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Art

Decoupage

It was decoupage day! The group first sorted through old magazines, maps of Chicago, and playing cards and ripped out images they liked. Then they each picked out a cigar box and affixed their scraps using Mod Podge. Great results, including some fun surprises when you open the boxes up!

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Dream Catchers

This week the students made their own dream catchers. We used paper plates, yarn, and beads. Everybody was so creative! You can see an example that was our inspiration here: http://www.pbs.org/parents/crafts-for-kids/dream-catcher. We were going to include the feathers also, but class went too fast and there wasn’t enough time. All of the finished products still […]

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Bam!

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Louise Nevelson

This week class learned about Louise Nevelson and her “found objects” sculptures. Students then selected their favorite items from a bin of random things and made their own sculptures in the style of Nevelson. After the sculptures were created, students made parachuting people out of coffee filters and pipe cleaners.

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Air Dry Clay

This week I brought in some air dry clay and explained directions something similar to these,https://www.gatheringbeauty.com/blog//2014/06/diy-stamped-clay-bowls.html for clay bowls. Well,I guess the kids took my speaches about different ways to be creative to heart. I don’t think a single kid used my instructions. Ha! They did make some awesome creations though!

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Wacky Wardrobe

As part of Wacky Wardrobe Day, we decorated small wooden figurines with markers and dressed them in tissue paper. In some cases the figures were given favorite articles of clothing, and in others the style was a little more eclectic. By the end we had a big extended family of fashionable figurines.

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Fall

We celebrated the arrival of fall with leaf cutouts and colored yarn. After picking their shapes and colors, the Protons and Quarks wrapped the yarn around to make a soft fuzzy leaf. And in the end, several were pinned to the (very handsome!) co-op fall tree!

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Air Dry Clay

This week I brought in some air dry clay and explained directions something similar to these,https://www.gatheringbeauty.com/blog//2014/06/diy-stamped-clay-bowls.html for clay bowls. Well,I guess the kids took my speaches about different ways to be creative to heart. I don’t think a single kid used my instructions. Ha! They did make some awesome creations though!

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Self Portraits

The Muons made self portraits. We talked about how layering in art work can add interest. The first layer was made by applying tissue paper to the canvas and then spraying it with water. When the tissue dried it was peeled off leaving color and pattern behind. The next layer was text and the final […]

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Fun in the Art Room

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