Clay Oysters Lesson Plan

Level: Elementary School Duration: 2, 45 minute class periods Historical Overview: August Rodin and France (For Adults: Judy Chicago) Goals and Objectives: To introduce sculpting techniques. Vocabulary: positive and negative space, carving additive and subtractive methods, proportion, scale Materials: clay, carving tools, wire and washer clay cutting tool, sponges, water containers, …

Oyster Paper-making Lesson Plan

Title/ Description: Papermaking and paper casting Level: Middle School and High School Duration: 5, 45 minute class periods Historical Overview: Japanese Paper Goals and Objectives: To introduce papermaking process and the importance of recycling, reusing and recycling paper. Vocabulary: deckle, pulp, cotton, recycling, molds, press, iridescent Materials: paper making screen, …

Paper Sculpture Oyster Lesson Plan

Title/ Description: Paper Sculpture Oyster Project Level: Elementary School Duration: 1, 45 minute class period Historical Overview: Andy Goldsworthy, Environmental Artist from the U.K. Goals and Objectives: To introduce collage process and the importance of recycling, reusing and recycling paper. Vocabulary: collage Materials:  Reeves BFK or other cotton heavy weight …

Positive and Negative Space (Visual Confusion) in Nature

It’s wonderful to see an example of an art term in the outdoors while contemplating the nature of things. In art, when contrasting silhouettes are layered, it’s easy to lose one’s figure-ground relationship. In art, it’s called “visual confusion” when positive and negative space make it difficult to discern spacial …

Art Sphere’s “The Envelope Projects”

Art Sphere’s “The Envelope Projects” are creative assignments for facilitating community members facing physical, mental and emotional challenges to poverty, incarceration and violence to explore their lives through self-reflection and make art for self-empowerment. When we are awaiting news, envelopes represent lack of control …if we get the news we …