Wednesday, December 12, 2012

3rd grade Chihuly sculptures

The third graders are starting their sculpture lesson focusing on the artwork of world famous glass artist Dale Chihuly.  Specifically, we are focusing on his macchia forms.  I encourage all of you to check out his wonderfully in-depth website: http://www.chihuly.com/ .  You will see many of the images we looked at while discussing the FlipChart and being in awe by the short video.  (His studio did produce the short video clip).  I enjoyed this week with these students so much.  We learned about radial design and started to create our own macchias out of coffee filters using analogous colors.  Even though the art making is always so much fun, I think the students would agree that the discussion, wild comments, creative titles they came up with, and the awesome ways the students talked about their life experiences in relation to his artwork was truly a memorable day in art class.  Wow, you all make me so happy!  I can't wait to see you again and work on these some more.





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