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> Re: Trees and Me Activities

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Clair/Lily Kerns (CWKerns)
Sun, 23 Nov 1997 13:22:47 -0600

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> Re: Trees and Me Activities
One of my favorite tree activities goes something like this: I give them
a week to find and study a special tree--one they can see everyday at home,
on the bus or at school. They are to learn all they can about it.

On "tree day" I give them a large sheet of paper and a 3 x 3 Post-a -note
which they are to place somewhere on their paper--and leave it there. Then
they draw their tree with as much skill, detail and feeling as they can
muster. They must draw over the Post-a Note as if it wasn't there. During
the next week they are to look at their tree again for more things they
missed the first round.

The next time we meet, they draw around the Post-a Note, then remove it.
In this little frame they are to draw something--anything--related to
"their" tree. The results are often intriguing as well as expressive.
This is an any season project--would make an interesting observational
series as well....

The idea came from seeing calendars which often incorporate a second
smaller and related image.


Lily Kerns CWKerns
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