School Auction Repousse Murals: Round Up

Yesterday I shared copper repousse mural from an old School Arts Magazine. It got me thinking….are any schools making repousse murals today?
P.S. Freestanding repousse murals make great group art projects for the school auction. If you are interested in making a repousse mural at your school, please read this excellent repousse mural tutorial from Donna Kern Ball. For more ideas, be sure to check out my ‘School Auction Ideas: Repousse’ board on Pinterest.

Yes!

I found six.

This auction project uses all the two-tone foils from blick. Nice!

Another mirror. This one has a liver of sulfur patina.

Here is another mural. Click here to see close-ups of all the copper tiles. Used a liver of sulphur patina.

This school created a copper mural installation with an artist-in-residence.

Want to try? Click here for full-color tutorial for making copper repousse tiles.

Materials:

For school use, Mural 2 below uses two tone copper tooling foil roll cut into pieces. or 5″x5″ pre-cut copper tooling foil squares. These pieces are copper toned on one side and aluminum on the other. I’ve used these products and they are easy to work. Mural 1 below used heavier all-copper sheets – I haven’t used them.

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copper murals for school auctions
Photo source mural 1. Photo source mural 2. Photo source mural 3.

Do you like these copper repousse school auction murals? Click here for mural 1, click here for mural 2, and click here for mural 3.

I did a repousse lesson with the fourth grade – click here for my foil repousse  lesson plan.

 

Enjoy!

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Two-Tone Tooling Foil – $16.50
from: Blick Art Materials (compensated affiliate)

art metal tooling foil sheets dick blickArt Metal Foil Sheets – $2.81
from: Blick Art Materials (compensated affiliate)

 

Easy Warhol Pop Art Project

Our first graders just completed an Andy Warhol-inspired project in their general ed classroom. After reading Getting to Know Andy Warhol, they drew a single common object. In past years, their teacher would take the drawings to the copy machine, reduce them and make four images of each child’s art. The children would then color the copies. This year I consulted with the first grade teacher about how to use iPads to simplify the process. We ended up with two options using the iPad camera and two free apps: PicCollage and Pop Art Lite.

Pop Art Lite does only one thing: turn artwork into 4-part Warhol grids. I like Pop Art lite because you can change the color scheme. Warm, cool, complementary, analogous are choices you can make.

 

For PicCollage, kids take a photo of their drawing with the iPad, then put that photo in each quadrant of a grid. You can adjust the filter color, or print out the PicCollage and then hand color it. Getting To Know DVDs – $29.95 from: Blick Art Materials (compensated affiliate link)

 

We used this Warhol soup can template from the E is for Explore blog during our art show.  I read that Warhol used a ‘semi-mechanized’ method for creating his soup cans – I figure a copy machine is also semi mechanized.  Here are the results.

Our interactive coloring contest ties in to the FEAST! unit.

Our interactive coloring contest ties in to the FEAST! unit.

Snowflake Bentley

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Hello friends! I hope you are all having a great winter. If it’s December, January or February, you can’t go wrong with a snowflake lesson.

Here is my Snowflake Bentley lesson. It’s based on the work of photographer and tinkerer Willson Bentley. Bentley was the first person to photograph individual snowflakes on a microscopic level. Thanks to Bentley, we know that each snowflake is unique and six-sided.

I’m using my new favorite tool, the Smore (www.smore.com) to share it with you. Enjoy!!!

P.S. This makes a great sub plan.

Happy winter!

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