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Re: Looking for Summer course art ideas???

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Linda Kelty (lckelty)
Tue, 29 Jun 1999 21:56:39 -0400


Do you have children or remember bubble baths? You squirt bubble bath in,
or even liquid dish soap. Kids always shape mustasches, beards, behive
hairdos and mountains. The "medium" sticks to your fingers and resists
shaping, it changes even as you work with it because of evaporation and it
can be worked in layers and must be renewed. At the ages you have, try
working them in teams with buckets of bubbles from a fast hose. They can
sculpt on each others backs or tummies and it won't hurt clothing. Shaving
cream is also fun to do this with. Sometimes you can get it cheaply by
talking to store managers, or on sale or at dollar stores. Institutional
food services such as hospitals or schools get pickles in 5 gallon buckets.
Another neat thing is fingerpainting tables with mentholated shaving cream.
It cools the body, creates interesting textural effects and cleans the
tables or desks! All of these experiences really give you an opportunity to
build vocabulary through context and experience which can be more readily
applied to more lasting work later.
Glad my ideas helped. That's the benefit of sharing in a group like this.
Good thinking and feedback to help us all. Linda K.
-----Original Message-----
From: CPKinomi <CPKinomi>
To: lckelty <lckelty>
Date: Tuesday, June 29, 1999 4:29 PM
Subject: Re: Looking for Summer course art ideas???

>Linda,
>Thanks for your ideas. I know I will have to be outside for many of the
>lessons...sometimes it is much cooler than in the hot, stuffy classroom. I
>had a question about the bubble sculptures you mentioned. Can you explain
>please? It sounds interesting. Thanks again!
>Carolyn in MA
>