These types of projects are perennial favorites-
I ask for a polished, finished projects requiring a format- a box, a frame- contained in some way...
Medium of choice.
Lyrics, poems, quotations of choice.
I love these- My students do great work!
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
The witch face is Sculptamold on wood, the maiden and the mystic- fired clay, the athlete and rock star- masking tape on popsicle sticks with hands, face and feet of Sculpey. If you give free choice to your students- be aware that the Sculptamold takes far less time....
We did some research to get a feel for the universality of character types:
Tarot Cards (characters) and Stock Characters (in theatre)
Monday, December 28, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Antsy kids enjoyed making paper cards using instructions from the book "Made with Paper" by Florence Temko, which is only available as a used book at this time. I have to admit, these are my examples, which deviated more and more from the original models as the day wore on- exactly the point!
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Even though Mass MoCA is about 2 1/2 hours away, the eight students who took the trip enjoyed themselves, as did I. We were particularly moved by Pawel Wojtasik's piece in 360 degrees (projected on the walls of a round room) which "addresses the relationship between New Orleans and its surrounding waters, focusing most specifically on the effects of industry on the disappearing wetlands (blog.massmoca.org)."
We appreciated the work of Sol LeWitt, whose work will be exhibited for 25 years in its own 3 story building. Students pondered the time involved in making complex work, whether they liked the final product or not. What restores me always is the thought that - whether you like it, hate it, or are repulsed by it...whether you find it boring, exciting or incomprehensible....art displayed in a space such as Mass MoCA's is a visual Candyland, an escape from everyday life. Yeah!