Wednesday, April 13, 2011

sculpture art class - 1st time using wood and felt

We had an awesome time in the 2nd sculpture art class, on a very rainy day. LC enjoyed the bus ride, as usual...then she worked with wood and felt cloth (separately) for the first time. Using her imagination, LC told the teacher that she was making a boat out of the felt and she decorated the boat with various pre-cut pieces of colorful cloth...

The teacher collects various shapes & sizes of leftover wood pieces from a carpenter. The children loved exploring, rolling and stacking the wood. The teacher tried to teach the preschoolers about balancing objects on top of each other, as well as leaning pieces against other pieces...and putting some inside of others etc. It was a nice small class today, only 5 kids, so the teacher interacted one-on-one quite a few times, with each student. The only assistance I provided to LC was helping her with the sequence (e.g. you should decide what you are going to stack first...then put the glue on the brush and brush the area of the object that you need to stick to another piece and then hold your hand down on the top piece, counting to 10, so it sticks better, then select the next piece etc.)

The teacher will hang up the 2 wood sculptures LC made, at the front window of the school, so folks passing by on the street can view this class's work for a week, then we will take hers home. LC was pleased to bring home last week's work...made of foam pipe insulation and pipe cleaners and she looks forward to the next class, which will be after spring break.