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.