RE: [art_education] Re: Flowers of the South Pacific
- WOW!!! We are so close to our AMAZING flowers being fully "grown". It has been a fairly simple yet time consuming process. They are all cut and assembled, now it is time to give them form and a stem. I am experimenting with liquid starch. Any other ideas?
I cannot wait to share them. My only disappointment is that I really don't get to share them in the galleries (hallways) here at school. And the kids are bummed that they do not get to keep one. It took a lot of man power to create the 18 or so that we did, but I think we might tackle it as a grade level project, maybe in the spring. They are so beautiful and impressive. Each one we create is my new favorite!
I am thinking about presenting the project at conference.
I just found out that the original one that I got my inspiration from were made from metal....We recycled and used the backs of book covers...."Green" lovers rejoice!!
Can't wait to take a photo and share!!
From: firstname.lastname@example.org on behalf of maureen m
Sent: Fri 9/21/2007 10:18 PM
Subject: RE: [art_education] Re: Flowers of the South Pacific
I would love to know when this Gala is happening.
--- Paige Conn <paigec@... <mailto:paigec%40FISD.org> > wrote:
> Our community has a yearly "Art Past Dark" and Gala.
> It is an opportunity for local artist to exhibit in
> various locations around town as well as have the
> surrounding community view, purchase and celebrate
> the art.
> Each year, for the gala, the Fredericksburg Council
> of Arts and Antiques has local public and private
> art classes design and create the center pieces.
> They give us a theme and we are to run with it.
> Last year's theme was "Out of the Box" and we were
> to create sculptures using cardboard. My group did
> fabulous renditions of several masterpieces. For
> example: Van gogh's 15 sunflowers, Matisse's
> Dancers and Picasso's she-goat (our school mascot is
> a billie goat). The pieces are then auctioned off.
> This year's theme is "South Pacific" and we are
> being asked to create 15 "flowers" with a maximum
> height. I have a few ideas but thought I would
> throw it out to all of you....any ideas? I do not
> want to create tissue paper flowers. I know that
> will be done and done. I had thought about Chihuly
> inspired, melting and manipulating Plexiglas then
> painting with glass paint and somehow attaching a
> wire for the stem. I just want to approach flowers
> in a different medium.
> Looking forward to your ideas.
> Fredericksburg, Texas