Dec 20, 2010

Snail, Winter Collage,

After the rain the snails come out and we had a big rainstorm last week.

  • For the background a collage with self torn tissue paper and trasparent paper  mixed with precut aluminium paper . Winter colors on black and .
  • While the collage dryed they designed there snail on trasparence sheet; using plasticine on the line drawing.
  • Then glued the trabsparent slide on the winter background and add a layer of glue on the plasticine.

Both stages of the project are very productive, and no matter what level they look good.
This technic was used in blue and white artproject,

Dec 15, 2010

Hanging Artproject Inspired by Chihuly Chandelier

Inspired by Chihuli Chandelier we made this holiday group hanging artproject.
The meterial was donated to our hostel, metallic paper which is easy to cut and leftover self adhesive paper roll, reminds me of scrapbook paper, easy to open, you put paper on it and then return cleartop layer. 
This was a group project, some members cut the metallic paper, everyone designed 2 square self adhesive paper.
With help they formed those cylinders and roped them all together.

Nov 21, 2010

Holiday Light, Inspired by Chihuly

 Inspired by the glass artist Dale Chihuly I made this candle holder to celebrate the holiday of light, Chanukka.
The glass artist Dale Chihulyas been an inspiration for many art teachers this year.
View the work of glass artist Dale Chihuly at Litvak Gallery in Israel

My autism adult group followed those instructions:
Using a full sheet of semi transparent sandwich paper they made a collage, glueing peices of wool and color tissue paper on the paper.
Adding a top layer of glue, then folding the paper in half . 

At this stage they wapped the glass bowl with 2 layers of paper.
Then placed the  glass bowl on top of a plastic cup in a upside down position.
Placed the folded sheet ontop of the bowl and press it to form the shape as you can see on the left photo.
The paper bowls were left to dry;
When dry I plan to post a group photo of the lights.
                                                            You can see the wool pieces on the left.

Nov 10, 2010

Autumn Leaves, Still Life

 Following last week "Still Life, Black and White" we make this Autumn Leave drawing.
They used cardboard stancil to do the leaves.
We add a layer of transparent paper with a leave pattern made by rubbing with oil pastels on autumn leaves.

Nov 4, 2010

Still Life, Black and White

This black and white drawing was introduced with this still life on the right.
They started with the object; either a cat or a vase on the table.
The cat is with the torn paper technique and vase used stickers and pastels. 

While the object dryed, they draw the table using black pastel only.
The gray was done by rubbing cooking oil with q-tip on the pastels lines.
On the drawing they added water down gauche, either red or yellow before gluing the object on or below the table.

Oct 30, 2010

Printmaking, Migrant Birds

We using styrofoam printmaking to make a group print of the "Migrant Birds", natures wonder that comes our way each Fall season. 

I precut sihouette of birds for the members to choose and to glue on styrofoam board.

Using a pen, they scratched holes to make the texture background around the sihouette and a plastic knife was used to make the outline around the birds.

They printed a couple of times on different paper, unfortanatly we used plane guache paint.

One print was used as part of the group project and one was used as a personal greeting card, they gluing the printed paper on top of a folded color paper and draw around it with pastels.

Oct 12, 2010

Trip to Eilat insired by Paul Klee

 Last week I saw a wonderful post about portrait inspired by Paul Klee using tissue paper (sorry I can't find the blog to acknowlege and post link). Great art idea and I do love Paul Klee.
Our group went to the beach vacation last week so I decided to use that as a suject.
After showing some of Paul Klee work, some of his line drawing on a very colorful grid  background I gave out a precut cardboard fish or palm tree and black pastel to drew the detail texture of subject.
Next they glued cut color tissue paper.
While the object dryed I gave cardboard stancil to make the wave lines fot the grid.
 The city of Eilat is desert so they use a range of oil pastels in those colors to make the grid.
They colored some of the grid with the desert color pastel, and the rest was painted with a water base BLUE paint as the sea.

 Object was glued on the grid background.

I just found this interesting post connecting to this painting by Paul Klee in  Douglas Florian blog.
For Poe tree friday: Águas de Março (The Waters of March) by the late Brazilian composer Tom Jobim.

Remembra in Brazil, in the Southern Demisphere, Marco, March, is the end of summer.

To hear it beautifully sung by the late Elis Regina click on this link:

The Waters of March

Sep 30, 2010

Personal Chamsa from Clay

  This Chamsa (Arabic) a lucky talisman shaped like a hand was done in that same technique as the  clay and color sand artproject.

After forming many round shape clay balls covered with color sand, they drew with the marker their left hand on the cardboard.
Small dry branches they broke to size are used to decorate.

A layer of glue mixed with sparkling paint a bit water down was brushed on the whole  project.


Sep 15, 2010

Hanging Holiday Picture

This photo is the back and front of a hanging holiday art project.
After choosing 2 illustrations to decorate; they glued it on a A3 bristol paper.
While the glue dryed they embossed the aluminium sheet for hanging.
Around the illustrations I added lines as can be seen in the photo, as a starting point to design the decoration. They continued the line to create a pattern to color; each making an original design.  
The A3 bristol is folded in 2, and put together with a staple to the alluminum hanger.
We used wooden sticks that were cut from a decrative fance that was about to be thrown away. 
They should be hang in the middle so that both sides can be seen.

Sep 12, 2010

Holiday Mobil

Another artproject for the holiday, 2 object mobil using tissue paper, torn white paper , pastels and a disposible degradable plate. 
Below is the combine photo of the mobile, front and back veiw of the same artproject.
After making snake shape pieces from tissue paper they choose either to design a pomegrant or a fish; after glueing the drawing to cardboard they glues the snake shape on photo copy line drawing.
While it dryed they tore white paper making small peices as feathers to cover the prcut recycle cardboard dove, glued the torn paper and added greetings.
The first object was cut and the reverse side was designed with color pastels.
To frame the object we used disposible degradeble plate that I precut the middle, we stapled the object to the plate.
The plate frame makes it easy to put together with a ribbon.

Sep 2, 2010

Printmaking for the Jewish NewYear

This year I want work on prints, and our first project is this Jewish New Year Greetings.

The first thing they did is create the heart print design; they glued precut cardboard hearts I prepared.
While the hearts dryed they designed the Chamsha (in the middle) with pastals, using a stancil of the eye to start the design.

Then they started printing on transparent paper.
The round print is done on coins to wish aboundance; next to that there are smiley stickers to wishing happiness.

Now I see that printmaking is not easy; it is importent to supervise.
I need to the importance of printing more then one time to acheive a clear print.