Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Fimo Bugs

The Fimo bug magnets were a huge success. Each student made about three magnets altogether with the third one being whatever creature they wanted. They were sooooo cute!! Parents- your kids love Fimo/Scultpy. You can get it at Michaels or any art supply store. The kids just sculpt whatever they choose and you put the finished product on a cookie tray and put it in the oven at 200 degrees for 10 minutes.(With thicker items it can go in for longer) We use a pasta maker to flatten out the clay and have it ready for molding. What a great week! we were so involved I only got 1 photo.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


In cubist artworks, objects are broken up, analyzed, and re-assembled in an abstracted form. Instead of depicting objects from one viewpoint, the artist depicts the subject from a multitude of viewpoints to represent the subject in a greater context. We examined the human face and looked at how each feature looks from different views, for example the eye from straight on versus the profile. We then reassembled these features back on the face creating our own composition using oil pastels. They turned out amazing!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


I originally said the class was going to be African masks but it morphed into something entirely different. The students added all kinds of characteristics to their masks and had a great time. Check them out!