My latest craftiness

7 Aug 2012

Category: Art, Art Lesson Plans, DIY & Crafts, Home Decor

etching-print-on-fabric

etching-print-on-fabric

A little update on some of the craftiness my students and I have been up to lately…
The images above are hand coloured etching prints that were transfered onto sheets of calico, using the Gloss varnish transfer technique.
painting with food

painting with food

These pictures are photocopies of famous painting drawings that I took from a Masterpiece colouring book.
The colours on these artworks were created by using a whole bunch of different stuff you can find around the house. The blue is blue coridal, red – beetroot juice, brown – coffee and cola, yellow – tea, green – green coridal. We made darker shades of some colours by adding food dye powder to some liquids. A little tip though – the cordial dries sticky!! I’m thinking I’ll solve the problem by covering the better ones in sheets of clear contact.

making cushions

making cushions

My monthly craft day with some gal pals this past weekend was – cushion making! We ignored some of the wonky stitching and silly seams and were pretty proud of our creations! A fun day was had by all. Our next craft day is next month.

plaster

plaster

Here are a couple of the plaster cast portraits created by my year 9 students. I love the bright red hair against the blue starry sky!

street-art-melbourne
And finally today, after recovering from a bout of the sniffles yesterday, I took my Year 11 Art class on a Street Art Tour of Melbourne City. I was a little more interested in all the little sculptures living in the lanes. Think I might incorporate recycled sculpture into our unit on sculpture this semester. Maybe I could pop them up around the school without asking for permission…

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I love these little can men!

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The little gems of Melbourne.

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My love…