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Lesson Plans

re:the sun and the sky

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Sears, Ellen (
Wed, 12 Mar 97 09:31:00 PST

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How about finding lots of examples of the sun in print - either
reproductions, photographs, calendar pages, postcards, folk art, symbols,
picture books...
.... and then taking out several different materials - oil pastels, tempera,
chalk, markers, tissue paper, colored pencils, watercolor... and divide a
large sheet of paper into sections, or have a selection of papers for them to
Just let them practice/play.
REPLY FROM: Sears, Ellen


Greetings, I have been reading with interest the issue of strips of sky.
My high school students draw everyday. I notice that when some of them
draw a landscape, they still put that primary sun in the corner with little
rays of sunshine represented by lines. They have not had art in the they are developmentally behind. What do you suggest I
tell them? I usually ask why they do that and they have no good reasons.
I suggest that they notice that paintings by noted artists do not depict
the sun like that. I don't want to hurt feelings. Send help please. I
also have a student who does the strip sky. Do you think everyone outgrows
that ...or are there just people who see differently from the rest of the
us? Looking forward to your help. Thanks. Heidi McElroy

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