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Re: environmental art

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MaryAnn Kohl (maryann)
Wed, 24 Mar 99 17:35:17 -0700

>I am a first time poster to this list, though I have been reading it
>with great interest for some time. I'll be getting a BA in May and then
>working on my credential for K-8, so I have saved many items and thank
>you all. Now, however, I have a general question: I have a class that
>requires a group art project, and my group is assigned to turn the
>classroom into an environmental art project. I have spent some time
>looking up Goldsworthy & Cristo, but still cannot think how to translate
>that into a theatre style classroom. Any ideas?
You might try a "Room Weaving" with yarn or string, making a giant spider
web type weaving that wraps the entire room in a big web. It's fun and
easy to do, and the kids can crawl and climb around within it while still
using their desks and such. It's also very easy to take down again. Other
things can be woven through the yarn too, like crepe paper streamers and
such. You might also find some ideas in a book I wrote called
"Discovering Great Artists" (Kohl, Bright Ring Publishing,1998). I have
a Christo project in there that involves wrapping things in wrapping
paper and tying them with yarn. You could do this with all your
furniture. Could be great fun!

MaryAnn F. Kohl