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ERIC Number: EJ919078
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6463
Recycled Paper Beam Sculpture
Keller, Kristin; Tabacchi, Jo
SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, v110 n8 p50-51 Apr 2011
As art department budgets across the country continue to shrink, art teachers are increasingly on the lookout for inexpensive materials that can be used to teach a range of concepts. In this article, the authors describe a newspaper beam tower project inspired by the book, "The Wonderful Towers of Watts" by Patricia Zelver. There are many more ways to use the paper beams. They are great for making items including hats, masks, armor, creatures, environments, and baskets. Recycled paper beam lessons are an excellent way for art teachers to stretch budgets and engage students in working creatively, exploring form, and thinking critically to solve problems in a team setting. (Contains 2 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A