Ikebanas are the perfect Chihuly project for my 2nd graders! With our flowers & vase projects over the past few weeks....this is a natural next step.
This is what my students created today...and we'll add a bit more next week(probably using acrylic paint). They cut a water bottle in half to begin with. Then they glued the tissue paper on(much like the 3rd & 4th grade project). They then used pipe cleaners & construction paper to create the plant form.
They are very bright...very fun!
If you are not familiar with the Ikebanas...here are to images from the St. Louis show.
Every time I visit you make me want to get back to teaching...and elementary of all crazy things! You know how much I did not want that even 15 years ago!! I have no words for the brightness you bring to my day, now if I could just get my sons art teacher to do anything more involved then crayons and one annual clay piece.ReplyDelete
these are SO beautiful! :)ReplyDelete
I am so glad I found your blog. It's great to see things from a male art teacher working in the lower grades perspective. I teach art privately to groups of students per-k through high school. I am totally thinking about your Chihuly piece. I have seen his work at the Jocyln in Omaha and the Glass House in Chicago. Check out my blog if your wantReplyDelete
Thanks for the great ideas!
Thanks so much! I love what I do...and I believe that translates to the kids!!ReplyDelete