Dec 30, 2009

the Little Giantess

This is amazing!!! "The Berlin Reunion"
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The Little Giantess of the French theatre company Royal de Luxe,
Berlin , October 2, 2009

Dec 17, 2009

6B Pencil, Shadow

The holiday Chanukka is the the holiday of "Light", and with that in mind I planned this art project. Before starting we looked at the shadow and it's colors while the dreidel turning.

Step 1, with 6B pecil they drew the background; I gave out precut cardboard shape dreidel to use as a stencil. I showed them and through out the class helped them use the stencil to form the sharp dark shape of the shadow. The idea is to repeat the dark shape over and over the board till the board is full. I tried to stress the use of pressure to make different shades of black, and the use of eraser to white out areas or rubbing with finger to soften areas.

Step 2, The dreidel cardboard stencial; which I cut from used cardboard boxs, is covered with torn white paper the members rip themselves.

Step3, Glue Dreidel on shadow background and add glitter clear paint on top.

Oil Jug, Pastels with oil,

The first step they did is to brush with cooking oil on the precut cardboard jug.
Then they the colored with oil pastels which gave a wonderful bright and soft effect.In addition rubbing the color with a finger mixes the colors well. Most of the members enjoyed the feeling of the oil.

While the oil jug was drying they colored the background, using a black color cardboard with pastels.
And then with a sharp tools some members scratched the color pastels to form a design.
Those beatiful oil jugs were done by my lower level group.

Dec 10, 2009

Woven Dead Sea Basket

After a trip to the Dead Sea I made this mix media recycle art,
by knitting and weaving with strips of nylon bag yarn and soft tree branches from the Dead Sea.

Dec 7, 2009

Words that Inspire

In me search today, I read a great inspiring post By Jenipher Sutherland, "Keeping my Heart – How Autism Has Affected My Life"
found in

..."I wouldn't change my son for the world, but I will change the world for my son...

...Happiness can't be given to you. You have to make it for yourself."

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." ~ Dr. Seuss

Wax Paper and Aluminum Foil Collage

When the rain started we make this " Street Scene".
Step 1: making gray sky, using torn wax paper on black cardboard,
mult-layering can create clouds.
Step 2: drawing the street scene, on pre-cut skyline cardboard.
They choose either a Car or a Street Cat to draw using a cardboard stancil, colored with pastals.
Step 3: paste together the gray sky underneath skyline drawings.
Step 4: paste the art work on a larger cardboard, add collage torn aluminum foil around as a frame. Using aluminum foil addes the element of the reflectons we see in the puddles during the rainy days.

Dec 1, 2009

Art Magnets

My student's art work on magnets .
I helped make magnets adding a greeting on each art work.

This week there is Awareness days in our mall for people with disabilities.

I think they are great.

Nov 29, 2009

snail, recycle art + mix media

After the first rain the snails come out.
Recycle material:
precut snail from supermarket cardboard,
rolled magazine paper to add on backround.
Step 1: paint background, we used rolled magazine to paint instead of brushes, very messy.
Step 2: color precut cardboard snail that had a spiral line.
Step 3: once the background was dry they glued rool magazine paper to creat a 3 dimantional background and than the snail was glued.

Nov 22, 2009

Iris Magnet, Color Tissue Paper

Colorful magnets were made after a field trip to see the Iris feild.

2.5 X 7 inch magnets
strips of newspaper painted in green
line drawing of flower
color tissue paper
Step 1: rip and wrinkle color tissue paper and form many small round balls.
To upgrade and form the lines form snakes from the tissue paper.
Step 2: glue the color round paper balls on line drawings, let dry.
Step 3: prepare background, glue strips of color newspaper on magnet.
Step 4: cut around the flower and glue on magnet, add stem

Nov 2, 2009

Mix Media, Squill Flower

When the Squill Plant "Chazav" blossom it is a sign of the begining of Fall .
Step A: On a printed pattern they placed round plasticine balls to create the press pattern.
Step B: They placed white paper on the plasticine pattern, they pressed and rubbed with oil pastels to create the flower pattern in different colors.
Step C: Glue the plant pattern on cardboard and let it dry.

Step 4: They drew the background with pastels, on the bottom a ground and at the top the sky so that the squill plant reach the sky.
Step 5 : I help cut out around the flower that were in different colors, they glued the flower and added the long stem to each to form the plant.

Oct 31, 2009

woven nylon bag

Woven with stripes of recycle nylon shopping bag and sprig.

Oct 29, 2009

Bird Wegtail, Mix media

Those beautiful artwork of the Wegtail bird, the bird that is the first sign of the Fall Season here in Israel.
I prepared the cardboard cut out of the bird in 2 parts from a used cardboard box; the body & the wing with the long tail of the wegtail.
Step 1, white paper was torn to cover the body of the bird. The torn paper was glued on the body.
Step 2, using black paint and a (home made) cardboard stamp they covered the cutout wing /tail of the wegtail.

Step 3, while the bird dryed the members created the background with pastels or torn magazine paper.

Oct 21, 2009

Lizard, Paper Mache

3D paper mache lizard.
This art poject was done in 2 sessions.
Session #1:
Creation a clay lizard on a the illustration of a lizard.
Paper Mache on the clay lizard; 5 or 6 layers of strips of paper from an old telephone pages.
First layer was done with paper strips using water mix only so when dry will separate from clay easily. Glue was added to the water mix after the first layer. 4 layer of stripes of paper were layered on top op the lizard.
Top layer we used white paper.
Paper mache lizard was put to dry till next session.

Color the lizard with color gouche and let dry.
While the lizard drys the members created a background for the lizard using color sand and glue.

The next step was on the lizard, looking at the photos of the lizard they draw texture with a black marker.
At this point with my help, we cut the lizard around the form and carefuly took out the dry clay that formed the lizard.

With glue they placed the paper mache lizard on the sand background.

Oct 10, 2009

Red Strawberry Stamp Picture

After a black and white project the art project was the color red.
On the table was only red objects.
Part A: preparing the stamp, we using a clear plastic cover to prepare the stamp.
A line drawing of a strawberry was put under the clear cover.
They put a layer of clay in the inside of the strawberry and with a wooden stick the poked little holes in the clay to creat the texture.
Part B: printing using the clay stamp, using red gauche they created the composition.
Part C: wait a little to dry; then add small details with red marker or red pastal.
And finialy at the end, green color was added as leaves.
The strawberries were good to eat.

Oct 2, 2009

still life,black and white

On the center of the table was a still life composition of 2 flower pots, white and black with newspaper cut flowers, surrounded with black and white objects.
Part 1: decorate a precut black shape flower pot with white stickers and white paint.
Part 2: decorate white precut flower pot with black marker, paint or pastel.
Compose a composition of the two flower pots, add flowers tablecloth etc. using only black and white.

Sep 21, 2009

Pomegranate for the Jewish New Year

A combantion of precut stencil "pomegranate" colored and printed "leaves" done with plasticine stamp they designed. Those are beautful art project they made to greet the Jewish New Year.

Check the new holiday mobil, pomegrante art project and printmaking for the holiday.
...and 2-sided hanging art done by adult  with autism.

Sep 11, 2009

" art project - circle stencil "Bicycle

I developed this idea after a biking event my group participated at.
A week later we did this project.
Using a circler cutout cardboard stencil every one composed a composition of circles.
Some members used rulers to create the wheels.
Each member colored in his own ability.
A collage wheel was added, and finilly, the photo from the event was glued on.

Aug 29, 2009

photo - tree roots

I love the combination; the light on the tree roots and on the animal's fur, they forms a great composition.
On our family trip to the Safri this summer.

Aug 25, 2009

clay project –sea and shells

Shells from my walk on the beach.
We used card board egg container to form the rectanguler shape.
The technique of forming round shape balls the size of a cherry was used, they filled the egg container with round shape balls. Once the container was full they rubbed the shapes together to make it smooth and flat. I like this technique because I do not have to worry about kneading the clay well, and you get a very special boarder edge.
To make the design "a wave" , they worked on paper.
They cut the design and placed it on the clay, using a stick they traced the line.
It was colored with a mix of gauche and glue.
Shells were pressed in the clay to decorate while the glue/paint are still wet.
When dry add a layer of glue on entire art project.

Aug 9, 2009

Recycle Art- Newspaper Rolls

A recycle art project, using newspaper rolls.
The group rolled newspaper to form long cylinders, they using masking tape to hold the form.
Using masking tape they attached the rolls and
created the composition on the board.
It was easy to paint and decorate.
The same tecnique is used to create a picture of
the sun and sea, see my last post .

Aug 1, 2009

Sun +Surf, Recycle Newspaper Rolls

Roll newspaper into long cylinders; tape the rolls with masking tape.
Create a picture with the rolled newspaper; use masking tape to attach rolls to board.
Color with gauche.
Once it is dry add details ; we added the surfbaord.