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ERIC Number: EJ1002702
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0004-3931
Hanging on the Clothesline
Morris, Katie
Arts & Activities, v152 n4 p25, 32 Dec 2012
Teaching the author's fifth-grade students a lesson on clothing design was a great way to show them how art and design are part of their everyday lives. It also allowed the students to express their personalities. Clotheslines served as an effective basis for their work. She and her class began by discussing how clothes can tell them about a person. Wardrobe choices can show personality, interests and career. Students learned that careers in visual arts include textile and clothing design, which started them thinking about the kinds of clothing they'd like to design. In this activity, students will: (1) understand clothing and textile design are evidence of visual arts in everyday life; (2) experiment with painting and textiles to create a mixed-media work of art; and (3) show their personality through clothes collages on clotheslines.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5; Intermediate Grades
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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