Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Foil Friends

Foil is a fast, fun, way to sculpt.



This vase of foil flowers was a gift from one of my Art Club kids.


A pair of brothers made action figures...



... with the super hero on the right wearing a cape.



And one artist made her whole family..





These are fun to display on a bulletin board. One year, each artist "donated" one of their people for me to staple to the board in action poses. I also sculpted letters in foil for the "Art Club" sign with the display. (It's fun to add dimension to displays- an unexpected change from the usual flat fair!)

It's not possible to remove them from the board without mooshing them, so they weren't returned to the students. I saved the cruppled sculptures to use for armature bits as we built our paper mache artworks.
(More on them soon!)



Make it a Wonderful Day!

4 comments:

  1. Foil is fun! If you decide not to use them for armatures you could start your own gigantic foil ball, bet the kids would love it!

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  2. Hi there. Another art teacher....from Maine.
    About a year and a half ago we did the same project and I blogged about it if you are interested....

    http://downeastdoingstuff.blogspot.com/2009/01/well-over-last-2-3-days-my-7th-graders.html

    The kids love it, don't they? Aluminum foil is very interesting.

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  3. Your brain is fascinating! How DO you think this stuff up?! Lucky, lucky kids to have your for their teacher - I think those foil sculptures are the best things ever! xo, Nan

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  4. I love these!!!!!!! My Art Club will definitely be doing them next year.

    Okay, here's the weird part..."Bridezillas" was on tv when I was reading your post. They showed a wedding cake with a funny cake topper. I looked at the tin foil gifty from your student and my doofy brain thought it was a wedding cake topper for a second. Duh.

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