Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Our 5th Year!

We have begun our FIFTH year of art enrichment this school year.  Can you believe it?  The first art enrichment participants are now in 8th grade.  Time sure flies!

We started with something called The Hexagon Project.  Unfortunately with all the snow days, I was absent for the first few art enrichment classes as the middle schoolers were finishing up the Darby Creek Mural project.  The Hexagon Project is actually for 5th - 12th graders, but as usual Mrs. Luker and I feel that the 4th graders can rise to the challenge.  We chose the topic inspired by a picture that made the rounds on facebook:  "Qualities Not Measured by Tests".

The resulting works will be displayed in the school as an installation piece.

Students came up with very interesting visual images to go along with their topic...

Our next project will result in an installation in a local restaurant called 'Ol 42 Grub House.  Mrs. Luker was given Almond Milk cartons and we brainstormed possible projects using them.  We came up with an aquarium of fish.... each carton will be transformed by a student into a fish.  We looked at the work of Louise Nevelson and Sandy Skoglund for inspiration.

I can't wait to see what the kids come up with for this assemblage project!