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Student Activities facilitated by the teacher:
The length of this activity will depend upon the participant's ability to layer embellishing materials and their patience. Students should be encouraged to keep adding to the tree branch until it takes on an essence of its own "Life Force".
Music from Africa would be ideal to be playing in the background. Again, material forms, called artworks in western culture, do not come out of isolated spaces free from other arts stimulation. Many times, they come out of ceremony and ritual.
Once the beaded, wooden forms have been created a reflection of the total process needs to guided and written by each participant. Some of the students may choose to read their comments. (Scheduling should be provided for this activity as a third block of time.)
Have the students answer these questions as best as possible. Before they do create a word list review that may help students remember and better articulate their understanding of the lesson.
Please write these words on the chalkboard and discuss them before the reflection occurs:
Questions for students to answer in a written statement:
A community exhibition of the wood and beaded forms, along with their reflections, should be arranged to honor the students' artistic creations and writings.