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Re: Free time activities


From: Judy Nagel (jdnag_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Oct 03 2001 - 07:25:39 PDT

FYI Design Synetics can be found on page 386 in the main Sax catalog,
product # 572 9512 $27.95. Art Synetics can be found in the Sax Visual
Art Resources catalog on page 35, product #572 952V $20.95. Hope this
helps. Judy
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Sent: Monday, October 01, 2001 3:59 PM
Subject: Re: Free time activities


I found that the "Synectics" books (Art Synectics and Design Syectics) are
great for short handout type activities using creative thinking. Not all of
them can be done on a handout, but it should give you some good ideas. I
forget the auther right now. (Nicolas Roukes)

I have developed several short one-page activities to do with my older
elem.- 5th and 6th graders...using Synectic theories.

Jim W.

Jim Wittstruck
M. W. Savage Elementary
Savage, MN 55044

>>> 09/30/01 09:52PM >>>
How about the "Anti-Art Coloring Books" or some of the coloring books of
famous artworks. I have a coloring sheet of "The Scream" and "Starry Night"
(two of my favorites). The students color on these when they are finished,
and after most students have had a chance to color these I bring out the
"real" paintings. Students are always amazed at how differently they
interpreted the subjects. I also have tons of "How to Draw" books, fun art
type books (optical illusions, origami, etc).

> Does anyone have any good ideas/handouts for middle schoolers who finish
> projects early? I hate to have them just draw in their sketchbook
> because they often have no idea what to draw. I have a couple of
> handouts but need a lot more. Any ideas? (I teach 6th and 7th grade).
> Thanks!
> -Krista