Dec 24, 2012

Nov 23, 2012

group Menorah (Hanukkah), Clay

Each member made one clay candle holder for this group Menorah.
With a cardboard stancil shaped triangle they each formed a triangle base for the candle...
...color sand was glued on the glass candle holder.

other Hunukka projects :

Oct 14, 2012

"WallKeeper", my Movie Maker Video

One of my creative pleasures is to weave  baskets from branches and thread of nylon bag. I first make the thread;' cut nylon bag to form rings that are weaven together to make a endless thread as long as I need.  

The name  "WallKeeper" comes from their organic shape that forms a magical space on the wall, like a natural niche on the wall. Niches in nature and in history have always been a place to keep things.

...I decided to try to capture the process it in video.  . .
What do you think??

Sep 22, 2012

Foliage Collage and Color Tissue Paper, Henri Matisse

Insired by 'Tree of Life' Stained Glass by Henri Matisse

Using full sheet of semi transparent sandwich paper, glueing leaves and color tissue paper folding in the middle and adding stick for hanging.
Same as we did "Holiday Light, Inspired by Chihuly" artproject , here wool and color tissue paper are glued in side , pressed on a bowl to form a candle holder for the holiday.


This is how it lookes when the glue is still wet before forming shape.
I image that using transparent paper would be even more exciting .

Sep 1, 2012

Rosh Hashana Artwork

The Jewish Holidays are just about  here, I can see a lot of visiters  looking for holiday ideas. here a another sucssessful project posted over 2 years ago.  

This 2-side hanging art is a project done by adult with autism.

This photo is the back and front of the smea 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.

Aug 30, 2012

School Display Board

Last year part of my job was designing and illustrating the majoy displayboards in the public special ed. school where I taught.
                                           another display board with the theme "I Am" 
 Above is a small "Welcome" board. 
Below was based for the schoolyear's theme a "Healthy Way of Living"
"health diet", "being a friend", "personal hygiene", "being fit" and  "me and my enviroment". 

A  small sign language card was displayed by each illustrations 

Aug 9, 2012

mobile, seashells

...this was posted 3 summers ago, it is a great summer project. using recycled cardboard and color sand.
This summer project, cardboard mobile "shells" was hanged on the outside swing.

First they created the cardboard collage; on a pre cut recycled cardboard they glued squared shape precut cardcoard. After covering one side of the cardboard they turned the cardboard over and glued shapes on the reverse side. This step was repeated at least twice, and then put aside to dry.

The second object on the mobile is made from wavy cardboard. The shape was stapled to create a 3 dimension shape looking like a shell. The wavy side (outer side) is painted with gauche. For the inner side, I added glue to the paint and with a spoon color sand was poured on the object.

Aug 4, 2012

Design PaperBag as ArtBag

both side of the bag are half the artwork done with: masking tape, pastels and paint on a lage 35X50Cm sheet. You can see the effect of the masking tape on the closeup photo below. They loved creating the masking tape design. Beautiful!

Jul 20, 2012

Artwork Presentation - Special Education, SchoolYear 2012

A 7 minute video showing artwork done through out this year. A mix done with all my students age 6 to 21 special education.

Jun 21, 2012

Picasso- recycle postcard


Using a Picasso  postcard booklet that was fallng apart .

They choose the postcard they liked.

I helped them match colors to work with.

16 years girl 

2nd grade

above N, 10 years old  loves horses. I was pleased to find this Picasso postcard and N did this lovely artwork. 

above E, 7 Year PDD student,  she is very enthusiastic

Jun 14, 2012

Nomination for a Fascination Award: 2012's Most Fascinating Art Teacher


This is nice, here is my nomination emblems

sponsered by Accelerated Degree network 
I got email today pointing to ..."An article you wrote in 2010 titled Collage, Color Sand, Beach has earned your blog a nomination for a Fascination Award: 2012's Most Fascinating Art Teacher "

Voting will start next week
The Most Fascinating Blog Awards are an annual collection of the web’s most inspirational and thought-provoking blogs.

May 2, 2012

Collage - more Personal Map

am adding More personal Maps
This time done by my 2nd grade special ed. student.
This timeI gave out precut stripes to form roads on to their personal map he created a house on his map.

Apr 17, 2012

Collage - Personal Map

Spring a perfect time to hike around and see nature,  with reuse maps my disable teen students made their personal map.

 This artproject is based on my first post in this blog!! Jul 25,2009
posted again
This time the drew the line with color pencils, added paint on top of the pastels and the plasticine detail.

Apr 11, 2012

Family Day Artproject with Recycle Wrapping Paper

This was done with my lower level disable teen class for family day.

I precut shaped house and heart from recycled packaging brown corrugated cardboard  I found.

They ripped recycled wrapping paper that were precut to strips to decorate the house shape.

With our help they mixed red and white to make a special pink to paint the heart.

see great school artwork

Mar 30, 2012

Blue & White Dove

... honoring our blue and white flag and the dove of peace. 
 I found that my adults autism liked to work with stickers, they all created wonderful patterns. 

-The background is painted blue, white was mixed with the blue to make it a personal blue.
- choose a blue or white precut dove and decorate it with stickers
- glue on background
- add stickers, white pastel and bluemarker

Mar 9, 2012

Citrus Fruit- Circle Stancil

The season for the Citrus fruits is during the winter, so a couple of weeks ago all my classes did the artwork "citrus fruit", a great art lesson  the shape circle and mixing red and yellow to form orange.

For the upper grades they worked on a precut cardboard circle, they drew a circle using the stencil and glued a photocopy of a citrus fruit in the middle.

They formed roundshape balls from plasticine and pressed them on the linedrawing of the circle.

They colored the citrus fruit with the orange they mixed using red and yellow.

The 2nd grade students artproject was to extend the photo copy of the citrues fruit.
They used the stancil to drew more circular shape fruits.
Then they mixed red and yellow to create orange and painted the drewing.

Precut green leaves were added.