Friday, May 16, 2008

And more...

MORE Sculptures

Because I love them!

Here are a few images of pieces in various stages og completion. Notice the team work happening in the last picture. Isn't it great?


Oh how I love sculpting! But these little creations are such an easy way to create wonderfully abstract and fun sculptures. They are created by drilling two holes in a block of wood, sticking a cut wire hanger into the holes, shaping it a bit, and stretching a nylon stocking (knee-high) over the entire piece. I love this project! It is easy, quick, and cheap!! It was a great break for my kids after weeks working on those Black History pieces. We have received so many compliments on these sculptures, and my kids are so happy with the outcome. I hope you enjoy them, too.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

More Micrography Projects

Check this out. Here are more BHGD Micrography from my fabulous students!! I would post all of them, but then my blog would be crazy, so I selected a few!!
BHGD project

Here is another excellent example of the Black History micrography project.
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Saturday, March 1, 2008

Carnivale Masks

Here are some masks my students created for Mardi Gras. They are made using papier mache. They worked on a plastic mask form and used Elmer's Art Paste as the papier mache glue. We used tissue paper for the majority of the colored surfaces, though acrylics were also employed.

Micrography for Black History

The work you are looking at are samples of a few of my students' micrography projects done for Black History Month. All of the value was acheived by using adjectives that describe the historical figure, and/or quotes from the person. I will post more as they are completed.

The Purpose

I made a promise to several of my classes that I would create a blog for their artwork so that they, as well as others around the planet, could check out what has been happening in my 9th grade art room here in Marion, Arkansas. We hope that you enjoy the work we have been generating. The kids are proud of their work and I am proud of my kids!