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Lesson Plans

Re: Archibald Motley's "Blues" 1929

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Woody Duncan (wduncan)
Thu, 28 Oct 1999 18:23:25 -0500

Last year my theme was Kansas City Jazz. I used Archibald Motley's
"Blues" 1929 as an exemplar. One of the prints is on my lesson plans
This year I'm doing Native American Art as a theme.
The collograph process I describe in the lesson is cheap until you buy
the ink, but it uses less ink than most printmaking cause you do all the
colors at once.
Later, Woody in KC

BluesTruth wrote:
> Hi Group!
> I bought a gorgeous print of Archibald Motley's "Blues" (painted in 1929)at
> the Art Institute of Chicago last week. Has anyone ever used Motley's work
> for a unit connecting music and art? I would love to hear from you about
> that. I would present this to my middle and upper grades (3-8). I need
> something uncomplicated, simple, cheap, of course (my middle name). Collage
> of musical instrument they find in the painting?
> I'm at a loss for a really exciting project for this exciting print.
> Thanks so much!!
> Bluestruth (Jill)

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