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Re: quick, cool lesson for 3rd

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Date: Mon Oct 09 2000 - 08:47:09 PDT


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> I need a quick (one hour?) lesson to do with my 3rd
> graders. We've been working on a still life mosaic
> for a few weeks. Now we have only 1 week to do a
> project for the Art To Remember folks (the magnet
> thing). Anyway, all grade levels are finished but
> this one, and I'm stumped. All my faves are longer
> than one lesson. Something really colorful!

Crayon Resist with Sprayed Color

Something I do with kids about this age that they love is a simple crayon
resist, but on nice big heavy paper....about 2'x3' or whatever you can find.
I usually go to the local print shop (not a copy shop) and see what's in
their recycle bin. I love finding huge posters...use the clean side. If you
can find anything big and heavy, use the largest white drawing paper you
have.

So, they draw, draw, draw/color, color, color whatever they like. They
should use heavy color, pressing on the crayons to make their marks shiny
and not too soft. (Any white space that is left will be colored with paint
from the resist step.)

For the resist, have some hand spray bottles or mister bottles filled with
Liquid Watercolors (available from Discount School Supply, and probably
something similar from Sax) - or use a bright thinned tempera - and spray
the crayon drawing. Then quickly take a spatula or square of cardboard and
smear the sprayed paint...it's cool to smear some areas and leave some areas
sprayed/speckled.

My suggestion is to try the technique the day before on smaller paper, so
the kids can get the feel of it, and then get into it without the need to
experiment too much for the real project. And stress that there is "no right
way, and no wrong way" for this art project to turn out. You will get so
many different results -- it will be exciting.

I have tons of one hour type art ideas if you need something else. Just tell
me what type of art you are interested in: collage, sculpture, drawing,
painting, and so on.
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MaryAnn Kohl
maryann@brightring.com
:o)

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&gt; I need a quick (one hour?) lesson to do with my 3rd<BR>
&gt; graders. &nbsp;We've been working on a still life mosaic<BR>
&gt; for a few weeks. &nbsp;Now we have only 1 week to do a<BR>
&gt; project for the Art To Remember folks (the magnet<BR>
&gt; thing). &nbsp;Anyway, all grade levels are finished but<BR>
&gt; this one, and I'm stumped. All my faves are longer<BR>
&gt; than one lesson. &nbsp;Something really colorful!<BR>
<BR>
<B>Crayon Resist with Sprayed Color<BR>
</B><BR>
Something I do with kids about this age that they love is a simple crayon r=
esist, but on nice big heavy paper....about 2'x3' or whatever you can find. =
I usually go to the local print shop (not a copy shop) and see what's in the=
ir recycle bin. I love finding huge posters...use the clean side. If you can=
find anything big and heavy, use the largest white drawing paper you have.<=
BR>
<BR>
So, they draw, draw, draw/color, color, color whatever they like. They shou=
ld use heavy color, pressing on the crayons to make their marks shiny and no=
t too soft. (Any white space that is left will be colored with paint from th=
e resist step.)<BR>
<BR>
For the resist, have some hand spray bottles or mister bottles filled with =
Liquid Watercolors (available from Discount School Supply, and probably some=
thing similar from Sax) - or use a bright thinned tempera - and spray the cr=
ayon drawing. Then quickly take a spatula or square of cardboard and smear t=
he sprayed paint...it's cool to smear some areas and leave some areas spraye=
d/speckled.<BR>
<BR>
My suggestion is to try the technique the day before on smaller paper, so t=
he kids can get the feel of it, and then get into it without the need to exp=
eriment too much for the real project. And stress that there is &quot;no rig=
ht way, and no wrong way&quot; for this art project to turn out. You will ge=
t so many different results -- it will be exciting.<BR>
<BR>
<BR>
I have tons of one hour type art ideas if you need something else. Just tel=
l me what type of art you are interested in: collage, sculpture, drawing, pa=
inting, and so on.<BR>
--------------------------------<BR>
MaryAnn Kohl<BR>
maryann@brightring.com<BR>
:o)<BR>
<BR>
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