CBMS Choice-Based Art Studio

CBMS Choice-Based Art Studio
CBMS Choice-Based Art Studio

Monday, February 11, 2019


Monday can be the hardest day of the week around here. I think it is a combination of my impulse to roll out something new to start off the week, and the kids getting readjusted to how to do school after two days off. 
Once plastering is complete, our custom is to read a story while the plaster sets up. We prefer Edward Gorey and Maurice Sendak for this purpose. 
But today, during my very large combination 7th & 8th grade class, I looked around and was absolutely overcome (read: horrified) with the variety of goings-on. Ready for a list? We had:
  • Face plastering (plaster gauze on live face)
  • Paper making (day one) (see what I mean?)
  • Mural making (with some sort of complex math calculations going on involving a tape measure, a circle and a circumference?)
  • Mono-printing on gelli plates
  • Glazing clay
  • Valentine making
  • and the usual drawing, painting, needle felting, sewing and cardboard sculpture
Papermaking station ready for business
The thing is, while there was an impossible number of specialized processes out that usually only appear one at a time, it was all working. 

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

heART Trap

I just set an art trap in the spirit of the season. 

Who will fall in?