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ERIC Number: EJ1002698
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0004-3931
Integrating the Curriculum: Faux Fall Repousse
Kernan, Christine
Arts & Activities, v152 n3 p30-31 Nov 2012
When introducing a new unit, art teachers know that sometimes a little "bling" can really grab students' attention. The author received "ooohs" and "aaahs" from her fourth-graders when they learned they would be creating "Faux Fall Repousse." The dazzling shine of the aluminum foil and the beautiful array of autumnal colors were impossible for them to resist! This project incorporates organic shapes, teaches color theory inspired by nature and features a bit of a three-dimensional twist. Students are also introduced to a simplified version of the French technique of repousse, as they learn about balance, harmony and much more. This lesson also provided an opportunity to integrate her curriculum into the school's science curriculum, as she discussed the life cycle of the tree and the process of photosynthesis.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades
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Language: English
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