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Fred Mintert
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Line, Pattern and Value Project
Students are starting the next project by exploring the element of LINE.  We are looking at pattern, then trying to create a handful that we can use through out the semester and on the current project.  After that, we are looking on how to create value usin...

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Making Sketchbook covers
I start my sketchbooks with some kind of cool paper treatment.  Sometimes its an op art piece.  Sometimes its marble paper.  Sometimes its bubble paper.  Either way, the student generates some kind of cool design.  Alternatively, the easy way is to pick a c...

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Ribbon Lettering with Cursive
These are the results from this years attempt at ribbon letters.  It starts with cursive, finished as a 3-d ribbon!  Check out this previous post for the details on how that is done.  1.  Cursive.  Students are supposed to learn this in 2-3rd grade, but som...

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European Tour meeting Today and Tommorrow.
Tour to Europe! Click on the tour to Europe to go to the EF tours website for our Spring Break 2017 Tour of Spain, France, and Italy.

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Hexaflexagons 2015
Hexagons are 6 sided geometric shapes.  A hexaflexagon is a hexagon that can flex into different orientations! First discovered by Authur Stone in 1939, I discovered this for the first time at an art teacher conference at a presentation by Marilynne Bradley...

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Modular Origami
This is our attempt at the Modular origami icosahedron (stellated icosahedron).  Each sphere is made of 30 sheets of 4x4 in paper that were individually folded to match.  We followed directions from this website .  Below is a stack of about 10 of the projec...

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