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Re: funky lettering or grafiiti art lesson plans?

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menichino (menichino)
Sun, 3 Oct 1999 20:57:56 -0400

Hi Eliza --
One of my student teachers did a neat lesson using photocopied "letters"
from other languages -- like arabic letter forms, russian, etc.. They were
to cut these shapes out and place them on a 3" square piece of paper to
create a design -- using partial letter shapes, upside-down or sideways
letter shapes, etc. Then, because we needed to reinforce ruler use (this
was with 4th graders) she had them create a 1" grid on top of their papers,
and then translate the shapes to a 9" square piece of paper (using a 3"grid
to correlate). Then they used pen and ink to fill in the letter shapes so
there was an enlargement of their original designs. We displayed the small
& large together and it really was striking!
Liz in rural NY

> Does anyone have a lesson plan based on lettering? My inner city
> 6th-9th graders love bubble letters and graffiti art . . . we have
> 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?