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RE: funky lettering or grafiiti art lesson plans?

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Deb Mortl (dmortl)
Fri, 01 Oct 1999 14:52:16 CDT

I also did something like this in elementary school, but an easier process
is to fold the paper in half, and have the kids write their name on the fold
before it is unfolded. Then they cut out around the lines of their name
(negative space too, if they can) and unfold it and make it into something.
Glue the finished "bug, butterfly, etc" onto colored construction paper.
They look great!

>Another fun one to do with letters is Name Insects.
>1. Students fold paper in half (hot dog fold)
>2. Students unfold paper
>3. Using the fold line as a base line students write their name. They need
>to press very hard and if you can use oil pastels they work better than
>4. Fold the paper back with the name inside and rub hard (the flat part of
>a ruler works well.
>5. Open the paper, the lines of the name should have transferred.
>6. Go over the transferred lines with the same color
>7. Turn the paper in different directions looking at the pattern.
>8. When you start to see something that could be made into eyes, nose,
>start coloring in the features with crayons or oil pastels.
>9. When the design is finished, paint over the picture with water colors
>a crayon resist.
>Kimberly Herbert
>CAM Administrator
>San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts/Children's Art Museum
>-----Original Message-----
>[] On Behalf Of Eliza Jones
>Sent: Friday, October 01, 1999 8:11 AM
>To: art list
>Subject: funky lettering or grafiiti art lesson plans?
> Does anyone have a lesson plan based on lettering? My inner city
>6th-9th graders love bubble letters and graffiti art . . . we have limited
>materials right now and I'm looking for cool lesson plans that sneak in
>of the principles of design while kids learn how to design their own
>alphabets or letter forms.
> Suggestions?

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