Chihuly’s Macchia Bowls

  Fourth grade learned about world famous American glass artist Dale Chihuly. [Times photos: James Borchuck] They made their own version of his glass Macchia bowl series using plastic! They used a special kind of plastic, Dura-Lar Acetate Alternative, that hold it’s shape after heated up and cooled down, similar to glass. To create their…

Insect Sculptures

2nd Grade Insect Sculptures Second Grade learned that artists have been studying insects for centuries. Scientists even became artist so that they could draw more accurate pictures of the insects they were learning about. We also looked at artist Jennifer Angus who uses thousands of real bugs to create wallpaper like designs on gallery walls….

Chihuly’s Ikebana Sculpture

3rd grade Visual Art Chihuly’s Ikebana Sculpture Third grade learned about world famous American glass artist Dale Chihuly. They made their own version of his Ikebana sculpture series using recycled water bottles! They learned the art technique of decoupage and coated the bottles with warm or cool color tissue paper. The Ikebana series is inspired…

Chihuly’s Macchia Bowls First grade learned about world famous American glass artist Dale Chihuly. They made their own version of his Macchia bowl series using coffee filters! They used markers to add COLOR to their filters. Then we sprayed them with water to blend all the colors together. Finally we draped them over paint bottles…