Saturday, March 16, 2013

Wire sculpture

You have to understand that, primarily, I'm not a 3D kind of person when it comes to art. This isn't to say I don't enjoy 3D art. It just means that I don't do much of it myself, preferring to paint or draw. So wire sculpture, which I had never done before, was entirely new. But still, I thought, how hard could it possible be? Well...

The first thing I figured out is that most of my class took to wire sculpture quicker than I did. They had a blast, and one of the classes is going to do it again next week, although we're going to bring in some corrugated card board shapes as an extra element. I can't wait to see what happens.

Personal first try: butterfly on a stick (in Green Bay colors). I don't think it would be a good idea to remove it, so don't ask me to.

Dolphin jumping above ocean (sun not visible yet) in progress. 
The rare, pink one-legged songbird. My husband thought it was a chicken, but I let him know pretty quick that it was a normal bird, thank you very much.
Tree in progress.
I thought this was clever. One student made a dark thunder cloud with a tornado below it. The wind is blowing, the lightning is lightninging (is that a word?) and the birds are caught in the vortex. Drama with wire. He was totally satisfied with this hanging sculpture.

I'll try to get the rest of the photos up later so you can see the other student efforts. Who knew wire could be so much fun?

Oh, and a final tip. Don't sit on your sculpture when you're done. We found that one out the hard way.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Half-portrait project

The kids loved this project. My goal was to give them some practice in mirror imaging, observation, and working with pastels. The second class isn't quite finished with their projects, but I'm including them to show their progress.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

In honor of a snow day

I forgot to post the winter pictures by the class a couple of weeks ago. We were working with gradients of color to show depth in our pictures. Very fun.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Funky fish art project

We had a great time during art class this week. I love art that doubles as funny or fun.