inspiration: Heidelberg Project, Detroit
(and my fellow flickr art teachers, who did a similar lesson w/ popsicle sticks...we just made it a local thing.) :)
if you're not from here and don't know about Heidelberg, you must go
read and then come and visit:
If you are local, you can get a sense of how the kids just "got it" w/ this project.
We are crossing our fingers that we'll win a field trip from Target to get to go to Heidelberg in the spring! :)