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Harold, What stregth of wire you do you now use. Is twistee the kind of
stuff the telephone companies use? Susan in Ohio
From: Olejarz2 <Olejarz2>
To: ArtsEdNet Talk <artsednet>
Date: Monday, May 29, 2000 9:13 AM
Subject: wire sculpture and straws
>For years I have been doing a group wire sculpture project with my 6th
>When I first started the project I had to find the right thickness of wire
>for the students. Twisteez was too soft and it took a while before I found
>the right thickness wire that would support some weight and still be easy
>enough for 6th graders to bend.
>Now I give students Twisteez after they have started their project and they
>use it to add color to their creations.
>Recently, it occurred to me to let students use straws with their wire
>sculptures. Like a Snelson sculpture they thread the wire through the straw
>and the straw adds lots of strength. For example, a group of students used
>this technique to help the Ferris Wheel they made stand. The straws can
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