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Loved this lesson so much that I did it with 3rd grade! And then 5th grade!
5th graders worked so fast that I put out colored pencils for them to use.
It was a lot of fun and a great way to end the week before spring break.
I have mentioned that I am involved with community theater and sometimes I fabricate props. I thought it would be interesting to share some of my activities outside the art room.
First, my pot belly stove. I actually found directions to do this online. The stove started life as 2 large flower pots. I added a small step stool, 2 plant trays, plastic pipes and a little fun foam to to simulate heat. Then it was all assembled and painted by my husband with flat black paint that you would use on a BBQ.
The production I am currently involved in required bananas, LOTS OF BANANAS.......
I bought a banana, opened it up, traced the peel to make a template. Then I traced and cut out dozens of fake bananas from yellow fun foam. Next, I laid them out on the garage floor and wheeled myself back and forth painting and splattering them.
Yes, gotta LOVE a chair with wheels!
And let's not forget the plaque on the door made from tooling foil-
In addition to making props, I have directed, been the stage manager, made costumes, painted scenery, and have acted several roles on stage. (Even received 2 awards for my acting!)
BUT, the best part ARE the friends I've made along the way!
Thanks for reading! I would love to know how you use your creative side outside your art room!
Also, for anyone attending the NAEA conference in NOLA I will be part of a carousel of art teachers talking about blogging. My mini presentation will be about getting started. It's on Friday, March 27th at 11am.