Here's my boat, made from Ann Wood's tutorial. I'm going to simplify the sail for the kids. I made mine from fabric, and hand sewed it.
Monday, March 29, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
Here are a couple of the papier mache boats drying in the sun. We'll paint them next week and add masts and sails.
Some of the kids got their boats finished in time to create more figures (with aluminum foil as the armature) and we also covered plastic Easter eggs with papier mache. We'll paint everything next week.
Friday, March 12, 2010
Woven Landscapes today, in watercolor. First draw a landscape, then draw a copy of it on another sheet, so you have two nearly identical drawings.
Cut one painting vertical, nearly to the top. Cut the other, in single horizontal strips (from the top) and begin weaving.
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Brian collected a whole bunch of palm fronds in Grape Day Park, during the last rain storm. So, the kids designed and painted masks on the fronds. Here I am, showing them the process.
I brought in a bunch of images of masks from different cultures and asked the kids to look at them for inspiration. Then, to draw their design on a piece of paper.
Then, they drew the design again, with chalk, on to the mask. We soon realized the palm frond had a hole where the nose would be, so some redesign was neccessary.