We finally finished our wonderful recycled art projects. This is my second year teaching this unit and it was so wonderful to see what a variety of results we got just this year alone. To learn more about this project you can take a look back at what some of my artists did last year... Continue Reading →
The summer is finally over and I am two weeks deep into work at my new school, which we will call "The Girls School." I have been busy with my move from Philadelphia to Washington, DC and the transition to my new job, but I feel like it is important to get some documentation from... Continue Reading →
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!
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 →
After all the campers hard work it is time for the bells and whistles. The pom-poms, and feathers. The customization that will add the final touches to their papier-mâché piece. I explain that there are 5 boxes of decorations for them to choose from. They can pick ribbons from the ribbon box, or marbles and... Continue Reading →
After we have let our papier-mâché dry it is time to paint it. With a little help from our 15 year-old counselors (pictures not available) we glue on extra cardboard bits to make legs and arms and noses and propellers or whatever is needed. Then it is time to paint our papier-mâché. I quickly explain... Continue Reading →
I begin every paper-mâché lesson by asking the campers if they have ever had an adult put way too much sunscreen on them. Maybe it was at the pool or the beach? The answer is always a groaning, "Yeessss!" Then I proceed to explain that they should all keep this in mind as they work.... Continue Reading →