I am always looking for ideas that answer my survey
respondents needs...browse some that I share in this
email. Mainly for high school and middle school -- but
some very doable with elementary. I will ONLY write up
a lesson plan for these ideas if folks send me images
that they did and a brief how they did it with their
students. I'll share the images ASAP - the
lesson plans will take time.
An Artists Tour of the Fisher College of Business at
Ohio State University -The Art of Leadership:
For those who don't want more ideas - just save the
link above to visit later. Amanda Linn - if reading -
this site has brief artists' statements that are worth
Create your own "mandalas with a message" - literally
Folks who are looking for what to do with scrap mat
board and scrap paper...combine with technology
(computer letters) -- or do with real mosaic
and combine wit Scrabble board letters - for your own
messages - Cool idea! I do like Barbara Kruger's work
(my guess is this is her concept - someone
else did the actual work -- just a theory). I want
this on IAD if anyone gets inspired.
Also...GOOD NEWS! Sculpture by Barbara Chavou
This artist has done artist in residencies in Lima
ArtSpace and the Lima City Schools. Her work is very
doable with kids - using corrugated cardboard - or
foamcore board - or Dow Styrofoam - or recycled
Styrofoam...Credit her with the idea of using puffy
paints on art. I got the idea from her (just couldn't
remember her name) -- sure changed the way I
did art with kids. More on her to come (soon). I want
a lesson on her on IAD if any one gets inspired.
Attention Photo people -- check out this idea...very
interesting - math integration too:
sure to click more ideas too - If anyone does this - I
want it on IAD.
PHOTO PEOPLE! WOW!!!
Laura Bova - math integration - tessellation and
reflection - is this doable with kids? IAD is
"Bova likes to take a scene and alter it through
photography, using different lenses and
Bridget Boss - Math meets ceramics (this is glass -
but you can do clay):
http://fisher.osu.edu/art/boss/boss.htm Let me know if
you get inspired... I am looking for more work by her
too - she does number with everything she
does. "I include numbers in everything I do, and enjoy
making equations which render a mathematical dialogue
in the creation of a piece of artwork."
Doable-Ceramic relief - make a cardboard relief panel
(include gadgets too - nuts and bolts - computer parts
and such)- press in clay - finish both
relief panels with antique brown patina and display
side by side:
http://fisher.osu.edu/art/lollar/lollar.htm I will
link this idea up to the ceramic relief lesson on IAD
A different theme to think about for African Art -
Bernard Bore http://fisher.osu.edu/art/bore/bore.htm
this is for folks wanting to know what to carve out of
their plaster blocks that they cast. "Some Shona
works take their themes from African folklore,
while others rely on abstract forms. Stylized animals,
gods, spirits, ancestors, and totems are the most
popular subjects." Let me know if this
sparks and ideas - I want it on IAD.
A different type of "Quilt" - mixed media on board -
might spark a mural idea for your building? Calista
"Business expertise is an art as well as a science. A
grid format seemed an appropriate way of expressing
this diversity......I spiked the grid with
symbols of our strides in business from earlier in
this century, as well as many images that I hope will
be identified with the present."
Here is one even elementary kids can do!
"series of sculptures and reliefs in clay, cast paper,
and aluminum, based on the juxtaposition of
architectural fragments." How about - Cardboard
relief covered with aluminum foil and patina of Indian
ink or shoe polish - Clay relief tiles - wood relief
panels. IAD wants to know if this sparks an
Elementary, too - FISH! Charlotte Lees
Very doable with clay - patterns inspired by nature -
patterns inspired by cultres " I have chosen the fish
as my metaphor. Using this recognizable form, I
integrate designs that find their origins in diverse
cultures. Fish Tales represents ethnic patterns from
African, Inuit, prehistoric, and Asian cultures. It
retells the story of many people." Storytelling fish!
If you don't have clay - try paper mache - still
doable. Create your own kind of animal tales.
What led me to this site? Kris Fontes' reply to
Faith's Story Quilts --which got me to tell her about
Aminah Robinson - which sent me looking for images
to share with Kris......which brought me to this page:
(Here is Kris Fontes' email address if anyone wants to
thank her for these great ideas
firstname.lastname@example.org-- smile Kris!)
High school teachers in particular (middle school too)
- If you are stumped for ideas - tour each building -
a real "Idea Factory" IAD is interested if these
artists spark a project.
I looked at every work on this site - just pointed out
a few to you...Enjoy the rest at your leisure.
ArtsEdNetters who view this kind of post as a waste of
your time - please do not tell me. I spent two hours
preparing this email. I enjoyed it - and hope it
sparks some new lesson plans for Incredible Art
Department. So many want more lessons plans.