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Re: High School: drawing in a crowded room


From: gail kizis (smokealarm7_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Mar 23 2005 - 21:16:26 PST

i just finished hanging a complex still life from the ceiling.
i have a big bulletin board that i covered in a patterned fabric and suspended a fat tire bicycle and other shiny and dull objects and a reallllly long strip of white butcher paper (4" x 24 feet) woven in around and through the objects.
my ap studio art kids are working on a self portrait painting using only pallette knives and when they finish that will start on the still life.
we'll approach it from several different ways.
nancy in north texas
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  In a message dated 3/23/2005 12:57:02 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

    For complex still life, the set-ups need to
    stay where they are for a number of weeks. I have almost no space for that
    this time. I do have one large counter but 28 kids can't crowd around one
    set up. Does anyone have any suggestions for doing a complex still life in
    a crowded classroom?

  I solved it by setting mine up on a large resturant serving trays (from the school cafeteria). A large piece of board would also do. These can be stored under the tables. I secured the items with rolled pieces of masking tape on their bases so they wouldn't move. Then I marked the perimeter of the tray on the table where they were placed for the drawing. I could place them down in the same spot. This ensured that the view would be the same each time.

  Hope this idea helps.

  Marsha in Orlando ---