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St. Jean Elementary
Contact person: Marilyn Clark, Anne Ives
Artist(s) involved: Terry Dunston Stevenson
Project Title: St. Jean School Reads - Off the page
This project involved the creation of a three-dimensional representation
of a piece of literature. Each grade chose a literary selection based
on a common theme.
The activities are to plan Geometric Seed Designs to create a pattern
that represents symmetry and growth; create Stencil Animal shapes by
sketching templates; mix paint with sand mixture over glued geometric
designs to create Sand Paintings; cut patterns of metallic paper and
glue onto metals pads to create abstract designs that reflect light;
arrange mirrors and crystals on painted boards to make Reflective Light
Mosaics; use a variety of reflective materials to create an Electricity
Mobil to represent the relationship between energy, electricity and
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