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Re: second grade suggestions

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ARTNSOUL12_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Sun Sep 12 2004 - 04:00:41 PDT


In a message dated 09/11/2004 10:09:02 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
Nnaell@aol.com writes:
my ideas is to have them do
the same lesson with the oil crayon/butterly design, then do a yarn painting
of the same design.
I've done the oil crayon symmetrical butterfly lesson. It's wonderful
because they all look great and everyone is successful. I want to suggest having
the kids put a gloss medium over the finished thickly colored design. It
prevents smugging, intensifies the colors, and makes the work look like an oil
painting. I like the idea of transposing the design in yarn because the kids are
going to really have to look carefully at their designs to translate it into
yarn. For that reason, and for the purpose of building hand-eye coordination, I
would not have them trace their design to make a butterfly template for the
yarn design. Although the designs would be less "perfect", if they had to
"translate" their design to yarn instead, I think the kids would benefit more
from doing it this way. I don't know how you plan to execute this, but in any
case, it sounds like a great lesson for second grade!
Susan on Long Island

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