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Re: [teacherartexchange] power of words


From: Judy Decker (judy.decker_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Mar 15 2006 - 14:30:46 PST

Thanks for this great lesson, Marvin.

The word as art is another "passion" of mine. I will add your link to
my Art with Text page.

An extension to the 2-D Word as art, you could do the 3-D letter lesson idea.
Scroll down - the idea is to paint (or collage) the letter to convey
the meaning of a word. The 3-D sculpture letter has so many
possibilities. My high school students made slab letters for a unit on

Other lessons on Incredible Art Department are sign language with
hands..... 7th grade relief sculpture with collaged words..... name
designs.....ribbon letters.....
And don't forget altered books!

You could also do your own "Pop Art" using words.

Judy Decker

On 3/15/06, Marvin Bartel wrote:

> You just inspired me to post a lesson on Art as Word. I believe many many people can relate to this kind of work without understanding much about art. Some may wonder why it is art?
> This is a first draft, so I welcome any suggestions from all you folks in the classroom. I do have a piece or two of my own work to illustrate it--coming soon. Right now I need to get back in the studio.
> Marvin

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