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Re:[teacherartexchange] teacherartexchange digest: May 26, 2009

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From: Kristie Baxter (Kristiegirl_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed May 27 2009 - 05:59:46 PDT


stop sending me this.... I've done the blank email like it says at the
bottom and it doesn't work!

On May 27, 2009, at 4:01 AM, TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
digest wrote:

> TEACHERARTEXCHANGE Digest for Tuesday, May 26, 2009.
>
> 1. Weaving help?
> 2. Re: Weaving help?
> 3. RE: Weaving help?
> 4. trashing art
> 5. pumping your brains again.....bronze/copper plates?
> 6. Re: pumping your brains again.....bronze/copper plates?
> 7. trophy parts
> 8. Re: Students destroying work
> 9. RE: pumping your brains again.....bronze/copper plates?
> 10. Re: pumping your brains again.....bronze/copper plates?
> 11. Fantastic Animation - you'll love it!
> 12. Re: Weaving help?
> 13. first 8th Grade painting project
> 14. Re: pumping your brains again.....bronze/copper plates?
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: Weaving help?
> From: "Hillmer, Jan" <HillmJan@Berkeleyprep.org>
> Date: Tue, 26 May 2009 10:31:27 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 1
>
> Hi Everyone,
> I have a number of thingies that look like homemade group heddles (?)
> for weaving.
>
> They are 2 six inch rulers laid horizontally with 12 popsicle sticks
> glued vertically in between to connect them. Each popsicle stick has a
> small hole drilled in it in the center.
>
> Some of these 'heddles' are strung with yarn but with no weaving.
> Others are empty. No other loom equipment is around altho these items
> are stashed in a closet with plenty of yarn.
>
>
> What are these? How do I use them? I hate to pitch them without
> figuring out what they are.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Jan
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: Re: Weaving help?
> From: Gabrielle Bliss <Gabrielle.Bliss@mpls.k12.mn.us>
> Date: Tue, 26 May 2009 10:07:16 -0500
> X-Message-Number: 2
>
> They sound like they are used for backstrap weaving. One end of the
> warp is tied to a tree or
> other immovable object, the other is tied around your waist. I
> believe it's a
> Mayan/Guatamalan tradition. Don't throw them out if they work!
>
> Gabrielle Bliss
> Visual Arts
> Thomas Edison High School
> 700 22nd Ave NE
> Minneapolis, MN 55418
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Hillmer, Jan" <HillmJan@Berkeleyprep.org>
> Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 9:31 am
> Subject: [teacherartexchange] Weaving help?
>
>> Hi Everyone,
>> I have a number of thingies that look like homemade group heddles (?)
>> for weaving.
>>
>> They are 2 six inch rulers laid horizontally with 12 popsicle sticks
>> glued vertically in between to connect them. Each popsicle stick
>> has a
>> small hole drilled in it in the center.
>>
>> Some of these 'heddles' are strung with yarn but with no weaving.
>> Others are empty. No other loom equipment is around altho these items
>> are stashed in a closet with plenty of yarn.
>>
>>
>> What are these? How do I use them? I hate to pitch them without
>> figuring out what they are.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Jan
>>
>> ---
>> To unsubscribe go to
>> http://www.getty.edu/education/teacherartexchange/unsubscribe.html
>>
>>
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: RE: Weaving help?
> From: "Hillmer, Jan" <HillmJan@Berkeleyprep.org>
> Date: Tue, 26 May 2009 11:22:09 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 3
>
> Ok! I guess I know what I'll be working on this summer! Thank you.
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gabrielle Bliss [mailto:Gabrielle.Bliss@mpls.k12.mn.us]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 11:07 AM
> To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
> Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] Weaving help?
>
> They sound like they are used for backstrap weaving. One end of the
> warp
> is tied to a tree or
> other immovable object, the other is tied around your waist. I believe
> it's a
> Mayan/Guatamalan tradition. Don't throw them out if they work!
>
> Gabrielle Bliss
> Visual Arts
> Thomas Edison High School
> 700 22nd Ave NE
> Minneapolis, MN 55418
>
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: trashing art
> From: "kalexy@juno.com" <kalexy@juno.com>
> Date: Tue, 26 May 2009 17:23:10 GMT
> X-Message-Number: 4
>
> well said, Barbara in Boston! -Katrina (hoarding teacher in Los
> Angeles)
>
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> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: pumping your brains again.....bronze/copper plates?
> From: "Hillmer, Jan" <HillmJan@Berkeleyprep.org>
> Date: Tue, 26 May 2009 14:31:38 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 5
>
> Thanks for the info on the backstrap weaving. I have one packed up to
> try this summer.
>
> Now I have another question for you fabulous folks.
> The teacher before me was gifted with a large number of trophy parts.
> Perhaps she'd been on the receiving end of a trophy shop which was
> closing. Anyway, there are quite a few bronze/copper/ mystery metal
> strips - the ones that get engraved to personalize a trophy. They all
> have a hole at either end. Sizes range from 1"x4" to 2 1/4" x 8" plus
> some weird other sizes, too.
>
> Any ideas? I'm thinking about bracelets - hammering them into a cuff,
> but am not sure how that would work - my group goes up thru 5th grade.
> (anyone know what I'd need to make those cuffs? How about decorating
> them?) Also have some small pieces of marble, wood, with a hole or
> two
> in the middle - apparently for mounting the various trophy parts.
> Also
> found a box with clear plexiglass bases about 10.
>
>
> Also have lots of little plastic gold parts - some glue-on designs,
> some
> screw-on - stuff like eagles for the top of the trophy?).
>
>
> Jan in Tampa
> 1-5
> Getting ready for new cabinets (can you tell?)
>
>
>
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: Re: pumping your brains again.....bronze/copper plates?
> From: Rebecca Burch <mamallama@gmail.com>
> Date: Tue, 26 May 2009 14:44:29 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 6
>
> Assemblage?
>
> Check out this artist: Assemblage?
>
> Check out this artist: http://www.marksoppeland.com/
>
> He does a lot with trophy parts.
>
>
>
>
>
> On Tue, May 26, 2009 at 2:31 PM, Hillmer, Jan <> wrote:
>>
>> Thanks for the info on the backstrap weaving. I have one packed up
>> to
>> try this summer.
>>
>> Now I have another question for you fabulous folks.
>> The teacher before me was gifted with a large number of trophy parts.
>> Perhaps she'd been on the receiving end of a trophy shop which was
>> closing. Anyway, there are quite a few bronze/copper/ mystery metal
>> strips - the ones that get engraved to personalize a trophy. They
>> all
>> have a hole at either end. Sizes range from 1"x4" to 2 1/4" x 8"
>> plus
>> some weird other sizes, too.
>>
>> Any ideas? I'm thinking about bracelets - hammering them into a
>> cuff,
>> but am not sure how that would work - my group goes up thru 5th
>> grade.
>> (anyone know what I'd need to make those cuffs? How about decorating
>> them?) Also have some small pieces of marble, wood, with a hole or
>> two
>> in the middle - apparently for mounting the various trophy parts.
>> Also
>> found a box with clear plexiglass bases about 10.
>>
>>
>> Also have lots of little plastic gold parts - some glue-on designs,
>> some
>> screw-on - stuff like eagles for the top of the trophy?).
>>
>>
>> Jan in Tampa
>> 1-5
>> Getting ready for new cabinets (can you tell?)
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> ---
>> To unsubscribe go to
>> http://www.getty.edu/education/teacherartexchange/unsubscribe.html
>
>
>
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> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: trophy parts
> From: Rebecca Burch <mamallama@gmail.com>
> Date: Tue, 26 May 2009 14:46:23 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 7
>
> Jan, check out Mark Soppeland's art:
>
> Check out this artist: http://www.marksoppeland.com/
>
> Becky
> Chas WV
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: Re: Students destroying work
> From: "Elizabeth Blair" <BLAIREA@pwcs.edu>
> Date: Tue, 26 May 2009 14:50:59 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 8
>
> Kim,
>
> What type of criteria do you give for these "open" assignments? Do
> you have any specific examples?
>
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: RE: pumping your brains again.....bronze/copper plates?
> From: "Hillmer, Jan" <HillmJan@Berkeleyprep.org>
> Date: Tue, 26 May 2009 15:28:02 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 9
>
> Wow _ very cool!!! Thanks!
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rebecca Burch [mailto:mamallama@gmail.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 2:44 PM
> To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
> Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] pumping your brains
> again.....bronze/copper plates?
>
> Assemblage?
>
> Check out this artist: Assemblage?
>
> Check out this artist: http://www.marksoppeland.com/
>
> He does a lot with trophy parts.
>
>
>
>
>
> On Tue, May 26, 2009 at 2:31 PM, Hillmer, Jan <> wrote:
>>
>> Thanks for the info on the backstrap weaving. I have one packed up
>> to
>> try this summer.
>>
>> Now I have another question for you fabulous folks.
>> The teacher before me was gifted with a large number of trophy parts.
>> Perhaps she'd been on the receiving end of a trophy shop which was
>> closing.
>>
>> Any ideas?
>
>> Jan in Tampa
>> 1-5
>> Getting ready for new cabinets (can you tell?)
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: Re: pumping your brains again.....bronze/copper plates?
> From: Rebecca Burch <mamallama@gmail.com>
> Date: Tue, 26 May 2009 15:41:07 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 10
>
> Sorry about the repeat posting. My computer at school is behaving
> strangely.
>
>
> Sent from my iPhone h
>
> On May 26, 2009, at 3:28 PM, "Hillmer, Jan"
> <HillmJan@Berkeleyprep.org> wrote:
>
>> Wow _ very cool!!! Thanks!
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Rebecca Burch [mailto:mamallama@gmail.com]
>> Sent: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 2:44 PM
>> To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
>> Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] pumping your brains
>> again.....bronze/copper plates?
>>
>> Assemblage?
>>
>> Check out this artist: Assemblage?
>>
>> Check out this artist: http://www.marksoppeland.com/
>>
>> He does a lot with trophy parts.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Tue, May 26, 2009 at 2:31 PM, Hillmer, Jan <> wrote:
>>>
>>> Thanks for the info on the backstrap weaving. I have one packed up
>>> to
>>> try this summer.
>>>
>>> Now I have another question for you fabulous folks.
>>> The teacher before me was gifted with a large number of trophy
>>> parts.
>>> Perhaps she'd been on the receiving end of a trophy shop which was
>>> closing.
>>>
>>> Any ideas?
>>
>>> Jan in Tampa
>>> 1-5
>>> Getting ready for new cabinets (can you tell?)
>>
>> ---
>> To unsubscribe go to
>> http://www.getty.edu/education/teacherartexchange/unsubscribe.html
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: Fantastic Animation - you'll love it!
> From: "Carolyn" <croberts18@suddenlink.net>
> Date: Tue, 26 May 2009 16:46:05 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 11
>
> You've got to check this out...it is a great animation...
>
> http://fc01.deviantart.com/fs13/f/2007/077/2/e/Animator_vs__Animation_by
> \
> _alanbecker.swf
>
> Carolyn
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: Re: Weaving help?
> From: mwhiteec@cablemodem.com.ec
> Date: Tue, 26 May 2009 17:00:45 -0500 (ECT)
> X-Message-Number: 12
>
> Hi, Jan,
>
> Does it look like this: http://bobscrafts.com/bobstuff/backstrp.htm ?
>
> Maggie
>
>> Hi Everyone,
>> I have a number of thingies that look like homemade group heddles (?)
>> for weaving.
>>
>> They are 2 six inch rulers laid horizontally with 12 popsicle sticks
>> glued vertically in between to connect them. Each popsicle stick
>> has a
>> small hole drilled in it in the center.
>
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: first 8th Grade painting project
> From: "gabyleigh@netzero.net" <gabyleigh@netzero.net>
> Date: Tue, 26 May 2009 23:55:26 GMT
> X-Message-Number: 13
>
> Hi everyone,
> I teach 8th grade art and did not have very much success with the
> first painting project I gave them this year. I'm working in a
> special ed school so the kids are very ADHD, and have a lot of
> trouble with small details (ie. staying in the lines) unless they
> have OCD ( not a joke). After teaching them some basic color theory
> which suprisingly none of them had been exposed to I began the
> project. They were to design a thematic quilt with 9 squares and a
> border design. Very cute assignment but I got terrbible results from
> this semester's students and I just don't think they had very much
> fun. I would like to do something where I can give them some basics
> but where they can be more successful.
>
> Any suggestions?
>
> Thank you thank you,
>
> Gaby Ader
> Summit View School
>
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> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: Re: pumping your brains again.....bronze/copper plates?
> From: Betty <bettycarol_40@sbcglobal.net>
> Date: Tue, 26 May 2009 19:56:59 -0700 (PDT)
> X-Message-Number: 14
>
>
> Jan, I have had a lot of fun with trophy parts. One of my classes
> helped me rescue a bunch of trophies from being put in the dumpster.
> We took them apart and made "new" trophies out of some of them.
> Replacing golf clubs with other objects, sticking those plastic
> eagles on plastic fruit they snuck out of the still life box--we
> giggled for days. The "people" were put into all kinds of
> interactions. I still cherish the stash of marble bases and they
> have been great for making ballerina sculptures stay on pointe.
>
> Those brass strips might be great in a chain maille project.
>
>
>
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>
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>
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