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Re: funky lettering or grafiiti art lesson plans?

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John Kupcinski (jckup)
Fri, 1 Oct 1999 23:50:41 -0500

In the March '95 issue of "Arts & Activities" a lettering activity used a
fish design, with the students' names appearing inside the fish body.
Patterns of lines and shapes (black ink) filled in the negative spaces
between the letters, which were left white.

I used this with 6th graders several years back. For a historical
reference I shared a picture of a fish by Richard Hunt (Discover Art 6, by
Davis Publications) done in the Northwest Coast, Native American style. We
studied their stylized line work which is usually painted on carved wooden

At the time, my sixers were a bouncy group and they really got into the
repetitive line/pattern design of this project. Even those whose lettering
skills were minimal produced a successful design. And because they each
had to draw their own fish outline, and create their own line/pattern
'filler,' each student's work was unique.

Hope this helps.

Eliza wrote:
>Does anyone have a lesson plan based on lettering?