Friday, April 20, 2012

Surrealist Spaces

After completing a 12 by 12 inch one-point perspective room design,
students work in pairs to create a 22 by 22 inch surrealist
space on poster board with magazine collage. 

It is fun to see what the students find to fill their spaces with,
and also to see students collaborate on a large project!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Spring String Art

"String Art Reproducible Patterns" by Annette Schmidt,
1998 Frank Schaffer Publications Inc.

The spring semester is the perfect time for String Art in the art room!  I discovered this great string art pattern book a few years ago.  Some patterns are a bit advanced, so I simplified the ideas for 7th graders.

We used black railroad board and solid or muliti-colored crochet thread.
We then matted them with coordinating construction paper.