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Re: artsednet-digest V2 #987

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Stephanie Billingsley (teekart)
Tue, 13 Oct 1998 20:42:58 -0300


I discovered a series of videos called "Behind the Scenes".

This is an excellent series. I used to use it. Lost in a couple of years ago, in a teacher's room. Do buy it if you have the chance. S. Billingsley

artsednet-digest wrote:

> artsednet-digest Monday, October 12 1998 Volume 02 : Number 987
>
> This edition includes :
> Lúcia Laqua Vernissage Invitation
> Art Videos
> Fwd: Used crayons/ over-seas gifts
> Re: teaching gifted students--longer post
> Re: Used crayons/ encaustic painting
> pbs site for videos
> oops
> Trashing the artroom & the Solution
> Melted crayons- Health hazards
> Re: sheetrock
> Re: Melted crayons- Health hazards
> melted crayon ideas
> Re: Trashing the artroom & the Solution
> both ends
> Re: art videos for kids.- Behind the Scenes series
> scarecrows
> Calder
> calder again
> NAEA convention
> Re: Used crayons
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Date: Mon, 12 Oct 1998 15:48:07 -0300
> From: bazarin
> Subject: Lúcia Laqua Vernissage Invitation
>
> Dear ArtsEdNet:
>
> We would like to invite you for the exhibition "MOTION/LESS" of the Brazilian artist Lúcia Laqua.
>
> Open Show Cocktail: October, 22 1998 / 6:00pm to 8:00pm
>
> Exhibition: October, 14 1998 to November, 4 1998
>
> AGORA Gallery
> 560 Broadway
> Soho, New York
> NY 10012
>
> Information: Agora Gallery - 212-226-4151 / Fax: 212-966-4380
> Wagner Bazarin Art Gallery: 55-11-753-7132
> 55-11-419-0399 (Portuguese only)
>
> This is the first Lúcia Laqua's exhibition in New York, and she is growing fast in the international art market because her talent and her great quality artwork.
>
> You will be very important in this event.
>
> Thank you,
>
> Wagner Bazarin
> http://www.bazarin.com (Wagner Bazarin Art Gallery)
> http://www.bazarin.com/lucialaqua (Lúcia Laqua - Fine Contemporary Artwork)
> http://bazarin.nethosting.com/lucialaqua/ (Lúcia Laqua - Fine Contemporary Artwork)
> http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4839 (Lúcia Laqua - Fine Contemporary Artwork)
>
> PS: You can see a preview of the exhibition in the web sites above.
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Mon, 12 Oct 1998 12:14:01 -0700
> From: Ellen Jansen <jansene>
> Subject: Art Videos
>
> RE: Karen Hurt <khurt>
> Subject: Re: art videos for kids.
>
> I discovered a series of videos called "Behind the Scenes". I do not have
> the name of the company that produces them - I believe that they are a
> product of public television. Each episode covers one of the arts areas
> (music, dance, visual arts, drama...) They are informative, humorous and
> they invite "guest artists" (Carrie Mae Weems, David Hockney, William
> Wegman...) to talk about their work. The hosts for each segment are Penn
> and Teller.
>
> I liked them so much that I used them for my college foundations courses.
>
> Ellen Jansen
> jansene
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Mon, 12 Oct 1998 15:23:58 EDT
> From: Laurann65
> Subject: Fwd: Used crayons/ over-seas gifts
>
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> To: lharman
> Subject: Re: Used crayons/ over-seas gifts
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> You have to be careful about what you send over-seas. When people over-seas
> receive packages they are often charged very high fees to pick them up... I
> remember hearing this from a missionary friend. I think it is great to share,
> just make sure your gisft is really a blessing before you send it... find out
> what it will cost the recipient.
> :) Laura Allan
>
> In a message dated 10/11/98 8:50:40 PM Central Daylight Time, lharman
> writes:
>
> << Tracie,
> I teach elementary level art in the US and I am always amazed that my
> students DO still want the old broken crayons. Maybe it's because they
> are the younger ones. The other day I was getting rid of all my really
> short drawing pencils and I asked a fifth grade class if anyone wanted
> them. Almost every kid raised his hand! They were practically fighting
> over them. On the other hand, they are very sensitive kids and I think
> that they would much rather the supplies go to some other kids who
> really needed them. Maybe you could send me some pictures of that school
> and my kids could put together a big box of used supplies to send to
> them. Is this the school you teach at? Are you writing from Africa? I
> know my kids would love to help out.
>
> Lisa from PA >>
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> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Mon, 12 Oct 1998 19:14:20 +0200
> From: Collier Family <atla>
> Subject: Re: teaching gifted students--longer post
>
> Hi All,
>
> I am sending you all apoem written by a kid in HS.
> Keep in mind our shools are leftovers of the Victorian era and much
> stricter that school in the US.
>
> Regards
>
> Tracey
>
> Name THE SCHOOL SYSTEM Date
>
> Margin
> Lifeless brains sap
> Futile knowledge in desperate hope for nourishment
> But the system is perfect
> Official rule restrict,
> stunt,
> then exterminate,
> leaving a dead, empty shell, (but a perfect,empty shell,
> for the system is perfect.)
>
> Clause 3.1:
> Laughter prohibited in assemblies,excepting for the
> following cases:....
> Clause 3.2:
> Pupils are forbidden to....
> Clause 3.3:
> The following restrictions...
> Clause 3.4:
> Disciplinary measures will be....
> Clause 3.5:
> Failure to abide....
>
> But we are manufactured experiments of the system,
> The successful perfect system
> producing perfect packages
> of perfect people,
> replicas of the perfect system
> spitting out
> facts
> and
> figures
> molded arguments
> processed opinions.
>
> And we are the living computer programmed by the system,
> the efficient, perfect system which nourishes our intellecty
> to obesity
> but starves our spirit,
> caged,
> cornered,
> and caught in callous confinement.
>
> But the system is perfect, and so are its computerised
> programmes
> But...LOAD "PERSONALITY"
> LOAD "ORIGINALITY"
> LOAD "INDIVIDUALITY"
> LOAD " PERSONALITY"
> RUN
> ...
>
> PLEASE WAIT, DATA BEING PROCESSED
> ...
> SORRY, INSUFFICIENT INFORMATION AVAILABLE.
>
> But the system is perfect.
> Rule off.
>
> S. Keenan
> Form V
> Kloof High
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Mon, 12 Oct 1998 15:31:06 EDT
> From: Laurann65
> Subject: Re: Used crayons/ encaustic painting
>
> My professor in college had made a wood 'box' with a lightbulb inside, it was
> designed to hold a muffin tin, in each muffin space we put a different color
> of old crayons. They melted, but weren't too hot. We used Q-tips to apply
> them to do encaustic painting.
> :) Laura Allan
>
> the oldIn a message dated 10/12/98 8:05:32 AM Central Daylight Time,
> MrsSpyboy writes:
>
> << I have a great idea for recycling those small broken crayons! I used to
> use
> them for encaustic painting! The kids loved it! I would melt the crayons
> and
> allow the children to use old paintbrushes to paint the wax on small pieces
> of
> scrap wood. They built the wax up layer upon layer and make lovely sculpted
> paintings they were proud of! They are so unique that it inspires the
> students to the point that they don't want to stop! LOL! >>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Mon, 12 Oct 1998 16:17:49 -0400
> From: Kurt Hasselman <kprs>
> Subject: pbs site for videos
>
> Just thought you might want to see the pbs site for videos to purchase.
>
> San D
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Mon, 12 Oct 1998 17:34:12 -0400
> From: Kurt Hasselman <kprs>
> Subject: oops
>
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> Just thought you might want to see the pbs site for videos to purchase.
>
> San D
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> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Mon, 12 Oct 1998 17:52:22 EDT
> From: BluesTruth
> Subject: Trashing the artroom & the Solution
>
> Hi, Gang-
>
> Well, It's been a week since my room was trashed by my 8th grade darlings in
> my school, and I'll be seeing them tomorrow. They think they will be walking
> in the room, as if nothing happened, and I'll be handing out all the art
> supplies!. HAH! They got a good thing coming--right, friends?! Thanks to
> your excellent advice, I have decided on a plan. I owe it to all of you to
> share---here what I plan to say to them :
> "When you left the art room last week, you trashed it. I was very disapointed
> because I thought you really enjoyed art and you were proud of what you
> accomplished in this room. Apparently you don''t have the respect for the
> subject as I thought you did, so until the person who vandalized comes
> forward, and shows remorse(and I will not have anyone coming up to me saying,
> he or she did it), we will be studying vocabulary words (Art vocabulary is on
> board plus other words such as respect, honesty, honor, courtesy, etc.) that
> you will be looking up in the dictionary and writing the definitions. I do
> not have enough supplies to spare (especially after this offense of last
> week). I must give them to the students who are serious about art and do not
> vandalize. Please bring dictionaries and pencils to class. I will not be
> able to give you any supplies, even pencils or paper until the person comes
> forward. "
>
> How does that sound? Love to hear from you. Once again, thanks for your
> great support!
> Bluestruth
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Mon, 12 Oct 1998 18:12:02 -0500
> From: gregjuli
> Subject: Melted crayons- Health hazards
>
> Hi all,
> Using melted crayons are indeed a motivating media for students, but be aware of
> the health hazards. Regular petroleum based crayons (Crayola) produce fumes (when
> melted) that are not healthy. If you have excellent venilation in the room it
> should be fine. Also, maybe the kids might not be bothered by the fumes for a
> couple of days, but do you want to expose yourself year after year to this health
> hazard? I switched to the Prang soy- based crayons for my crayon batiks. They
> work nicely and no toxic fumes for me or kids. As far s my left over Crayola
> crayons----well I 'll have to use them for some other projects. Hmmmm, maybe some
> resist work?
>
> MaryB
>
> MrsSpyboy wrote:
>
> > I have a great idea for recycling those small broken crayons! I used to use
> > them for encaustic painting! The kids loved it! I would melt the crayons and
> > allow the children to use old paintbrushes to paint the wax on small pieces of
> > scrap wood.
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Mon, 12 Oct 1998 19:23:25 EDT
> From: NARJAY
> Subject: Re: sheetrock
>
> Hello all,
>
> I am the husband of a teacher, just reading though this stuff. Sheetrock is
> basically harmless. If you want to use it after you cut it, I suggest putting
> a piece of 1 1/2 inch masking tape over the exposed sides. It chips, and
> breaks away quite easy, This will eliminate the dust problem as well.
>
> I have another suggestion. Drywall mud is VERy inexpensive. If you made
> slabs using it, the kids can carve into it. Not as much dust as drywall, and
> cheaper. I suggest making a square box with 1" x 1" wood, filling the box in
> with the mud and let dry. then break it into pieces and let them goto work.
>
> And there you have a petroglyph lesson.
>
> THE ARTIST
> (formerly known as Meg's husband Jay)
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Mon, 12 Oct 1998 16:56:06 -0700
> From: Maggie White <mwhite>
> Subject: Re: Melted crayons- Health hazards
>
> gregjuli wrote:
> >
> > Hi all,
> > Using melted crayons are indeed a motivating media for students, but be aware of
> > the health hazards. Regular petroleum based crayons (Crayola) produce fumes (when
> > melted) that are not healthy.
>
> Another caveat: Never melt wax over direct heat. I place an old metal
> roasting pan over the two hot-plate burners, half-filled it with hot
> water, and placed a muffin tin with the crayons and a small pan of batik
> wax in it.
>
> Maggie
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Mon, 12 Oct 1998 20:54:47 -0700
> From: shannon frey <freysc.edu>
> Subject: melted crayon ideas
>
> I just thought that I would add ideas to the crayon melting. I taught an
> art class this summer with schoolage children, and we melted crayons on wax
> paper with a hot plate. From the melted crayon on the wax paper we then
> created designs of flowers and butterflies as an ouline, around the melted
> crayon design. We taped them to the window and they created a stained
> glass feeling. We then painted the window as a landscape to bring together
> our flower theme for the summer. I do not know if this is much help,
> because I am not a degreed art education major yet. I just have alot of
> ideas that I have encorporated with my summer teaching. I have other ideas
> with crayon melting if anyone else is interested.
> Shannon Frey
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Mon, 12 Oct 1998 21:03:52 EDT
> From: Skiart
> Subject: Re: Trashing the artroom & the Solution
>
> To BluesTruth
> In a message dated 98-10-12 18:11:50 EDT, you write:
>
> << I do not have enough supplies to spare (especially after this offense of
> last
> week). I must give them to the students who are serious about art and do not
> vandalize. Please bring dictionaries and pencils to class. I will not be
> able to give you any supplies, even pencils or paper until the person comes
> forward. " >>
>
> Yes, your plan for tomorrow is perfect. I am going to use it on a 4th grade
> who took 2 paper punches that belong to me. I counted at the end of class, and
> no one produced them, I posted a sign during lunch (before they went home for
> the day) for the homeroom teacher to inform them that they will be using only
> their scissors next class, (won't be using the Fiskar paper edgers nor the
> paper punches).
> Kids always take supplies in my district, but I am not going to let everything
> dwindle. I'll talk about team building and challenging projects. I want to
> instill caring for each other and the materials I provide for them. (Usually
> kids aren't too concerned about other classes not having enough.) I do not
> plan to consequence the kid, just have him write a promise he won't do this to
> his classmates and me again. Sue
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Mon, 12 Oct 1998 20:46:12 -0600
> From: artsmart (Peggi Brewton)
> Subject: both ends
>
> Please, guys, hold on a minute...
> 1. how sharp do you sharpen those things?!
> 2. I've (thankfully) never had an accident like the one mentioned - sorry
> that anyone else had to experience it;
> and
> 3. my students (elementary) NEVER walk around with items in their hands -
> no reason to. Pencils, scissors, glue, brushes, etc. are all kept in
> containers, placed on tables, and used AT that table. Why would one have
> elementary aged children walking around with pointed objects? Seems like
> waiting for trouble to happen.
>
> As a matter of point, I've been commended on my safety procedures in my Art
> room by a dozen teachers and my principal at my school...
>
> Thanks for the vent...
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Mon, 12 Oct 1998 20:26:51 -0000
> From: Melissa Enderle <enderlml.wi.us>
> Subject: Re: art videos for kids.- Behind the Scenes series
>
> >I need to get more information about the video series "Behind the
> >Scenes....".
> >I understand from Donna (Donzart) that they are wonderful, but I don't know
> >who produces them or where to order them. Help,anyone?
> The company which produces Behind the Scenes is GPN. Yes, it is a nice
> series. Entertaining and informative.
>
> ____________________________
> | Melissa Enderle |
> /)|enderlml.wi.us |(\
> / )|
> __( ( art teacher/ adaptive art ) )__
> ((( \ \ > /_) \ < / / )))
> (\\\ \ \_/ / \ \_/ / ///)
> \ / \ /
> \ _/ \_ /
> / / \ \
> / / \ \
> Melissa Enderle
> enderlml.wi.us
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Mon, 12 Oct 1998 21:34:20 EDT
> From: BaaaRamU
> Subject: scarecrows
>
> has anyone ever done anything with scarecrows as a lesson?
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Mon, 12 Oct 1998 21:32:46 EDT
> From: BaaaRamU
> Subject: Calder
>
> Would anybody be willing to share any lessons they have done using Alexander
> Calder as a starting point? I love his work, but haven't come up with a good
> lesson, especially a mobile lesson. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> Holly
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Mon, 12 Oct 1998 21:36:21 EDT
> From: BaaaRamU
> Subject: calder again
>
> I forgot to mention on my earlier post that I am looking for elementary level
> lessons on calder (rather than secondary) thanks
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Mon, 12 Oct 1998 21:37:41 EDT
> From: BaaaRamU
> Subject: NAEA convention
>
> when and where is the convention this year? DC?
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Mon, 12 Oct 1998 20:50:44 -0500
> From: Ellyn Wenk <ellyn>
> Subject: Re: Used crayons
>
> Lisa
>
> For those students who do still want the old broken crayons. Maybe they
> could try this recipe:
>
> > Crayon
> > Cookies
> > non-stick
> > muffin tin
> > peeled crayons
> > (variety of colors)
> >
> >
> > Place peeled crayons in muffin tins. Use six or seven regular crayons
> > for thick end product. Use a variety of colors. Place tins in a 250
> > degree oven until
> > crayons have melted. Turn off oven, and when oven is completely
> > cooled remove pan (not before). Push on bottom of tin and cookie
> > crayons will pop out.
> >
> >
> > .
> > I got this recipe from the preschool site with recipes that was listed
> > here by Sandra.
>
> Ellyn
>
> >
> >
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
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