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The Art Exhibition
To Carmen & Carles
Have you ever wondered about the number of artists-to-be sitting in front of you at every lesson? Give them a chance to express themselves! To encourage the less-talented ones (or those who think they have no talent at all), tell them that anything can be art, provided it expresses ideas and/or feelings.
Stds. need some of the following things: stationery, paint, brushes, cardboard, scissors, glue, plasticine, clay, wire, string, pieces of wood. They could raid their cupboards for alternative
materials: toothpicks, corks, beans of various kinds... The more environment-conscious could recycle a few objects intelligently: magazines, newspapers, boxes, cans or bottles, for instance. And why not include photographs, slides and home-made videotapes for those inclined to the audiovisual world? This is going to look great!
Let students do their work (or design one for another student to make.) The following card may be useful:
WORK´S TITLE _________________________________________
NECESSARY MATERIALS ___________________________________
When the different works have been finished, find a suitable place to set up your very own art exhibition (a corner in the classroom will do.) Display the objects nicely on the floor, on the wall, on top of desks, etc. Write notices such as 'TO EXHIBITION', 'STARTING POINT',
'THIS WAY', 'PLEASE DON´T TOUCH', 'LIST OF WORKS AND ARTISTS' and put them where needed. Invite other classes to see the exhibition (ask visitors to sign in a book.) And do keep the works: your students might become famous sooner than you think!
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