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Sue:Re: popcorn shading.....


From: Trish Gorman (TrishGorman_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Mar 20 2002 - 13:52:40 PST

I'm interested! I've got a new trimester starting Monday with a new batch of kids. There are two best-buddy girls in the class I've had many problems with as a sub in other classes. I'm trying to think of a nice starter activity so we can begin working together in a fun way, hoping to turn our relationship around. 60 days is a long time with sullen, despising students!

----- Original Message -----
From: Sudz
Sent: Tuesday, March 19, 2002 8:06 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Re: popcorn shading.....

In a hihg school lesson I have the students draw a couple of pieces of
pocorn concentrating on the shape and shading, then they have to choose
their most interesting piece and redraw it on a 12X18 sheet of paper with it
touching three sides of the paper. The students then have to shade it using
complimentary colors of tempra paint to produce the different tones and
These turn out as great abstract works and are a great ice breaker at the
beginning of a semester as they have fun eating the popcorn. I will try and
put some examples on my website soon if any one's interested.