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re:coathanger tubes?

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Rob Morey (raboo)
Sat, 8 May 1999 08:47:27 -0700


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Hi Bunki,
First question is, where in the world did you get 300 cardboard =
hangers? I'm thinking that these are the small tightly rolled tubes, =
and if that is the case, think a sculpture is in order. I did my =
student teaching at a high school in Modesto, CA. (land of cows, =
turkeys, peaches and NASCO.) My final, end of the year project was to =
create a large, outdoor sculpture out of nothing but rolled newspaper =
and masking tape. Your cardboard tubes would work wonderfully. Have =
the kids tape them together to form a three-sided pyramid. 6 tubes for =
each pyramid. Then tape the pyramids together and build, build, build! =
I gave my students extra credit if I could walk under or through their =
finished piece. Some decided to go purely abstract, ( good idea by the =
way.) Others wanted to "build something." We were doing great until it =
rained. What were once giant windmills and 15 foot high figures, became =
bugs, or 15 foot long reclining figures. We all learned a lesson about =
being flexible. Needless to say, you'll burn through your 300 tubes in =
no time. Also, I heard of teachers who have done this in a classroom. =
They had the students start building free forms on top of their tables =
and eventually connecting each of the forms to one and the other, =
creating a very interesting environment. I think that this would be =
really fun and the idea of "environment" is interesting. However, the =
fire marshal doesn't like it at all. Now, if you could just get 100 =
rolls of masking tape, you'd be set. =20
Let me know what you decide to do.

Having fun, looking for work, here in sunny San Diego,
Rob Morey

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Hi Bunki,
    First question = is, where in=20 the world did you get 300 cardboard hangers?  I'm thinking that = these are=20 the small tightly rolled tubes, and if that is the case, think a = sculpture is in=20 order.  I did my student teaching at a high school in Modesto, CA. = (land of=20 cows, turkeys, peaches and NASCO.) My final, end of the year project was = to=20 create a large, outdoor sculpture out of nothing but rolled newspaper = and=20 masking tape.  Your cardboard tubes would work wonderfully.  = Have the=20 kids tape them together to form a three-sided pyramid.  6 tubes for = each=20 pyramid.  Then tape the pyramids together and build, build, = build!  I=20 gave my students extra credit if I could walk under or through their = finished=20 piece.  Some decided to go purely abstract, ( good idea by the = way.) =20 Others wanted to "build something."  We were doing great = until it=20 rained. What were once giant windmills and 15 foot high figures, became = bugs, or=20 15 foot long reclining figures.  We all learned a lesson about = being=20 flexible.  Needless to say, you'll burn through your 300 tubes in = no=20 time.  Also, I heard of teachers who have done this in a = classroom. =20 They had the students start building free forms on top of their tables = and=20 eventually connecting each of the forms to one and the other, creating a = very=20 interesting environment.  I think that this would be really fun and = the=20 idea of "environment" is interesting.  However, the fire = marshal=20 doesn't like it at all.  Now, if you could just get 100 rolls of = masking=20 tape, you'd be set. 
Let me know what you decide to = do.
 
Having fun, looking for work, here in sunny San=20 Diego,
Rob Morey
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