First Grade Architecture
Architecture has been the theme for many of my lessons this quarter. My first graders reviewed what an architect is. We looked at Frank Lloyd Wright's "Falling Water," and as with most art works that we look at and discuss, the kids were blown away with this design. During that lesson, the kids looked at the many parts that make up the exterior of a house and then designed their own. We also discussed that architect considers the land where a building will be built and so the kids drew their…
Getting Ready for Gift Shows
Snow days are good for productivity. Even if I do have to bring half my studio into the house because the heater in the garage doesn't work if it is under 30 degrees outside. I like making things that are cheerful and colorful when it is all white and glaring outside. As you can see, I have been making a lot of Birdie Ornaments. I think they look so cute when they are grouped together! They will retail for between $22 each. I have a show this weekend and then any left over I will be putting…
Wire Wall Art, Four Wire Birds Mobile Sculpture, Gift For Her
This wire bird mobile consists of four birds. From beak to tail, they measure: the red-eyed one 12.5 cm (4.9") , the green-eyed one 16.0 cm (6.3"), the blue-eyed one 17.5 cm (6.9"), and the yellow-eyed one 20.0 cm (7.9"). As seen in picture one, the mobile is well over 60 cm (23.6") long (or high). Each of the birds can be hung separately.
Halloween Pillow Box–Guest Post by Clean & Scentsible - Poofy Cheeks
**This post contains affiliate links to products I use and recommend. I may recieve a small commission, at no cost to you, if you make a purchase through a link.** Hey there Poofy Cheeks readers!! My name is Jenn and I blog over at Clean and Scentsible. I LOVE Halloween and I am super excited […]
Niles North H.S. Sculpture Project
Volunteers from the Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park and Niles High Schools gathered in the Park on Oct. 21 to assemble some ceramic boxes created by Niles North High School art students. The totem pole like assemblies were stacked on PVC pipes in Section III and epoxied together. They will be on display for the public effective immediately.
Paper Mâché Rain Sticks
Our student teacher, Ms. G, planned and taught a fabulous paper mâché sculpture lesson for us. Interactive rain sticks were an absolute hit! From the toothpick and cardboard tube construction to the Australian aboriginal-inspired end caps, we love every minute of it! Thanks Ms. G! More photos of finished work to come.