Tuesday, September 22, 2015

bulletin board minions

I was inspired by the recent Minions movie to create another Minion theme art hallway bulletin board this year. I found lots of inspiration online and incorporated the pencil theme with them as well.
I found this image of the Minions holding pencils, ready to learn from _artistiq_art on Instagram.  This was the perfect image to get me started!  I then found the images below from moviepilot.com to create a little gallery of art history inspired Minion pictures.

I recreated the Minions out of poster board and construction paper, adding a pencil and substituting a banana for fun.  I kept my pencil border and large pencil sign to remind students about the most important things to have before entering the art room!  You can see more Minion themed projects here

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Paste Paper Collages

I had fun playing Paste Paper Collages with one of my Art Teacher Besties, Shawny, this summer.  She taught an awesome summer workshop at Friends University in Wichita. I became hooked on playing with all of the paper scrappies she had her students make to create collages with.  The paste papers were created by mixing cheap acrylic paint and Elmer's paper mache art paste. Then you paint a layer of color on heavy paper, let it dry, then layer another color on top, and before it drys, creatively scrape into it with a tool. When one side is dry, you can do the other side and double your choices!!! Other papers were water color drippage play or shaving cream prints. 

Since the papers were already made for me, I could just spend time playing collage. It was fun mixing and matching colors and patterns and thinking up different compositions. These came together fairly quickly that way, adding string and other actual textured papers to finish.

This could be a fun way to use up all of your extra scrappies and give students who finish early something creative to do. They could create the papers for themselves or make them available for others and then collage from there.

You can find out more info on creating Paste Papers here.