Friday, May 20, 2011

Sculpture May 20th

Today in sculpture we are going to make found object sculptures, or otherwise known as recycled art. Using objects that aren't normally used in sculpture making can be very fun and interesting. I will be bringing in many objects and materials to transform them into whatever you would like. I think this is always an interesting class to have after clay day because clay is one of the original sculpture making while found object art is more contemporary.
See you soon,

Painting May 20th

Today in painting we are going to learn about mural painters! We are going to create our own class mural. Murals can tell  stories that can celebrate a joyous occasion or depict something sad. As a class we can make a story together or we can all paint together whatever we would like. I will bring in a few painting examples too! See you soon!

Painting April 29th and May 6th

In painting class on April 29th, we learned about landscape painters. We then went outside and found flowers, sticks, and leaves that we would like to paint.

 Lindsey painted her flower and leaf with wings around it.

Eve found two flowers that were white and pink, and painted two paintings displaying them.

In class on May 6th, we learned about expressionism and painting with colors to represent our emotions.

 Ori began her painting with an orange flower and a green kangaroo. She said she was feeling happy because she used bright colors. Eventually, she changed her painting to just flowers and created a series.

 Lilah finished her painting using blues and oranges.

 Ori's series of paintings had many bright colors in it because she said was feeling very happy. 

Eve's painting has a sunflower over the ocean. It is also snowing above the ocean. She made a red cloud because she ran out of white paint. She said she was feeling happy.

Sculpture April 29th and May 6th

Hello Everyone! I haven't been able to upload any of our class pictures until now, so here are a few! In class on April 29th, we made an installation. It was Halie's last day too.

 We worked on our space to create an underwater theme along with some haunted aspects. Ariel hung fish from the ceiling and drew a fishing scene in between Connor's haunted house and Ori's castle.
  Connor worked diligently on his haunted house. The next class, we discussed his inspiration from Ghost Busters.

On May 6th, we made puppets. There were paper bag puppets such as Austin's Batman and Kitty puppet, Emily and Mason's swan and ghost puppet, Connor's haunted paper puppet, and Ori's cat puppet. We learned how to use the hot glue gun, sewing and paper for puppet making.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Painting 5/6/11

Hello everyone!

I am very excited for tomorrow's class because we are going to learn about the art movement Expressionism and Abstract Expressionism (my favorite!). We will talk about the different countries it began in and what time period it started. I will show the class examples from artists such as Franz Marc, Jackson Pollock and even Vincent van Gogh. I will provide materials to add different colors, collages, markers, pencils and basically, anything else that could be important to experience creating work abstractly. I think it is just as important for a painter to understand technical concepts as well as painting with emotions. This is the purpose of our class for tomorrow!
See all of you then,

Sculpture 5/6/11

Hello everyone! I will be teaching sculpture tomorrow. Tomorrow we are going to work on puppets! We will look at different types of puppets that we can make. This means we will examine fabric, paper, stuffing and possibly learn how to sew. We will talk about what would we like to turn into a puppet (an animal, talking plant or person) and plan out our puppets. It should be interesting to examine what something planned in 2-D form could become in 3-D form.  I look forward to see all of you tomorrow!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Animation Class 4/29

Hello everyone!
So today we will be finishing up our characters and sets for our first 2D animation! After we're done, we will begin filming our animations next class. We can talk about how we want our animations to be, if we want audio voice overs or have it be a silent film.

Here are some pictures from last class!

Sculpture Class 4/29

Hey everyone, today is my last day teach sculpture before Ms. Jessica takes over, so today we're going to do one of my favorite projects!

Installation Day!

An installation is a sculpture that occupies an entire space! It's taking a space and transforming it into something new and creative. We will work on this project collaboratively to create our own unique sculptural installation!

In the past we've transformed our space into a haunted house, an underwater garden filled with octopuses, and a world wide battle between aliens and humans! This day is all about being creative and making whatever you want within the space!

See you all later,

Pictures from last class!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Animation Class 4/22

Hello animators!
Today in animation class we are going to take the stories and characters we created last week and begin making our 2D images which we will use for our animation. This means we will draw, color, and cut out our characters and our setting. Remember, to make the charcters move we want to draw the arms and legs separate from the body, then attach them with rotating pins so we can move them for the stop motion film!
After this we'll be ready to animate!

See you then,


Sculpture Class 4/22

Hey everyone! Today in sculpture class, we will be painting and decorating our papier mache masks we made last week. If you brought them home, be sure to bring them to class today! We will learn a little bit about color theory, how to mix and make colors, and we will also talk a little bit about what a mask is and look at examples of masks.

Because today is a painting day, be prepared for a little bit of a colorful mess!

See you later,

Friday, April 15, 2011

Animation Class 4/15

Hello everyone!

Today will be our first animation class of the session! I LOVE animation, and I'm so excited to teach all of you some animation techniques and processes. Animation can be a long process, but it's always fun and always rewarding to watch your creations come to life in a video!

Today in class we are beginning our animation process by talking about story boarding. As a class, we will create a story that we want to animation. Everyone will help create a setting, a plot, and characters for our video, and we will begin designing and drawing our animated characters!

I will also show some examples of animation in class to help inspire the process!

See you all later!

Sculpture Class 4/15

Hey everyone! I'm very excited to start the new session today and meet all the new students! I would like to tell everyone what we are doing today in class:

Papier Mache Day!

Today we will be creating papier mache masks! Papier Mache is a technique that included small strips of paper, water and glue. The water and glue creates a paste that we dip the pieces of paper in and then can sculpt a mask with! After the water and glue drys out, the paper mask stays in the form you arranged it in. Today in class we will sculpt our masks, and next class we will paint them!

What kind of mask do you want to make? It could be an animal, a superhero, a monster, or anything else you want to become!

See you guys at 3!


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Sculpture- February 18 and March 4

A few weeks ago in sculpture class we focused on the line in space by making wire sculptures.

First, we sketched out our ideas.

Then, we used our fingers and piers to bend, twist and crumple the wire into shape.

"Maybe it's a planet that has all kinds of colors"-Josh

"It could be a bat or a heart"-Lena

By the end of class putting sculptures on our faces, like glasses became very popular:

Last Friday we explored making sculpture with the plane. We cut, folded, tied and taped together paper. Some very interesting work was made during this class, and even more interesting things were said.

Magnolia drew many picture of people kissing.

"I'm learning about solid figures!" -Ariyana

Isabelle made a car from a sheet of paper. It even has a working trunk.

"This is Chloe the bunny. Chloe's one of our classmates in kindergarten."-Lena

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Today in painting I will be offering some different supplies to make printed painted art, including potatoes and broccoli. I will be encouraging the children to spend time working on one piece and adding details. We will be giving back all the rest of the painting from previous weeks. In addition, I plan to have them finger paint with their own made finger paint shaving cream. .

Friday, March 4, 2011

pre Sculpture and Fabric Art class 3/4

Hey everyone! Today I will be facilitating both the Sculpture class and Fabric art class while miss Jessica is away.

In Sculpture:

Today we will be creating 3D sculptures using paper only! It's time to challenge our creativity and figure out how you can make a sculpture out of paper! We will think about how we can manipulate paper by folding, cutting, and crumbling it to make it transform from flat to 3D. We will work with different kinds of paper too, such as tissue paper, construction paper, craft paper, and news print. See how each type of paper feels and acts differently and think about how you can use that in your sculpture!

In Fabric Art:

We will be using the energy from the sun to print images onto fabric!! Using a very special type of fabric that is sensitive to the sun, we will go outside and find materials that we'd like to print onto our fabric. If you guys have anything really neat you'd like to print then bring it to class!
While we wait for our fabric prints to finish, we will be making stencils for a future T-shirt design project!