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I see red wool or Ariadne's thread

Contribution by Erica van der Kerkhof and Students of the Pedagogische Academie voor Basisonderwijs (Teacher Training for Primary Schools), Tilburg

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Problem:

Make a spatial construction with reference to "I see red wool or Ariadne's thread". The construction has to be related to your body as a kind of ornament. You have to make (part of) the threads for this construction yourself.
Keep the following aspects in mind:

Important visual elements for this assignment are: construction, 3-dimensional form, texture and color.
You do not have to be able to wear the construction all day.
Your construction has to be 3-dimensional.
During the process of making it experimenting with materials and techniques is very important.
Your construction has to be a visual unity in the end.

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System for solving:

Think about the theme. What happens in Ariadnes story? What things do you associate with this theme and this story.
Collect a box full of different materials and maybe little objects that fit the theme (look especially for different kinds of threads).
Find out what possibilities there are to make a 3-dimensional construction out of thread.
Test some of the possibilities and investigate the different materials you collected.
Find a way to construct the materials to an image / ornament.
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Arbitration:

Can the construction be worn on / round the body?
Does the image / ornament fit the theme "I see red wool or Ariadne's thread"?
Are the visual elements correctly used? Do they contribute to the expressiveness of the image?
Are the materials and techniques correctly used? Do they contribute to the expressiveness of the image?
Was there enough experimenting done?
Is the image a visual unity?


 
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