Jul 26, 2010

Hand Made Cardboard Fan

As has been a very hot summer.
My daughter just returned from Verona Italy where it was in the high 90's.
Waiting for the start of the Opera , in  Arena deVerona , one of the most beautiful colossoeum in Italy, my daughter discribes the audience fanning themselves with colorful paper fans.
Using recycle cardboard packaging I cut out 4 panels to make this fan.
I taped the 4 panels with masking tape to a large A3 paper so that they can design the fan. One side was done with pastals and the use of a cardboard stancil of a heart.
Then, turned all 4 panels that are still connected with the tape,  the reverse side was designed using markers and stickers. We cut the tape to seerate the peices, you can see the tape as part of the design.
We made holes as seen above to connect with a butterfly pin.
Once the handle was closed with the 4 pannels inside  I cut small trianges on the side so that the fun will open to a fuller fan, you can see the cut clearly below. 

Jul 24, 2010

Collage, Color Sand, Beach

 Beautiful  sandy beach
  • The background is pastel drawing done with a precut stancil  shaped as a shell.
  • Sand color mixed drawing on background. They choose the color sand to mix with watered glue and dripped it gently on the background letting in move around the board.
  • Pre painter magazine paper as a college as the sea.

Jul 16, 2010

Colorful Pin Wheel

We are waiting for a summer breeze to watch them turn.
Made with 2 layer of artwork, glued together, then cut to form a pinwheel.
The outside as you see is torn crepe paper collage on cardboard page from an old calender.
The inside, is a pastel color drawing of target board.
I predraw a small circle as a start and 4 lines showing where to cut the drawing to form the pinwheel.
Once the collage was dry we glued the 2 artwork together back to back. With alot of help they cut and glued the corners in the small circle of the target.
Then then glued a cardboard circle in the middle.
The last part I did, I using a sharp tool made a hole.
Last part of the original post below is using rubberband,
my after thought, this is not a good  idea since it does not stand well in the sun. Just use a plan smooth rope .  
Before class I premade small matchstick and rubberband to use as turning pin.
Tied string through the rubberband from one pin to the next.

Jul 13, 2010

Window Color Artproject, mix media

We made this window art on a trasparence sheet; using plasticine to out line the drawing and torn color crepe paper and color sand to fill in the drawing.
Above both sides of the trasparence sheet.

They choose between a fish or a parrot.
One group did the torn paper inside the drawing and sprinkeled color sand all around the animal.
My second group started with the backround, using torn color paper to do the background and the inside was done with color sand.
I hope to display on the windows, and will post in the blog.

Jul 3, 2010

Artproject - World Cup 2010

Everyone has been watching the World Cup 2010 in South Africa

Mix media collage: green paint, tracing paper, newspaper and plastic net(recycle net used for food packaging)

This beatiful art was done by a female member