Apr 29, 2010

Long ago, a Native American grandfather told his grandson, "There are two wolves fighting inside all of us constantly--the wolf of fear and hate, and the wolf of love and peace." The grandson looked up at his grandfather and asked, "Which one will win?" The grandfather replied, "The one we feed."

Apr 28, 2010

Embossed Clay Pattern

This embossed clay project was done in 2 session.
First thing, members choose either a circle or rectangle as the art shape to work on.
The technique of forming round shape balls the size of a cherry was used to fill the shape on the cardboard.
When the whole shape was filled with clay balls they rubbed the shapes together to make it smooth and flat.
To help design the emboss design I gave each member 5 peices of rope, together we created the design by stretching each piece of the ropes from one side of the clay form to the other.
The design was embossed with a variety of tools.
Last stage was to put a light layer of glue and let it dry.

The second lesson,they mixed the color with glue.
You could see that we used a light color using alot of white so that once painted, the embossed design would not be lost.
To add interest we placed a strip of paper across the artwork, and they painted the whole artwork with the mix of color and glue.
To decorate, I gave dry roots sticks that I found by the road, they broke and placed the sticks around the art work.

The above artproject was done in one session, while the clay was soft the sticks were pressed in the clay.

Put side by side they form a wonderful artwork.

Apr 7, 2010

Blue and White

Inspired by the colors of our flag we made this artproject for Independence Day that is coming up.
Step1: They mixed navy blue with white and make their own blue, to paint the board as background.
Step2: Before choosing a line drawing they created shapes from the plasticine,one group created snakes and the second group made round shape balls(different levels). They choose from 4 drawings: our map, palm tree,airplane or sunny beach.
Step3:We attached a transparent slide on the line drawing and they created the illustration by pressing the plasticine on the slide.
Step4: Glued the slide on the blue background, add a layer of glue on the plasticine.
Step5: Draw a frame design on the blue board around the slide.

Apr 4, 2010

Claude Monet Words

"...try to forget what objects you have before you, a tree, a house, a field or whatever ... merely think here is a little square of blue, here an oblong of pink, here a streak of yellow, and paint it just as it looks to you, the exact color and shape..."- Claude Monet