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Re: Melted crayons

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Nnaell_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Sun Sep 19 2004 - 05:10:10 PDT


You could put crayons in a little tin cup with a candle <gasp> underneath and
have the kids dip in q-tips. In all honesty...while I think this sounds
great....what are the children really learning through this? I think it is
interesting to talk about Jasper Johns and encaustic...but I do tell my students,
there are many art media that given the time we have and the fact they are in
elementary school, that just are appropriate for use to try. I am willing to
fogo certian media so the children have the maximum learning experience.
Something is too complicated, just seems to take up their time. That is my opinion
of course.

On another note, there was someone on the list who did this..and made it seem
so EASY!! Something about drawing on warm foil or such. I thought I sounded
interesting..but did not pursue it further.

Good Luck!

Ps....I started a fire in my boiler (not on purpose...didn't know anything
was in there!) when I was experimenting with Sculpey eraser clay! Of course
there were no students around! (No I did not put the clay in the boiler!...don't
know exactly what happened!)

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