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Responding to the message of Thu, 16 Oct 1997 20:00:54 -0400
from Smurthwaite <quintus>:
> neal rosenblum wrote:
> > This should be a really simple request for all of you art teachers.
> > But
> > I could use some help. I teach first grade. What are some really
> > creative and artsy ways to explore the fall, leaves, and trees.
> > Thanks a lot.
> > neal rosenblum
> > Boulder, CO
> - Drop Indian Ink onto paper and blow with straws to get branching.
> Draw leaves or sponge paint green, yellow, orange, red
> - make "Y" trees with brown strips of paper (to show how trees branch)
> We make about 4 (for a whole forest) and sponge paint leaves.
> We then use the eraser on a pencil and dip it into red paint and dot
> for apples. Some apples have fallen on the ground.
> - use clay and roll out, trace a big leaf and cut out of clay, put the
> clay into a paper bowl. Fire when dry then glaze and fire again.
> voila', a clay leaf dish.
> - Draw a tree trunk with crayon, draw tree leaves like a big cloud. Go
> outside and find some leaves, trace them into the cloud of the tree.
> Color them with crayon. Paint the tree with green water color for
> crayon resist.
> - I saw where kids laid leaves onto a paper and someone spray painted
> over them. They drew in the veins.
> Good luck.
> Kelly in CT