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Oldenburg: candy, pencil, marker

1 Oct

5th graders are almost done.

  • Fork: insulation wrapped in tape.
  • Flag, mike & Ike and m&ms: computer images projected onto white butcher paper. Painted with tempera cakes.
  • Pencil and marker: poster tubes
  • Cotton candy: Halloween spider webs sprayed with liquid watercolor over armature.

How to attach a logo to large scale sculpture

16 Sep

Work on our large scale Oldenburg sculptures continues.

Oldenburg marker and pencil sculptures

3 Sep


Oldenburg Large Scale Sculptures

2 Sep

Fifth graders are starting their Oldenburg large-scale sculptures. Here is the first peek. We are using cardboard tubes for the armature.

Healthy Food Mural

11 Mar


Our second graders are studying healthy foods. We created this mural as part of the project. It was also an extension of our warm and cool color lesson.

watercolor paper, 7″x7″
oil pastels
baby oil
reference photos of fruits and vegetables (we used the weekly grocery store ads from the newspaper)

Draw one type of fruit or vegetable on the paper using oil pastel. Fill the square. Use and warm and cool color scheme – if you draw a warm color fruit, use a cool color background, and vice versa.

After drawing, blend the oil pastels with a q-tip dipped in a BIT of baby oil. Be sure to use two q-tips – one for blending warms, and one for blending cools.

Place completed artworks on a drying rack for a day or two so excess oil can absorb into the paper.

I laid out the artwork face down in a grid, and taped all the seams together with masking tape. If you use enough tape on the back you can hang it as a single piece.

If you ever decide to take down your masterpiece, you have the option of cutting on the seams and returning individual artworks to students.