Sunday, September 12, 2010

Chihuly Unit!

We are diving into Dale Chihuly's artwork with our extraordinary unit written by fellow Metro art teachers! My 3rd and 4th graders have been creating "Chihuly Drawings". We started by reviewing two very important color families: warm and cool.  We looked at Dale Chihuly's drawings and made some sketches of our own. The students created their backgrounds using either cool colors or warm colors. We then drew our Chihuly-inspired organic forms on our dried backgrounds with oil pastels. We also used paint right out of the bottle to splatter lines and designs over our drawings to give them that extra "Chihuly touch"! . 
Once we finished our spontaneous splattering we signed our drawings with our "artist signature."

Our next endeavor will be a collaboration sculpture project. Each student will create a Chihuly organic sculptural form and we will attach them to a post being built by my wonderful fiance, Daniel. This will be an installation piece located somewhere in the school. We will research and decide on the installation location, inside or outside, and then we will document our installation process and product. 

Here's our beginning phases of the Chihuly Towers!

We are still working on these, but it's a great start!

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