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Re: Need art activity for staff meeting!

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From: marcy bogdanich (marcy_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Nov 05 2002 - 17:18:35 PST


Make a structure out of craft straws and string...no tape, glue etc. just string and straws..can then pick who's is tallest, sturdiest, most creative etc.
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  From: BibelotsOutpost@aol.com
  To: ArtsEdNet Talk
  Sent: Monday, November 04, 2002 11:53 PM
  Subject: Need art activity for staff meeting!

  The principal asked me if I would lead an art activity at the
  next staff meeting. Sure, says me! Then think... what to do??!
  I thought first of doing CD tops. I have some made, just need
  markers, bring in the top collection. All set.
  Wait!
  Now I learn that this is to be a community-building activity...
  something akin to the stress-challenge ropes course we
  did at our inservice, but from a different perspective.
  Teamwork, trust, collaborative... that kind of thing.
  OK... now what? Another factor is time - 20 minutes.
  Another factor is prep. I don't want to spend hours getting
  ready for this 20 minute activity, and I've just been diagnosed
  with a carpal tunnel injury (paper cutter marathon), so I'm
  trying to take it easy with preps this week.
  So far the only thing I've come up with is a Cadavre Exquis -
  (a parlor game played by french artists in 1920s).
  In the Sept/Oct issue of Somerset Studio there is a spread
  by a high school teacher using this collaborative collage
  technique. She used magazines for the collage work to
  wonderful effect. The only other thing I can think of is some
  kind of teamwork activity - making a kinetic sculpture or somesuch.
  Anybody have any ideas or suggestions for me?
  Thanks in advance! ---
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