Thursday, March 11, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
I made Charlie Brown Christmas trees with a group of k-3 graders as part of a holiday workshop. I made the armetures with wrapped wire and popsicle sticks. The children cut and glued the needles and decorated their ornament with sequins and glitter.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Anyway, I have a lot of fun creating unique birthday gifts. It is something that Hannah and I have been able to work on together.
This is one of my very favorite creations: The Totally Awesome Paper Sculpture Kit!!!
We used those Saturday morning commercials as inspiration for our box design: i.e. "Trick-Trick-Trick your your Bike!!!"
Paper Sculpture is a great activity for children. It gives them the opportunity to problem solve and think about 3-d forms by using staples and tape (which the the kids "totally" love).
This kit contained rainbow colored card stock, tape, scissors, a stapler and staples, and some fun little extras like pipe cleaners and puff balls.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
the glass ceiling at the Bellagio
Chihuly is a glass blowing artist. He creates large sculptural installations with glass forms that are brilliantly colored and in organic shapes.
At Lee Elementary School, we created our own sculptural installation inspired by Dale Chihuly.
We used tissue paper and acrylic medium to create our organic form.
All of the forms were hung in the entry way of the school.
The contributing artists to this sculpture (the students) were able to share theirwork with the school, and experience how an individual piece becomes part of a whole work.