Sunday, September 12, 2010

Chihuly Unit Continued....

My 1st and 2nd graders are exploring color through Chihuly as well. We too have learned about warm and cool color families. They are discovering how colors can work harmoniously together with this Chihuly-inspired project.

We looked at several images of Dale Chihuly's glass sculptures and especially at the Macchia series! They are enjoying learning lots of new vocabulary words too!

The first step in our Macchia sculpture project is creating an organic shape using a coffee filter.We are creating designs using warm and cool colors. . One coffee filter will show warm colors and the second will show cool colors.

After we have filled the coffee filter with designs, we wrap them around balls of aluminum foil secured with a rubber band. Each student then sprays their macchia forms with starch. We are getting ready to unwrap our sculptures, once they have dried, and we will be playing with composition to create a "Macchia Forest" with our forms. 

Okay, here's some of our "Macchia Forests"!
                                                (Macchia Forest and Drawing Wall)

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful and I am planning on doing something like this this summer with the kids who sign up for our summer art series here at the library