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Re: class dismissed

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lindwood_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Sat Sep 18 2004 - 05:52:28 PDT


Sometimes I tell my kids to do things as they walk to the door...things
that have to do with their table artists. For example, one of the
posters I have on the wall for Escher is the Waterfall where the river
flows uphill on a rooftop. One day I told them to move like a river
flowing backwards to the door. one day I told them to turn from day
into night as they walked to the door. I told the Renoirs to dance a
waltz to the door. On another day I told them to pinch their cheeks til
they were really rosy and walk in their most elegant clothes to the
door. The Matisses had to form a group organic shape while holding
hands as they walked to the door. One day the Matisses had to walk in a
pattern to the door. O'Keefes had to walk like a skeleton to the door,
slither like a desert snake to the door, and one day had to hold GIANT
flowers as they walked to the door. The Seurats had to pretend to ride
on a circus horse to the door, imagine that their feet were paint
brushes and paint a dotted line to the door. Audubons have had to quack
to the door, fly to the door, and pretend to be taxidermied as they
walked to the door. They love that game.

Linda Woods

Visit our student's web art gallery at St.John's School

www.sjs.org
 click on "Stories of SJS," click on "Arts Stories," click on Linda
Woods' name. View artwork by Lower, and Middle School students as well
as our art archives.

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