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					Six Weeks of Sensational Sessions of Making Things
Station or Week 1:Marbelizing paper: typing paper,old chalk
pastels with wrapper removed, bins or trays of water, scissors.
Process: Scrape shavings into water and swirl water slightly, drop
paper into the water onto the surface. Remove and hang to dry.
Station or Week 2 Altered Books: Give an old book new
life—or sketchbook station
Supplies needed: books, scissors, glue, magazines, markers, colored
paper, stamps and stamp pads,paint and brushes,and anything else you
want them to use
( Half Price books gives books away with a letter from school).
They could make memory books for autographs
.Include photos or drawings or collage…..
Station or Week 3: Tie Dye-Student bring white shirt or light
colored cotton shirt, or paper can be tie dyed.
Provided is string, or rubber bands, scissors, cold water dye baths of
primary colors, and a visual for how to tie to get end results. Good to
work outside so as to not drip dye everywhere and have a clothesline
outside.Use aprons. Dye baths could be in plastic bins on an AV Cart.
( Don’t tell library)
Station or Week 4 Altered Books continued: Give an old
book new life—or sketchbook station
Supplies needed: books, scissors, glue, magazines, markers, colored
paper, stamps and stamp pads,paint and brushes,and anything else you
want them to use
( Half Price books gives books away with a letter from school).
Station or Week 5: Making a Friendship Bracelet
Embroidery thread and scissors and handout of instructions.
Station or Week 6: Altered Books continued: Give an old
book new life—or sketchbook station
Supplies needed: books, scissors, glue, magazines, markers, colored
paper, stamps and stamp pads,paint and brushes,and anything else you
want them to use
( Half Price Books gives books away with a letter from school).
One of the days: Drawing on Sidewalks ( if a break is needed and
weather permits)
Final Day of Classes: Evaluation of the Class with students writing so
you can complete grades

For more ideas visit: http://www.artworkontheweb.com
http://www.myvirtualartroom.com
http://www.coolartcards.com
 Take Part in ( Teaching) Art:
     “ Project Activity”

Presentations in art require preparation on the part of those
participants that are going to give information to their audience.
Development of the skills in organization, research and verbal
communication require application in order to gain mastery.
Groups will be formed and the participants will select an area to
investigate. After having researched the topic chosen, each of
the members of that group will work in the process. The
completion of the presentation will include taking the remainder
of the class through the process step-by-step in order to have
them become familiar with each of the particulars of the
process.
Choose an area to explore:
        Some of the areas that may be selected include:
        Rug making
        Stitching (embroidery, needlepoint, tapestry)
        Weaving
        Macrame
        Paper mache'
        Batik
        Tie Dye
        Soft Sculpture
Organize your Presentation:
      The processes will be presented by each of the group
      members following the outline below:
   A.) Introduction to the Process
   B.) Origin and History
          a. Share some interesting facts about your process.
          b. How was the craft influenced by historical cultures
             and
          c. How did the craft influence historical cultures.
          d. Show examples of the past and present.
   C.) Show how to do the process
          a. Use a step-by-step disclosure.
          b. Start with the materials needed
          c. How to plan the design,
          d. How to begin, etc.
   D.) Use visual aids such as:
          a. Posters and books which show the step-by-step
             technique, and, tools and materials.
          b. Pictures of historical and contemporary works in
             your chosen craft.
   E.) Suggestions of what to make, how to use the product.
   F.) What is our present culture doing with the craft process?
        Does the present day use reflect our culture? In what
        way does our culture influence today's expressions in
        the craft.
   G.) Show each of the participants' projects.
   H.) Each of the group members discusses what they have
   discovered.
   I.) Answer questions from the audience.



  Take Part in ( Teaching) Art Presentation:
   Grades will be based upon:
               Your understanding of the process and your
                ability to demonstrate this in the written and oral
                presentation.
               Your participation as a member of the group
                includes your contribution to the whole
                presentation.
               Your ability to direct and guide the class through
                the entire process with clear and precise
                directions reinforced with visual aids.
               Your enthusiasm in presenting the information
                in a creative and innovative manner to inspire
                and motivate your audience.
               The overall quality of the poster visuals and
                handouts and work executed in the process
                being taught.



Creative Collaboration: This assignment Take Part in
Teaching Art could be in collaboration with a speech teacher in
your school or in conjunction with an Open House where
students speak to parent groups. The intent is that you are
building confidences in your students and may be creating
future key note speakers, public speakers, CEOs and quite
possibly future teachers.

Excerpt from Volume II The Teacher’s Almanac found on
http://www.artworkontheweb.com



A-Z Ideas       ( Check your library for books and ideas)
Altered Books or Bags or clothing
Batik,bookbinding
Crayon Batik or Crochet or Cartooning_Design a Comic Book
Decopage or Drawing on Sidewalks with chalk
Engraving on plexiglass, or into foil or into clay
Friendship Bracelets ( using embroidery yarn)
Glass Painting or Game Design( make a game of art concepts)
High contrast images-posterized in Photoshop
Idea Books: Work in sketchbook on new IDEAS
Jewelry making-paper beads, or self hardening clay or….
Knitting or Kitemaking and FLYING
Lino prints
M acrame or Marbelizing paper ( very easy with chalk pastels)
Nature drawings, sketch in the courtyard or garden
Origami
Paper Mache Bowls or boxes or animals or jewelry or Posters
Quick CONTOUR or GESTURE drawings
Rapidograph drawings
Stencil prints on stationary or clothes or paper,sketching
scavenger hunt with items from A-Z
Tie Dye or T-shirt Art
Underpainting-first oils then acrylics
Value studies into distorted grids, collage photos then draw grid
W ax resists
Xerox patterns
Youth art month logo, yellow drawing on paper add watercolor
Zip it: Save new digital images, zero in on something and draw

For more ideas visit: http://www.artworkontheweb.com
http://www.myvirtualartroom.com
http://www.coolartcards.com

				
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