This week's Table complimented the Artistic Behavior Unit we we exploring this week, Artists Collect and Synthesize. If you're not familiar with the concept of the Table, you can check it our here. We took a look at the work of Environmental Artist Bryant Holsenbeck. She creates creatures out of trash and recycled materials. It wasn't to hard to load up the Table with this type of material.
Students who selected to work at the Table began by creating wire frameworks which they wrapped in grocery store plastic bags. Once the basic form was in place, the students had a selection of yearn, string and fabric to add to their creations.
We opened the tool box to make sure we had the right tools for the job.
For the finishing touches, we dove into the junk draw where we found googly eyes, feathers and other types of cool stuff. Below are a few of the results.
For next week's Table, we will be taking a look at altered books!
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Teaching for Artistic Behavior (TAB) is a student-directed art education pedagogy that directs students to think and work as artists.
Making Artists picks up where The Open Art Room left off, covering issues and situations choice teachers encounter as they design their program.
The Open Art Room provides a student-centered approach to art instruction that is inspirational, practical, and classroom-tested.
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Art Teacher : Ian Sands