Inspired by Chihuly, the 2nd graders created an interpretation of his blown glass work from coffee filters, washable markers and spray starch. They then mounted their sculptures and I hung them from the ceiling. Next, we looked at Chihuly's, 'Niijima Floats' series of drawings, discussing the abstract and experimental nature of they offer. Check them out here: niijima floats Next, they used chalk pastels and drew from their sculptures that were hung above their tables, pulling colors, patterns, and textures from their own work as well as the work of their peers. They have the option of adding tempera paint (object printing, brushed, splattered, marble rolling) liquid glitter & dry glitter.
|mixed media student example, inspired by Chihuly's, 'Niijima Floats' series|
|coffee filter "blown glass" sculptures|
|Mounted on construction paper and hung from the ceiling around the room|
|metallic paint station|
|A student working on her chalk pastel drawing|