Tag Archive: beading

Rainbow Mobiles with Recycled Materials

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I love making art out of household items that normally would be thrown in the trash. I believe it’s important for students to bring items from home and see how they can be turned into art because the magic changes from abstract concept to reality. This week’s Rainbow Mobiles were a great example of how…

Pegboard Art and Paper Mache

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This week’s Pegboard project covered a variety of mediums, techniques and skills. First we drew with markers, oil pastel and chalk pastel. We practiced line and shapes regardless of the holes from the pegboard. I decided this time around to gesso the boards so we wouldn’t be coloring on brown. Gesso creates a tooth for…

Wind Chimes and Shaving Cream Play

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To wrap up our six-week session which focused on taking art outdoors and incorporating the outdoors into our art we made wind chimes. I love the element of wind and thought it was a great challenge to work this into our art. I usually don’t create age specific projects but with beading I decided to…

Beaded Pasta Sculptures and More!

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This week we explored beading with some hand dyed past and pipe cleaners. I encouraged students to get sculptural using a piece of peg board along with their beaded pasta wires. For most of the students this was their first time ever beading and they enjoyed practicing their fine motor skill control and hand eye…