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Re: Looking for Summer course art ideas???

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Wed, 30 Jun 1999 10:35:06 -0500

The shaving creme activity is a blast! I often do it with my adaptive arts
class, but reg. ed elementary would love it too ( and boy, does it clean
tables!). Also pudding is fun as a fingerpainting medium. And even though I
don't teach elementary, this talk reminded me of when my kids were little and
besides the shaving creme, they also loved painting with water outside---- just
a can of water , a house painting brush and they could paint anything they
wanted outside. They often liked painting the house and cement driveway with
the water. Ahhhh those days are long gone. I cherish those days of
innocence. Well maybe , I could convince my 17 year old to paint the house
with real paint-lol.

Linda Kelty wrote:

> 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
> >