Sunday, January 30, 2011
This post is inspired by another favorite from my childhood, Caps for Sale, By Esphyr Slobodkina. "A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys, and Their Monkey Business." Knitting will always have a place in my heart, however I now have a new love: crocheting. caps, caps, caps for sale! More images to come...
Friday, January 28, 2011
During my student teaching, I had the unique experience to teach a small class of all girls titled "Folk Art." This was a lot of fun and offered a new perspective to the art room. A lesson that I taught was "Recycled Paper Jewelry," Inspired by the women of Uganda. Here is a great website to check out for more information, images, and if you ever need a school fundraiser this is a great one! http://www.beadforlife.org/. The students were required to make a "set" consisting of 3 items. The girls were so creative! One student found some images of Andy Warhol and his work and made oblong Warhol earrings (the red necklace and earring set below.) Way to go girls! This was a great lesson to integrate culture as we as environmentally friendly art. Some good papers to use: wrapping paper! (those wrappings that you don't want to ruin by opening can now be turned into jewelry) magazines, newspaper, fibrous handmade paper, homework, sketchbook pages, letters, valentines... enjoy!
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
The lesson the seventh grader's waited for all quarter: clay! I don't know what it is but they love clay (I've heard the same from other teachers too.) Simple clay coil cup, but a trick I learned from another art instructor this summer was building a slab out of coils flat on a template and then rolling it into a cylinder shape and adding a base...an any other additives like the coil creation above :D