Wednesday, January 25, 2012

I've been waiting for this day!!!! (AND THIS IS MY 100th Post!!!)

Yesterday afternoon I was visited by UPS freight with a skid of clay donated by donors choose!!!! Don't go without supplies! Seriously get onto and submit a project, you will be funded!!!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Frank Stella Inspired 3-d Paper Sculptures

One of the third quarter curriculum requirements for 3rd grade is sculpture. I choose to have the students complete a paper sculpture inspired by great American artist Frank Stella. I also combined the lesson with Zentangle drawing. First I had the students draw organic shapes, and fill those organic shapes with zentangle patterns before cutting out the pieces. Once the pieces are cut, I have the students use a hot glue gun to glue down the pieces while twisting, bending, and folding them finally adhering them to a piece of matt board. I was fortunate to have a TON of matt board donated to me a few years back... Also the paper that I had the students use is cardstock, not just regular paper. Here is the link to the orignal lesson that I found.

Here are a few of the results. Of course there are more examples on my artsonia link!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

What to do with those Circle Weavings....

One of my students came into school yesterday with this in her hair! She took her circle weaving from last year off her paper plate, stuck some Bobby pins in it, and wore it in her hair!!! It was really cute!