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Lesson Plans

Re: Asian art projects

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Wed, 29 Sep 1999 18:31:30 EDT

On the subject of Japanese lessons how about.....
......Japanese Zen Gardens (use a shoe box cover or use the box that Cray-pas
come in for mini-zen gardens)
.......folding screens (I've made a tri-fold screen with watercolor as the
medium. They look quite impressive displayed on a bulletin board with the
middle section "popping out")
......gyotaku (fish printing. I am waiting for my rubber fish from Sax to
come in but real frozen fish would work too. a bit smelly though...:-(
......Darumas (papier-mache...this guy is all over the web...I did these
during my summer school using a balloon. they came out great!)
......sumi-e (Japanese brush painting)
...kabuki masks (you could use heavy weight cardboard for these if you didn't
want to do papier mache)
......ikebana (japanese flower arranging) use sticks, maybe use plaster in
small milk containers and use tissue paper for the flowers.
....origami (samurai helmets and cranes are simple ones to try. They could
make a mobile with the cranes. Book to go along is Saduka and the 1000

Hope this helps. Let me know if you' d like some more information.

Carolyn in MA