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Re: Art Clubs

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ARTNSOUL12_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Fri Oct 20 2000 - 20:16:43 PDT


In a message dated 10/20/00 8:54:56 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
gprandon@erols.com writes:

<< What do you do for Art Club? We are starting one at my middle
school and I need some ideas of paths to take.
Thanks.
Gabrielle >>

How big is your group?

Last year my art club was called Art Start and it was for grades k-2. We
made a variety of different kinds of books. Another year the club was for
grades 4&5 and the kids created a 16 ft. mural on masonite for the lobby of
the school. Both ideas could be adapted for middle school.

This year the club is for Grades 4&5. I have a large electric pottery wheel
in my room (with a seat and all). With a small club enrollment I am starting
off by teaching my club members to use the wheel. Even if you don't have a
wheel, how about using clay? Don't your kids love clay like mine do? After
throwing pots, we will be painting with acrylic paint on canvas (too
expensive for general classes). I wanted to make this year a real "fine arts
"experience. Paintings will go in an art club gallery in the school. Gonna
ask the PTA to fund the framing. Maybe these ideas aren't so original, but I
guess I'm just in the mood for them. Susan on Long Island