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Friday, May 17, 2013

Tissue Wall Hangings

For this three day art class the fourth through sixth graders made a face with modeling clay--they put on four or five layers of white tissue, (painted on with wheat paste).  The final layer was using color tissue.



For the second lesson, they took out the modeling clay and added to their features using  bread clay.  They also bent a length of reed into a circle to fit around their face.



Today, the final day, the students put their hangings together using thin telephone wire and found materials.





Some interesting hangings!

7 comments:

michaela said...

how come your teaching classes other then p's? Man is this school lucky--you should be getting paid for all this work!

Susan Beauchemin said...

I was asked to volunteer to teach art for an hour on three Fridays for an enrichment program for grades 4 through 6. The students could choose from an assortment of classes--photography, gardening, sewing and art. Patience talked me into agreeing to do it--she wanted to be my helper--which she was! It seems the school is strapped for money and I truly believe there should be art classes for all the student's, that I felt compelled to help out in this small way. Getting paid would be nice though.

martha said...

I totally agree with Michaela!!!

Susan Beauchemin said...

Oh well...

michaela said...

looks like i'm being replaced as your art helper :)those kids are so lucky. even though you deserve the big bucks--i hope they pay you with smiles and praise because you are awesome!

Susan Beauchemin said...

Thanks Michaela! Those kids are pretty sweet--I believe they do like the art class.

jelly andrews said...

This is really cool. I really love this idea. And I guess this is a perfect activity for elementary grader students. Thanks a lot for sharing this information.