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Lesson Plans

re: Michael McWillie -studio suggestion

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Teri Sanford Mason (terily)
Sun, 23 May 1999 09:51:18 -0500

The obvious choice, to me, is something to do with dogs. How about a
collage using fake fur with real textures? Since expressive eyes are a
part of McWillie's work, maybe have some of those wiggle eyes available
or big pieces of felt that could be cut into eye shapes. I teach K-12
and even the older kids DO love their pets, to draw them to talk about
them. You could have photos of different types of dogs so even if a
child doesn't own a dog, they could find their favorite one (I have yet
to find a child who doesn't have a favorite dog, even if they've never
seen one in real life!)

Since he has been involved with advertising, another idea would be to
create an ad for a product (could involve dogs, again). Also, he did
some filmmaking, so something revolving around that idea. Or since he
is a Texas boy, a dog dressed as a "true Texan" (the different
interpretations would be interesting.)

Good luck! My husband's family is from Ozona, so next time we are there
I will try to get over to the San Angelo museum (didn't even know there
was one!!)

teri mason