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Re: Combining Sports and Art

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menichino (menichino)
Mon, 21 Sep 1998 22:35:25 -0400

I join you in mourning a great role model.
Speaking of sports and art, last year I happened upon a lesson that got so
many positive remarks. Fifth graders study figure proportion; first
sketching "sausage" people step by step, then sausage people in different
positions, then sketching from overhead images that I drew (single figures
engaged in a particular Olympic sport) ranging from 30 second sketches up
to two minute ones. Those were really exciting and full of movement. Then
I had them select photos of figures from sports pages of newspapers that I
had previously cut out. They sketched them on black construction paper,
outlined with Elmer's glue, and when that dried they colored them in using
pastels. Very striking result and I think the initial figure study really
helped make them look impressive. I'm doing it again this year (already
have enough pics of Mark McGwire I guess ... have to get some of Cal Ripken
and Flo Jo)
Liz in rural NY

> From: John & Sandra Barrick <astroboy>
> To:
> Subject: Combining Sports and Art
> Date: Monday, September 21, 1998 6:00 PM
> ************************************************************************
> Well on the death of Florence Griffith Joyner(Flo Jo). I was
> thinking of a project. Not only are self portraits good but also
> Portraits in general. In fact bringing a child's favorite sport or
> athlete is a way to intrigue and stimulate a lesson. Several things
> can be done, Portraits, scenes, Banners(painted and hung) designing
> a logo for 3 different medals(silver/Gold and Bronze),Trophy's, A
> logo or marketing a mascot, Posters, programs for events. A
> restaurant menu with athletes as the sandwiches. Floor plans,
> designing the events for an exhibition, e.g.-
> Gymnastics. A sport company logo for shoes. Etc. There are rally so
> many
> things.
> Another lesson specifically related to Flo Jo, designing sportsware
> for track or another sport. Sketches of outfit, Fashion pictures,
> logo for outfit.
> Places to find resources. Previous Olympic logo's which were used
> in other Countries, sport magazine and programs. Pictures of Medals,
> The internet. Combine this with Russian Posters and Banners(for
> design principles) Old advertisements, which could include
> food,beverage,gas station paraphernalia. The Muralists of the WPA
> and the WPA in general. Advertisement of the 20,30,40, and 50's.
> This is something that I would use with 3rd or 4th up. I also
> think that with a poorer neighborhood or in a school with a large
> minority as the majority, sports sometimes is a way to see getting
> out of poverty with. Much more could be discussed besides making
> their project. They could even have a display of their work with the
> medals or statues they've made.
> For those of you unaware,
> Track Star Flo-Jo Dead at 38
> MISSION VIEJO, Calif. (AP) -- Florence Griffith Joyner, the triple
> gold medalist at the 1988
> Olympics who captivated the world with her meteoric speed and
> flamboyant style, died today of an
> apparent heart seizure. She was 38. She is survived by her husband,
> Al Joyner and daughter, Mary.
> I won't post it all because it is a lengthy article.
> Sandra Summers-Barrick
> astroboy