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Re: Georgia O'Keeffe lesson and web sites

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Jerry & Anne Carman-Hendel (hendel)
Fri, 01 May 1998 16:32:05


Hi!
I don't know what grade you teach, but I've done a project using
Georgia's flower series with 4th grade and it could be modified for other
levels. I originally got it from either School Arts or Arts & Activities
magazines.
After looking at the flower series and discussing how they are different
from other still life arrangements we've seen, and reading some of
Georgia's quotes--like how she wanted to paint the flowers "like huge
buildings going up. People will be startled. They will have to look at
them." We used paper plates (yes, paper plates) and did what I call "An
O'Keeffe Relief." We BUILD flowers and glue the various layers onto
construction paper. There's no other color than the cons. paper background.
It's been a successful lesson in teaching many things--Georgia, relief
forms, the light and shadows the all white flowers, leaves and vines
create, etc. And really, the end result does not look like paper plates and
some are quite striking. Don't let the kids cop out. You've got to discuss
all of the things you can do with the plates---cutting, scoring, wrapping,
curling, layering and so on. Hope I explained well enough and it helps.
I also recently descovered the following web sites.

Anne C-H in the Illinois cornfields

> The Georgia O'Keeffe Online Gallery
>
http://www.dragonfire.net/~buki/okeeffe/
> Georgia O'Keeffe
>
http://www.nmculture.or...ay_museum?MuseumID=GOKF
> WebMuseum: O'Keeffe, Georgia
>
http://watt.emf.net/wm/paint/auth/okeeffe/
> O'Keeffe - the artist
>
http://www.michelangelo.com/potomac/okeeffe/okeeffe.html
> Georgia O'Keeffe Fan
>
http://www.csuchico.edu/~jackieh/citizen/g-o.html
> Bio: Georgia O'Keeffe
>
http://www.yawp.com/cjackson/okeeffe/okeeffe_bio.htm
> Georgia O'Keeffe
>
http://webpages.marshall.edu/~smith82/okeef.html
> Georgia O'Keeffe
>
http://sunsite.unc.edu/cjackson/okeeffe/
> Georgia O'Keeffe
>
http://www.ionet.net/~jellenc/okeeffe1.html (*Good site!)
> Georgia O'Keeffe
>
http://weber.u.washington.edu/~auntyem/georgia.html
>
>***Looked these up. Good.
>
>http://www.primenet.com/~arted
>
>
>www.greatamericanwomen.com/okeeffe.htm