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Lesson Plans

Re: Gauguin Review,Book & Nechita

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John & Sandra Barrick (astroboy)
Fri, 27 Mar 1998 09:42:27 -0500

Maybe what would help would be, cutting out a window out of construction
paper. or a rectile frame and putting a single flower inside which would
fill the whole space. I don't have a tablet yet or I would have added
illustrations. This is why demonstrating the process and having samples
to show but not displayed so they don't look like yours is of value.
I never had a problem with the "girls" doing it in this project because
I was specific with the criteria. They all followed and it came out
wonderful.I have had them "beautify" their pictures before though
You kind of have to let them be how they are sometimes. When we are
doing an Artist and learning a process I do try to stipulate the points
I want them to do. I find especially girls from k-4th are more likely
flower power than any other age but with enough experimentation they
usually expand. We all can't be "Nechita"....

On the Flowers,plus a book
P.S. I like to have "Planting a Rainbow" around for the Younger kids.
It's a great book for flowers and colors. For some of the younger ones I
have had them copied in black and white as samples for how I want the
flowers to be and also the books of Stencils for 1$ they have all
kinds I think by Dover about 3"x4" paper. I know they have flowers
and there is about a dozen a book that you can tear out.

Two Artists that are especially good for girls (and boys) are
Alexandra Nechita ( I believe she's 15 now,sort of abstract
expressionist and picasso like)and Bev Doolittle ( camophlage (sp)

Ann Weaver wrote:
> Sandra, I love this comment "but no straight stems to the bottom of the
> page please." My kids feel they have to do this and add two leaves stuck
> on that stem and it drives me bonkers. How do you feel about the
> necessity(they think) of putting the sun symbol in the corner of every
> landscape they draw, along with lolly pop trees? I start in kindergarten
> on trees. We look at ways artists have drawn and painted trees; we look at
> trees outside and then we pretend to grow from seeds receiving nourishment
> from the rain and sun. Our branches grow up, up and out and our fingers
> are the little twigs. We even sway in the wind. When they draw at the end
> of this lesson, their trees are not the little lolly pop ones, but they
> revert back the next time they draw one. Do you have the same problem?
> Thanks, Ann in NC