Welcome to the online art studio, aka the wired atelier*!

This blog is designed for students and families in Allison Fuller-Mulloy's SMHS Art Classes. It is a site for posting our daily work and homework (IWs) each week, ideas and images to explore further, reminders and due dates. I hope this blog will help students by reinforcing the week's major ideas and activities, giving make-up work for absentees, and providing families a look into the atelier every day!

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Friday, November 6, 2009

Recycled Sculptures... Week 10

After researching the life and work of sculptor Louise Nevelson, students worked in pairs to create their own sculpture inspired by her work. We collected everyday "trash" and discarded items such as soda bottles, paper towel rolls, old cardboard, and boxes which the students then transformed into beautiful sculptures. Groups painted the items within their found object sculptures in monochromatic color schemes, drawing attention to the interesting shapes and forms of these everyday objects. 

Students not only had a good environmental lesson in creative reuse of materials, but also focused on the Human Ingenuity required to create an interesting work of art.