hope everyone is enjoying their time off!
>Thank you,
>Carolyn in MA