Re: Art Club Scarecrows
- Hello Amy,
To keep things light in weight you may want to consider using burlap or potato scaks and stitch on the faces of the scarecrows with yarn, that way nothing can fall off.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. Winston Churchill
David G. Exner
Art Teacher & Art Club Co-Adviser
Community High School,District 94
From: "aj4art" <aj4art@...>
Sent 9/22/2008 11:27:31 AM
Subject: [art_education] Re: Art Club
I would love to see your letter. I teach 3-6th. I'm offering Art club to 5th and 6th. I just
don't know how to "weed" out the kids who I don't think will take it seriously. Drama Club
lets everyone in, but it has 2 teacher advisors. Art is MUCH more hands on and requires
much more prep.
Also- has anyone ever done life sized scarecrows? Would like that to be my 1st project for
the club- did it 2 years ago, but the scarecrows were not very sturdy. (We used 2x4's
nailed together with plaster tape heads- some fell over while on display.) Would love to
hear some suggestions. I'm planning on having the community vote for their favorite. I
thought it might be fun to model them after famous artists/paintings.
I think I will approach my PTA for some funds.
--- In art_education@ yahoogroups. com, "aliteachesart" <abenton@... > wrote:
> What level do you teach? I do art club with elementary and it has
> been very popular too. I now have students sign up and then divide
> the sessions by the number of kids. Last year art club was three
> weeks in a row for all the kids that signed up. This year the numbers
> are down, so they will be longer. I also am doing an "art club
> extended" that will be an hour and a half for serious artists. As for
> charging them- if you teach in a public school you can ask your parent
> group for some funds, and your principle too. You may be able to get
> a stipend for the club also, check your contract. I have letters home
> I could share. ALi B.