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

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cwise_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Sun May 25 2008 - 07:12:06 PDT


I do a "pre-assessment self-portrait. I do not assist or teach. Six weeks later,
we pull them out to assess progress. It is an eye-opener, and it makes the
students proud of theirnprogress.
Christa

Quoting "Joanna W." <joannagw@comcast.net>:

> 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
> >
> > ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> >
> > 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
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> >
> > 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
> >
> >
> > ----------------------------------------
> >> 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.
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> Lauren in Vegas
> >>
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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
> >
> > ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> >
> > 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
> >
> >
> > ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> >
> > 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
> >
> >
> > ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> >
> > 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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