Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Gourds: Anybody worked with them? Have ideas?
I bought some sample gourds, already cleaned and dried. The Egg gourds are a good size and price (far right). The Jewelery are tiny. The Banana's shape could lend to some interesting projects. Ordered 1 Purple Martin for fun, many people use this type to make bird houses. Want to use gourds with K-5 students. I don't really want to drill and cut into them since that's a lot of prep so I guess that crosses off rattles. Ideas are dolls, ornaments, and sculptures (picturing fruit, eggs, etc.). Any suggestions guys?
Friday, August 5, 2011
This beautiful painting will help kick off our fall theme~ Go Green! We will make better environmental choices in the art room, continue collecting recycled materials to make art out of (see previous "Go Green" post) and do some nature studies. I have hopes to draw from nature (flowers, leaves, sticks, trees, insects), do leaf rubbings, work with sand and rocks again and create art out of dried gourds.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
I love Dover illustrations to inspire kids in art! Do you subscribe by email to Dover's free samples of their coloring book pages, art, resources, and literature? This week's Native American Vector Motifs are stunning and a real leaping off point for an art lesson. Print/save the samples this week and/or buy their books. Check this site weekly for other motivational resources for kids' art.