Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Week 12- Continuing the Paper Mâché Process

The week, we continued to lay down wet newspaper strips on our sculptures. It was kind of funny to see some of the boys grossed out by the flour/water mixture. On the flipside, most of the girls seemed to be fine with it! Anyway, the kids had a great time finishing up this process of their sculptures and once again, thanks to the moms who came in to help us!

Here's some examples of their progress:

And here they are all together.....

Next week, we'll begin painting our sculptures and also help Mrs. Luker and Mrs. Klenowski paint the sets for the 3rd/4th grade play. See you then!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Art Enrichment Students' Work On Display at the Pioneer Coffee Company

Hi everyone! We've missed two classes because of all this bad weather and snow. I hope everyone's been staying warm and taking some time to paint or draw on their own to pass the time.

I wanted to let you all know, that the students' watercolor landscapes are on display at the Pioneer Coffee Company on Main Street in Plain City! They've been given a very prominent spot right in the front of the coffee shop, right next to other local professional artist's work. Please go in and take a look at them... they look fantastic all together.

And, please support the Pioneer Coffee Shop and thank them for agreeing to show the kids' work. :)


I just got a really nice e-mail from Jeremy at the coffee shop...

Hi Hilary,

Its Jeremy from Pioneer Coffee. The art work is all hung on the wall and looks GREAT! I hope all of you can make it out sometime soon and see how much it livens our place up. Just wanted to say thanks again for the participation and contribution. One of our main visions is reaching out and being very much involved in this community, and this was a great step in that direction. Hope to see you soon!!


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Week 11- Beginning the Paper Mâché Process

Today we started the messy, sticky, gooey process of laying the wet newspaper on our armatures. I mixed up several bins of flour and water and the kids tore the paper into strips. I demonstrated how to lay the paper on in layers, overlapping each piece with the next strip. You start with the largest part of your animal and work your way out to the legs or limbs. Here's some photos of the kids work:

Here they all are drying on the ramp in the art room...

Special thanks to April Kieffer for coming in to help this week. We really appreciated it!

If any parents would like to come next week to help, we'd love to have the extra hands. :)

And, please send in newspaper with your child if you can. See you next week!