Wednesday, October 19, 2011
A fun Sculpture project by Middle School students.
We began this lesson by watching a video about the artist Joan Miro it is a wonderful video that you can find on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TV0beMXxW8&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL. Afterwards we discussed surface design and looked at many images of various art forms to inspire and ignite our imaginations. I think it worked. No two sculpture projects were alike. The technique we used was to bend a wire coat hanger into an interesting form then cover it with a nylon stocking which is coated with latex house paint mixed with glue. It actually gives the surface a canvas type feel which is easy to paint on. Some students opted to not cover their hanger with a nylon stocking and instead wrapped the hanger with cotton batting which was later wrapped in plaster gauze. The creative process took on different meaning for each of them. I learned that some students are risk takers and became very adventurous on their creative journey. Others just loved playing with color. One made his to serve a cause. And of course there is the "cat" lover of the group, hers amazed me. Enjoy the work of these talented young artists.