Friday, July 31, 2009

Louise Nevelson

“I just feel that I'm in tune with the right vibrations in the universe when I'm in the process of working.” -Louise Nevelson

Louise Nevelson is definitely one of my very favorite artists. She used found objects, mainly wood, to piece together large sculptures painted in one color. The use of a single color really gives emphasis on the design, form, and texture.
Each child made one sculpture box for this project. We used cigar boxes and found objects to glue inside.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Firefly jar

Make your own firefly jar......

I came up with this project during one of my summer classes.
The theme for the day was a camp out. We built a fire circle in
the class room, with a tissue paper and glow-stick fire. We put up
a tent by hanging sheets from ropes strung across the room, and
we made firefly jars.

The fireflies are made with small pieces of pip-cleaner, folded in half
to make the body.
I used glow-in-the-dark pony beads for the tails, and cut little wings
out of some patterned white vellum.
We cut leaves out of some nice heavy weight paper in different
shades of a sage green.
Arange your leaves and bugs in the jar and ta da!!! a cute permanent jar
of fireflies.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

My Monster Art Class....

Suprise box

Grouchy Tote

Mini monster doll

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Recognize your monsters

A guide to common monsters.
"shadow puppet monster"

"tp mummy monster"

play dough and googly eyes - "the blob"

"feathery tickle monster"

ink blot monster- "the thing that goes bump in the night"