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ERIC Number: EJ789039
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6463
Hardly Hardware
Lott, Debra
SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, v106 n5 p22-23 Jan 2007
In a never-ending search for new and inspirational still-life objects, the author discovered that home improvement retailers make great resources for art teachers. Hardware and building materials are inexpensive and have interesting and variable shapes. She especially liked the dryer-vent coils and the electrical conduit. These items can be expanded, twisted, and manipulated to create transitions and movement. Massive chains, large oversized hooks, and giant screw were interesting objects to hang in an ordinary cardboard box. In this article, the author presents an art problem which could inspire art teachers to look at unusual and less obvious sources for new still-life setups and help students to focus on the objectives, analyze the use of principles in their artwork, and defend personal evaluations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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