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Lesson Plans

Sun as Art

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Ckart (
Wed, 7 May 1997 21:23:22 -0600

After searching the web (hours) for info on the sun as art, the greatest
inspiration came from all the replies I received from many of you. Thanks
sooooo much.

Here's the short of a long story, i.e., the reason for my search. One of
the malls has an empty storefront and requested children's artwork that
could be on display all summer (great PR). BUT, with only approximately 3
class sessions left of the school year for a production project, I wanted
something the students could 'get into' quickly, yet still provide some
background that would tie into the history/multicultural aspect of art.

My motivational tool would be the calendar visuals I mentioned. What I'm
having a hard time locating is the supporting visuals -- some of the
ancient civilizations had sunworship as a religious ritual -- but can't
find much as it might be incorporated into their art. Well, I'll keep
searching (because I know it's out there!) My 5th/6th graders just
finished self-portraits using mirrors, and I'm hoping they will apply their
skills to this project -- sun faces, and NOT the smiley face symbol that
seems to be making the rounds again.

Again, thanks to all of you that responded to my request.