Friday, October 30, 2009

How Many Hours do You Spend Staring at a Screen?

How many hours do you spend staring at a screen? These are responses from Studio Art students (9th - 12th graders). Game consoles, phones, cameras, television, drive-ins and home movies became the subject matter. We used 2 techniques per piece to separate the world of the screen from the "real" world.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Personal Shrines

Students were asked to create personal shrines after looking at many examples. Our art room has lots of bric-a-brac, and I am willing to bring in what I can from home, by request- so the results were quite good. Take a look....

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Wall Squares

Mix and match these colorful wall squares- approximately 6" square- available at

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Papier Mache on Wheels

...Another project made with recycled materials- except for the wheels and some of the bonding materials! The foundation was made from a pair of animal silhouettes cut out of corrugated cardboard. The legs were reinforced with wood strips. The stuffing was made from balled up newspaper, with masking tape to secure it. The outer body was padded with balled up newspaper, and in some cases covered with packing tape and in others, plaster casting material. The animals were
coated with approximately 5 layers of papier mache made from flour, white glue and water. Before the students left each day they could coat the whole thing with that mixture so it would harden up. Some students forgot to, or chose not to.....then it took longer....
These were made in a 3D Design class.

We made them on wheels so we can roll them
and chuckle.....

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Pillows on Etsy

I am making a bunch of one-of-a-kind pillows and selling them on Etsy by the same name as this blog: FleaFair. I am trying to post a new pillow every day for a week or so- you can go to to check them out! I had partially constructed them during the past month, so in reality- I cannot make one pillow a day. Later on I will add some wall pieces.

I am trying out pillow covers (no pillow included) vs. cover that is sewn shut (pillow included), vs. the removable cover with the pillow included. Comments welcome in regard to preferences!