The following is a copy of a letter that was sent home with many students on Friday before the break, however, some were missed so I will be sending it home to those who did not receive it.
Do you want to empty your junk drawer? Need to find a better place for little toys than on the floor? This is the art project you have been waiting for!
In art we have been exploring mixed media and how we can use different tools to create beautiful pieces of art that are unique. As a final project, the students will be creating a canvas using the techniques we have discussed in class, as well as introduced to some new ones.
For this last piece they will need to bring in items that will add visual interest and texture. The theme will be ‘Me in Pieces’. They will put pieces together that will show who they are. For example, they could focus on interests, hobbies, family, etc. The items that they will bring in will be painted on or over, so they need to be relatively flat and lightweight so that they can be hot glued onto the canvas. Since, they will be painted, colour does not matter. The type of art we will be doing is a spin on ‘steam punk’.
Here is an example of one that my sister created to give you an idea of what the end result will look like:
Examples of items: bolts, nuts, washers, clothes pegs, safety pins, knitting needles, doilies, lego, chains, buttons, screws, crochet flowers, twigs, fake flowers, toy cars, old super hero dolls, beans, pasta, keys, little wooden letters, paint brushes, old cupboard knobs, wire, string etc. The possibilities are endless! The canvas will be approx. 11”x16” so items should not be overly large so that the students can include as much (or as little) as they prefer.
As with any large projects, it takes a village, so donations are welcomed! We will be using glue guns and glue, if you have additional ones that we could borrow/use it would be appreciated.
Each student is asked to bring in 1 packaged of small glue sticks (Dollarama/Dollar Tree) for hot glue guns. I will supply the canvas boards.
We will start the project the first week back to school.
Thank you for your continued support!