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!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Today in painting class we will be sharing our dried water color paintings from last week and talking about the different effects. We will also discuss shapes in paintings and how to outline things in black, and look at some artwork by Paul Klee. We will be using a variety of materials, paper or nature materials, to make a reverse print.

Tuesday Theater

Mood and Feeling". Warm ups revolved around "mood and feeling". Next, play Apple Tree (students grow from a tiny seedling to a strong apple tree following cues of a narrator). We will play with colored scarfs creating "mood". Through music we will create movement to express our feelings. After that, using scene work, we will find ways to outwardly express our internal feeling. Lastly, we will practice the play with all that we've learned. Finally, "Circle Up" and talk about play, mood, and feeling. Also, talk about putting on the play for our family and friends and filming it in the next class.