This summer I had to approach the Decorative Fine Arts camp with a new approach. Thanks to the global pandemic, camp was going to have to be online, and inspired by a few supply kit options I had seen in the past I immediately started thinking of ways to create a camp that came in... Continue Reading →
Annual Art Show
What better time of year than the day after the annual art show! It's like, phew we made it! Below you can see some of the wonderful artwork, not only my students but my wonderful colleagues' students as well! Also, you can see the beautiful floral arrangements and decorations done by one of our parent... Continue Reading →
Even More Carousel!
Here are the final products of a week of very hard work. These students worked carefully and without much time. I am so proud of them and their finished works of art!
These pictures illustrate the intense process that the middle school and high school students went through to make their amazing sculptures. For the large scale animals it was a day of wrapping chicken wire around the armatures and creating the form, followed by papier-mache and then paint. For the mini carouselers it was modeling modeling... Continue Reading →
The beginning of the Carousel of Animals
This past week was a break from my 9 weeks of elementary aged campers and instead it was a week of large scale sculpture classes with 12-16 year old artists. This camp was called Carousel of Animals. I had 17 students ranging in age from eleven and a half to sixteen going on seventeen. They... Continue Reading →
Here are some images from last week in Saturday Art School Ceramics. Not only did we have students on the wheel, but we were doing drop molds AND glazing. I am looking forward to getting back to SAS Ceramics this week after our short Spring Break.
Middle School in Sunset Park
This week I substituted for one of the classes provided by the Brooklyn Philharmonic's after school art program called smartARTS. I traveled down to a middle school in sunset park. The first thing I did upon arrival, after collecting supplies and setting up the room was to collect my students. I went down to the... Continue Reading →
Scratching, Mushing, Adding, Subracting
This is an example of my ceramic students hard at work. Here you can see students working in pairs at the slab rolling station. Using communication and asking each other "are you ready?" before they begin, we learn that some art takes team work and more than two hands. We used tools to add and... Continue Reading →
Shy and Nervous
This past week I substituted for a 11-13 year old drawing, painting, and printmaking class. Unfortunately it was their first class of the semester, so not only did I have to set the tone for a class I wasn't going to teach but everyone was late, due to some confusion. None the less I think... Continue Reading →
This project involves measuring out a pound of clay and then creating an animal without ever detaching any piece. The objective for the student is to learn more about the possibilities of the clay and its physical properties and limitation. So what I did for this lesson was disguise the objective as a challenge to... Continue Reading →