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Re: Molas with H.S. students


From: Dave Wuerffel (wuerfeld_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Nov 06 2001 - 17:37:40 PST

When you return from New York could you please mail me a copy of your mola
lesson? It sounds quite interesting.
 Thanks, Jayne
You can send it to me at

----- Original Message -----
From: Stephanie Soper <>
To: ArtsEdNet Talk <>
Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2001 8:20 PM
Subject: Re: Molas with H.S. students

> Dear Colleen,
> My four classmates and I did a mola lesson at the local high school here
> in Boone, NC and it went over really well.
> We also just presented the slide show for our lesson at NCAEA this past
> weekend, so it is so great that you asked!
> I may be able to send a copy of the lesson to you, but I'm getting ready
> to go to NY this next week - maybe I could get it to you by the end of
> week? When are you planning to do the lesson?
> Some ideas:
> 1. The students were only given a week to work (1 and 1/2 hrs per day
> day) - this wasn't long enough, though, so we would suggest two weeks to
> work. (most of the works were approximately 8"x8").
> 2. You can have them tuck under the fabric if you'd like, but it can be a
> pain and takes way too much time!!!... I would suggest that they would get
> much more out of it if they just put one layer over another and sewed next
> to the edge of the fabric... if you want them to experience sewing the way
> that the Kuni/Cuni Indians do, then you may have them do a tiny skills
> where they tuck the fabric under.
> 3. My art class was ART III (some of my classmates classes were art I and
> II, so it works for all levels!) - I required them to have examples of
> reverse applique, applique, regular stitching, and then 3 types of
> embellishing stitches.
> 4. Tell them to be careful not to sew their molas to their pants!!hehe We
> had a couple of students accidentally do this - it was quite humorous, but
> little frustrating for them!
> I will be checking my e-mail regularly in NY also, so feel free to e-mail
> if you have any questions or want a copy of the lesson! If I think of
> anything else pertinent I'll let you know!
> <br><br><br><html><DIV>Stephanie Soper</DIV>
> <DIV>Art Education Major</DIV>
> <DIV>Appalachian State University</DIV></html>
> >From: "Colleen" <>
> >Reply-To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <>
> >To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <>
> >Subject: Molas with H.S. students
> >Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2001 15:15:36 -0800
> >
> >Hi everyone,
> >I'm looking for some tips here. I want to try to have my 10th graders
> >some simple Molas. I've done them (personally) before and I know they can
> >be time consuming, but I plan to restrict the number of layers the
> >students can do as well as the size. Has anyone tried this with before
> >with middle/high school students? If so, I'd love some tips and tricks to
> >make the project go smoother. Thanks!
> >
> >Colleen
> >
> >---
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