Over the past few weeks, Thursday art groups have been using a variety of materials to create sculptures! Friends will continue to create three-dimensional sculptures in the Studio throughout February.
We began by creating “Crazy Line Sculptures” with Model Magic, pipe cleaners and beads. Friends explored line, shape, balance and rhythm through manipulation of Model Magic, as well as by cutting, bending and twisting pipe cleaners to create different types of “crazy lines!”
Alberto: Careful, pipe cleaners are sharp!
Amaya: It looks like a roller coaster. It has hills that go up and go down.
Kofi: The pipe cleaner looks like a person wrapped up in a towel at the pool.
Elmys: It say “boing boing!”
Maceo: Lines can be crazy. They can be straight or twisty like a twizzler.
Andres: It look like a spring and sound like a slide.
Emely: It’s like a wiggle worm!
Ezekiel: Model Magic feels like marshmallows. It looks like marshmallows, too.
The following week, friends were so excited that their sculptures were dry and that they could take them home! However, before the sculptures were ready to leave the Studio, children worked on an observational drawing. This process helped friends reflect on the color, line and shape that they observed in their artwork.
Luke: I see loop de loops.
Maia: It’s a great idea to draw and paint your sculpture. Then we can look at it again!
Ronan: So many crazy lines. They go up, and to the side and loops. Drawing what you made means you have to look at it closely.
This week, Tuesday art groups continued to learn about printmaking by creating Lego prints! Friends explored shape, line and pattern while stamping with these materials and enthusiasm continued to build around the process. For the next month, children that come to the Studio on Tuesday’s will continue to work with a variety of printmaking processes!
Sophie: They make the same shapes! Small and big rectangles. It makes it look cool!
Mouhammadou: You can use little Legos to make little buildings.
Ryler: I made vegetable prints at home with my friend! She thought it was so funny!
Miles: You can use all three sides and they all look different. They make different shapes. I wonder how you can make clouds?
Chrishelle: What! Stamping with Legos?