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Re: aesthetic question

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KSchiavo00_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Thu Nov 09 2000 - 21:36:33 PST


As my inspiration/history lesson I chose to show/review marc Chagall's
stained glass windows. The kids thought they were really cool. The project I
followed with was an acrylic painting of a window. I discussed the "rule of
thirds" as we broke the window into three sections (not equal -but balanced)
with black lines. We discussed symbols and their meaning and usage. I then
asked them to think of 5 things that represent their own personality, ie.
baseball, phone, nail polish etc... assignment was to make 8 thumbnail
sketches of divided windows with their last initial centered and the 5
symbols around it (large enough to overlap).They chose their best composition
and a color scheme in which to paint it -then went to town. They were
beautiful! Got many complements and the students were very proud. I do
believe if you are organized and methodical in your presentation to the
students -all projects will be winners
Good luck - hope this gave you an idea
Kathy in Kalamazoo