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.