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Re: Postcard Lesson

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Kimberly Calkins (calkinsk)
Mon, 5 Oct 1998 17:27:55 -0500

> Now, the real reason I'm writing is to ask about other ways of using
> postcards. Do any of you have tried and true activities, games, writing or
> other experiences that you love doing with your students? I thought that
> together we could all brainstorm the perfect postcard activity list! Marian

Hello ArtsEdNetters!
I am currently student teaching at Northview High School in Brazil,
Indiana. One of the classes I am teaching is an advanced art class
consisting of nine students. The next lesson I will be planning for
this class is a postcard assignment. Using disposable cameras,
students will take pictures of local sites of the city in which
resemble some place special to them personally or that is important
to the community. After the pictures are developed, students will
work from their photographs and create a postcard. The students will
work on paper/tag board proportionate to postcard size (ie: 2:1) and
work in the medium of choice. Students will create a composition on
one side, and write the postcard on the other side. Once all the
large sized postcards are finished, we will reduce and color xerox
their artworks. Everyone in class will get a copy of one another's
color xerox postcards. (You could also reduce and xerox a pencil
drawing and have students work in their media of choice, and then
give a copy to every student.) When I pitched the idea to the
students, they were really excited about receiving their friends'
"postcard artworks".

Kimberly Calkins