The kids have been asked to collect and bring into class, natural objects that are small. The colors they’re using are blues, greens, and some white, silver and gold. They will paint some of the objects, so there’s a little flexibility on color. The blocks were cut in 1” and 2” thickness, using a leftover 4 x 4 fir post. The sides have been coated with Modge Podge, tops have been painted by the students, and given a coat of ‘sparkle’. Each student will then have the opportunity to collage the top of their block using the materials brought to class to share.
Thank you to George Ramos for cutting the wood blocks. http://www.georgreramoswoodworking.com/
Suggested Items for the collage:
- leaves for imprinting
- small shells or pebbles
- sand or glitter
- glass, wood, or natural-looking beads
- small interesting twigs
- beach glass, or marbles
- small magazine cutouts
- feathers or dried flowers
- cloth flowers or leaves
- dried seed pods
On several different occasions the students were able to add stenciling and embelishments to their wood blocks.
Kindergartener Willa Gagnon adds details to her wood block.
This finished project is mounted on a birch plywood with a clear finish.
Parent Contact: Christine Jeschke Christine@puckydog.com
FUSED GLASS NEIGHBORHOOD
The kindergarten students in Ms. Shue's class also had the opportunity to create a project with local glass artist, Jennifer Wells. Each child created their own small house with glass. A series of fused glass houses will be set into the panes of a recycled window sash. Check out Jennifer's website at http://www.jenniferwellsdesign.com/ .
McKenzie Tell...gluing her pieces of a house.
Max Ognall...choosing his house colors.
A set of assembled houses...ready for the kiln!
Parent Contact: Marty Buckenmeyer firstname.lastname@example.org