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Re: Art activities to teach other cultures

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Sheryl Ann McCoy (smccoy)
Sat, 10 Oct 1998 10:52:38 -0700


Maggie and Lai Shu-Ju Alice,

This is very funny and surreal to me! I wonder what the kids want to use in their art work? This is weird to me, but not to them I guess.

Do they want you to use imported feathers, mud and other found things, just as long as we paid for them, or ordered them?

Don't they know about the tower in Watts, New Orleans folk art, KS cement art sculptures? Maybe it is there way of rejecting adults attempt to reduce, reuse, or recycle.

What if you brought some found things (without labels) in and told them a friend from another country had sent them to you? Maybe some pheasant feathers or peacock feathers from the zoo, or other local junk.

This would be an excellent art in society experiment!

Trying not to laugh too much, but kids can be very funny.

8-) Sheryl

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On Sat, 10 Oct 1998 07:16:46 Maggie White wrote: >Lai Shu-Ju Alice wrote: >> >> Believe or not many students did not see the art work that made from recycle >> material or any found objects as a serious/good art work. <snip> > >An interesting observation! I've seen the same reaction in my students, >but thought it was "just them." They have a real resistance to using >found materials in their work. > >Maggie >

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