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Lesson Plans


Re: molas

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Sidnie Miller (sidmill.edu)
Sun, 22 Sep 1996 11:37:23 -0700 (PDT)


Dear Judy--I have had students start with a drawing, then make each line
double and then connect all parts to an outside "frame". Then cut out
spaces between the lines. I encouraged them to make the top sheet black
but many prefer not to. Then we put the top sheet over a color, using
x-acto knives cut about 1/8" from the original line. Put on another color
and repeat. The best part of this is to see how the colors look together.
I made the students try each successive layer on all the available colors
and it was really interesting to them how some colors looked wonderful and
some were really not so hot--often it was the complementary colors that
jumped out at them so it was a good chance to discuss color theory. No I
wouldn't try it with scissors--it would severely limit their shapes. My
8th graders love just cutting with x-acto knives. I do have to threaten
them all first and have a wooden box with 33 holes drilled in it. At the
end of class if there aren't 33 knives in the holes nobody leaves till we
find the missing piece. Sid

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