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Foil Guys

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Sharon Henneborn (heneborn)
Sat, 03 Oct 1998 00:44:39 -0600


Thanks to jerl in SC, Carolyn Roberts, and Linda in MI ( Sept.20 in the
archives)
There is an invasion in my school of little foil guys. Music teacher
wants a chorus and a bell choir to sit on her piano and file cabinets.
The band director has put in his request. NEVER HAD SO MUCH FUN!!! AND
I USUALLY HAVE LOTS OF FUN!
First we make them and then we pose them and then we try to get our
bodies to bend into the same pose! Then we pose a student model and
make all our foil guys get into that shape. ~~Much faster and easier on
the model. We haven't come to the sketching stage yet. Something to
look forward to.

Last spring the first graders reported the highlights of their trip to
Princeton Univ. Museum ~~ the mummies 1st and the pre columbian figures
2nd . I've been thinking about a follow up and Bingo! Little foil guys
mummies wrapped in the sticky paper or masking tape. Pre columbian
figures might be a stretch.

We have a source of what we call sticky paper (the leftovers from a
company that makes bumper stickers etc.) It comes in gold, silver,
white, and wild fluorescent colors. Kids call them the volcanoe colors.
Now I see little "in the style of" Kieth Haring characters running
around the school~ foil guys covered in wild volcanoe colors. Designs
with markers! Oh ! Where will it all end!

Last spring I taught them to fold an origami Titanic and the teachers
complained that they were turning every piece of paper into Titanics.
Parents even had their mail folded into Titanics. So far there have
been no complaints that the foil guys have invaded the community but
give it time!

Sharon Henneborn in NJ


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