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Re:[teacherartexchange] teacherartexchange digest: May 22, 2008

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From: Joanna W. (joannagw_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat May 24 2008 - 09:54:24 PDT


Does anyone have a good idea for the first class of a Drawing Class
at the College Level? I don't want to waste the class - but no one
will have materials or books yet...it is Drawing 101.

Thanks.

Joanna
Red Rocks Community College
Colorado
On May 23, 2008, at 2:01 AM, TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
digest wrote:

> TEACHERARTEXCHANGE Digest for Thursday, May 22, 2008.
>
> 1. Re: foil sculpture
> 2. RE: New Teacher Issues
> 3. tin foil sculpture
> 4. End of Year Art Project to be used for open house display
> 5. Re: OT: Gallery or shop recommendations
> 6. Enamel Kiln from Thompson
> 7. Making poster sized images
>
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>
> Subject: Re: foil sculpture
> From: Jerry Vilenski <jvilenski@yahoo.com>
> Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 08:24:47 -0700 (PDT)
> X-Message-Number: 1
>
> I have done many variations on foil sculpture over the
> years, mostly with fourth and fifth graders. Here is
> what I learned:
> 1. Foil is too thin to be very stable on its own, so
> it works best with a wire armature. This could be
> aluminum wire or pipe cleaners.
>
> 2. Use the foil to give weight or thickness to the
> wire armature. Foil needs to be wrapped or crimped
> (crushed) along the length of wire. I found that the
> foil sheets used in restaurants to wrap baked potatoes
> works well and reduces waste.
>
> 3. Foil almost always gives technical problems
> because of its inherent fragility. I found the most
> success with covering the sculpture with either paper
> mache or plaster gauze.
>
> 4. Wire armatures can be made quite simply, because
> the foil fills in where you need bulk and thickness on
> the figure. Figures may still be posed after foil is
> applied because the armature remains flexible.
>
> 5. Foil sculptures make great human action figures or
> animals in motion because you can pose the figures any
> way you want. I have made a pretty cool egyptian
> mummy project out of wire, foil and plaster gauze. We
> stained the gauze sculptures with coffee to make it
> appear old.
>
> Hope this helps,
>
> Jerry
>
>
>
>
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>
> Subject: RE: New Teacher Issues
> From: "Sidnie Miller" <SMILLER@elko.k12.nv.us>
> Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 12:05:53 -0700
> X-Message-Number: 2
>
> You know, I'll bet most people would like to see this...why don't you
> just post it. Anyone
> who is not interested can delete it.
>
>>>> Ashley Hill <smash82qt@hotmail.com> 5/21/2008 1:09 pm >>>
>
> I would also like a copy. Thanks for putting that together!
>
> Ashley in Colorado
>
>
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>> Date: Mon, 19 May 2008 17:28:21 -0700
>> From: lvartteacher@gmail.com
>> To: teacherartexchange@lists.pub.getty.edu
>> Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] New Teacher Issues
>>
>> I have a compilation of all the responses if anyone is interested.
> It
>> is pretty long, so I did not want to send it to the entire list.
>> Email me if you want them, and thank you for all who responded.
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> Subject: tin foil sculpture
> From: hollingsworth005@bellsouth.net
> Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 20:23:06 +0000
> X-Message-Number: 3
>
> Michael
> I do a unit with 4th graders on the human form. At theend of the
> unit we make people with tinfoil, covering them withmasking tape
> and then plaster strips. Working with their classroomteachers, I
> correlate the unit to match their social studies standardsby
> requiring them to make the person someone from history (that
> theystudy). They finish the sculpture with paint, fabric,etc... and
> attachto a base of matt board that they also get real creative
> with to make it a "scene". I have had some really interesting
> Abraham Lincoln andMolly Pitchers,etc. I have photos if you are
> interested. MaryAnn Kohlused some of my students work in her new
> book about famous artists.
> Jeryl in SC
>
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> Subject: End of Year Art Project to be used for open house display
> From: Juile Jacobusse <jacobusse@charter.net>
> Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 17:25:42 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 4
>
> I have been brainstorming and thinking it would be fun to do a end of
> year project to be displayed for my schools open house. Our open
> house
> is before school begins, so usually the display panels and walls are
> bare with no art when the parents come in. Any ideas?
>
> Thanks,
> Julie Jacobusse
> K-5 Art Georgia
>
>
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> Subject: Re: OT: Gallery or shop recommendations
> From: "go4art@juno.com" <go4art@juno.com>
> Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 23:27:33 GMT
> X-Message-Number: 5
>
> Chris...when a door closes...open the window....congrats on taking
> the leap, enjoy and best wishes! your site looks great!
> creatively, Linda in Oregon
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> Subject: Enamel Kiln from Thompson
> From: "Carolyn Roberts" <croberts18@suddenlink.net>
> Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 19:41:35 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 6
>
> Has anyone used the Dual Temp Enameling Furnace from Thompson Enamels?
>
> It's not the small hot-plate furnace/trinket kiln...but the larger one
> that's about 12 in diameter on the outside and 9 in. interior
> diameter. The
> inside is large enough to hold something as large as a plate.
>
> I'm trying to get some information about it.
>
> Please write me...and you can write me at...
> croberts18@suddenlink.net
>
> Carolyn
>
>
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>
> Subject: Making poster sized images
> From: "Kevan Nitzberg" <knitzber@ties2.net>
> Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 20:11:07 -0500
> X-Message-Number: 7
>
> Good evening,
>
> I was very fortunate to be able to get a large frame Canon 610
> printer for
> my artroom very recently and thought I would share this with the
> group. A
> while back I had used the school's other large frame printer to
> produce
> large posters (about 20" x 40" give or take), of artworks that are
> on the
> Multi Media pack that we got with the Art Through the Ages text. I
> was also
> able to get funding from the head of our District Diversity person to
> purchase 10 lightweight convex displays from Displays2Go (roughly
> 30" X
> 48"), to put the posters in which are now hanging on the wall in
> the main
> commons in my high school.
>
> As I now have my own printer to use, I plan on creating some
> additional
> strategic posters for both teaching and course promotional
> purposes. If you
> are interested in getting information about the Canon printer, the
> Sales
> Rep. that my school used was extremely helpful and knowledgeable
> and so I
> thought I would pass the information on to this group.
>
> Here is her contact info:
>
> Kim Illi
> 612-331-5500 / 800-933-7337
> FAX: 612-331-3424
> Direct: 612-455-8315
> 3300 University Ave. SE
> Mpls., MN. 55414-3326
> kimilli@tierneybros.com
> www.tierneybros.com
>
>
> Kevan
>
>
>
>
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