Re: [art_education] Re: excess drywall/sheetrock
- I landed a large amount of drywall a couple of years ago. I cut the scraps into 9x12 ish pieces. We first dampened one side and took the cardboard coating off. The students then used nails to carve their reliefs they had previously sketched out. This was an end of the year project for 5th grade and I was pretty open to design choice. The activity kept them interested and engaged the last few weeks of the year and if they did not complete the work, it was easy to take home and complete (explore with) there. There are some precautions that need to be taken. Our sheetrock had glassish fibers in it (maybe it all does) so students wore goggles (which added another element of coolness) and some chose to wear gloves...we had no injuries or reactions though.PaigeFredericksburg, Texas
- Thank you for the ideas!Tara
From: Lena <Filenatha@...>
Sent: Tue, Aug 24, 2010 1:40 pm
Subject: [art_education] Re: Hello, New High school teacher...at risk students
An idea for projects: have a term project which they have to choose a artist to which they would have to research do little projects about the artist or create pieces using the same technique as the artist they have choosen.
For supplies: use cardboard as canvas. Have teacher's bring cardboard boxes in for you and cut them down to size and gesso them for the students to use.
Here is another website for lessons: http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/lessons.html
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "kmartist1" <kmartist1@...> wrote:
> Hi Tara,
> I taught at a school where there was a high percentage of low achievers and transient students. I had almost no budget. I contacted places that did framing and a card factory and they donated loads of different kinds of paper. I also sent out an email to the other teachers asking them to bring in old buttons, fabric, yarn, wrapping paper, wall paper, magazines, etc. Every lesson we did was basically defining terms and watching or looking at examples and then a hands-on using the materials that were donated. I roamed the classroom helping those who very obviously didn't get it. The examples were kept in a color folder with their name on it (different folder for each class) and in a crate on the counter. This combination of discussion based/ project based teaching worked well with the group and kept them engaged.
> My old site (with some dead links, but a great outline for the curriculum) is at http://teachart.net and click on the intro link.
> Hope this helps,
> --- In email@example.com, tara <dreamsinoil@> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I am a new high school teacher ( I have dont a maternity leave for a high school before) for an alternative high school. The students I will have are at risk inner city children most of them who have behavioral disorders. I am coming into this a week before school starts with no supplies and no curriculum. I have been bouncing back in forth between my old lesson plans, school arts magazines, artsonia, and the princetonol website. Any advice would be a great help. I have two years teaching experience from 5-12 doing maternity leave stints, but this is my first permanent job after 3 years of searching. Does anyone have experience working for a hs like this? For a private school in general?
> > Thank You!
> > Tara