Summertime Sculpture: Squeaky-Clean Tikis
May 10, 2018

Summertime Sculpture: Squeaky-Clean Tikis

Soap carving is an easy, inexpensive, and pleasant-smelling way for students to try subtractive sculpture! I piloted this project with my Art Club to determine where students might struggle with the process. I also wanted to see if the end results would actually look like tikis before extrapolating it to a full class project. The […]

MAY: Link, Husk, Tide, Buttress
April 10, 2018

MAY: Link, Husk, Tide, Buttress

DETAIL: Rachel Beach (Canadian; b.1975). Long Standing Installation (from left to right): Link, Husk, Tide, Buttress, 2013. Oil, acrylic and chalk pastel on plywood; 78″ x 24″ x 18″ (each). Photography by Cary Whittier. Courtesy of the artist (rachelbeach.com). Want To Have This Month’s Full-Size Study Print For Your Classroom? Order Your Copy of A&A May 2018 Issue For Only $6 Download […]

Stepping Stones / May 2018
April 10, 2018

Stepping Stones / May 2018

Stepping Stones is a monthly column that breaks down seemingly daunting tasks into simple, manageable “steps” that any art educator can take and apply directly to their classroom. Stepping Stones will explore a variety of topics and share advice for art-on-a-cart teachers and those with art rooms. FITTING SCULPTURE INTO YOUR ART CLASSES by Heidi […]

Toothpick Sculpture
April 04, 2017

Toothpick Sculpture

Most everyone knows how to wrap a birthday present, but can everyone wrap an artwork? The artist Christo and his late wife, Jean Claude, were the masters. They have wrapped mountains, rivers, cathedrals, and government buildings, and are the inspiration for our building/wrapping “Toothpick Sculptures.” The abstract, geometric planes of the toothpick sculpture will contrast […]