Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Vinyl Flowers and Play Dough Fish

For this mixed media project the students were divided into two groups. The first group decided to create flowers using vinyl 45's records. The second group used colorful play dough to create fish.
The students used a variety of materias and tools to complete their mixed media projects.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Collages and Reshaping vinyl Records

This week in art camp the students were divided into two groups. The first group created collage compositions using paper and aluminum foil scraps. The second group learned how to reshape old vinyl records and turned them into bowls. We learned that recycling is like resurrecting an old item and giving it a new life.

For the reshaping of the records, we used the oven in our school.
We placed the vinyl record on a metallic bowl and watched the melting and shaping process.
Since students were not allowed in the kitchen area, each student watched the process
through the open door. 

The students used acrylics to paint the reshaped records.
We had a great discussion on how there was a time when every household had a collection of
these whopping 12-inch vinyl discs.

For the collage compositions, some students used water colors to paint the foil, while others
used paper scraps.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Having Fun With Wearable Art

This week in art camp we created some interesting wearable art projects.
The students were divided into four groups. The fist group decided to create Tie-Dye shirts. The second group had fun decorating baseball hats. The third group created some interesting tote bags. The fourth group  worked on drawing and painting with fabric paint to decorate their T-shirts.

We had fun folding and tying the shirts with rubber bans and string.
We limited the colors we used because this was an introduction to
Tie-Dye shirts. 

We used fabric paint to enhance our Tie-Dye shirts.

The  baseball hat group used a variety of fabric and acrylic colors
to create some interesting patterns and designs. 

The students used black sharpies to draw their design.
Every effort was made to cover the black outlines with colors.  

Having fun drawing and painting our T-shirts. 

Having fun decorating our tote bags.

The students were so proud of their finished product.

It was a challenge to draw and paint on the hard canvas surface.