Friday, January 29, 2016

I've Been Thinking...

Lately I've been thinking about working alongside students more and planning for them and grading less. I want to inspire and be inspired. I think that the start of the new semester on Tuesday will set me up for that. How will I begin to inspire students to be creative when they don't know how to be so, and work when they don't know what to do next?

I can't stop thinking about listening to Phil Hansen speak at the NAEA Convention in 2014 (I think.)

Here's an article about creativity within constraints
Phil Hansen's Ted Talk
Phil Hansen's Goodbye Art Academy
Phil Hansen's artwork

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Basket Weaving: Upcycle Saucer Basket

This is the first time I have ever made a basket. I taught myself from Blick's lesson plan and the related video.

 It was such a therapeutic process. Over, under, over under, over, under, over, under...If you are stressed I highly suggest doing a bit of weaving.

I couldn't figure out how to sew the lip of the basket, so I put the waxed thread around it and put wood glue all around the top. That baby is not coming apart.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Pop Sculpture

Here's a sculpture I made a couple of years ago with my students.