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Need artist connections for a project on exaggerated scale


Date: Sat May 24 2003 - 10:17:32 PDT

Actually, the project is "There is a Giant ___ in the ____." The blanks
can be filled in with words like cat, 50'woman, killer wasps, flying
sharks or pigs, etc., etc. and on the other end, the blanks can be
things like city,dresser drawers, closet, garden, etc. The idea is that
you have changes in proportion from normal garden (which can be drawn in
large scale or medium) to a very large thing that is attacking,
visiting, having it's hair done, or whatever. I do this with third
grade, and the results are always astounding. They love it. For the
past few years we have combined it with drawing cities, emphasis on
differences in windows, building shapes and tops, details of the city,
vehicles, people reacting, and so on. THey are happy to draw on this
for weeks. Then we color them with texture sheets/crayons for
buildings, watercolor sky, colored pencil people, and whatever else they
want to do for the remainder. Sometimes I have had them do them on
black paper with oil pastels. There is plenty of "E&P meat" here, but I
want to add some connections to artists or art forms as examples next
year. I think of the Trojan Horse, but have not tried to find an
example of that. What other artists use profound differences in
proportion in their work to show something is giant amongst normal sized
things? Come on, y'all...I know you can help me! You're all amazing.