As you may have seen on my blog...our district is having a Chihuly "push" this fall because we are blessed to have not one...but TWO amazing Chihuly installations in the Metro Nashville area.
I have the blog I created for the elementary art teachers of Nashville to the left as a resource. Take some time and look through...you may find some things you'd like to try with your students.
Last week I started with a Chihuly inspired painting with my 4th graders(go a couple posts back) This week I'm jumping into the instillation pieces. Each student in 3rd & 4th grade will be creating part of the instillation. I'm going to create 2 chandeliers & 1 tower from what my students are making( I think?). This is the first time I've done a unit like this...so this is a work in progress....stay tuned! When we're done they'll be displayed at the entrance of the school in our atrium. I've been amazed at how much the students are enjoying the project...as well as learning about Dale Chihuly and seeing pictures and videos of his work. I'm going to be sharing the process with them as I'm creating the chandeliers & tower. I want to hear what they think & see if they have any suggestions. We had discussed how Chihuly doesn't actually create the individual pieces any more...but directs the artists that are creating the pieces.
They thought that was really interesting.
Here they are drying in a empty room beside mine(that really came in handy!!).