The Joslyn in Omaha has an awesome Dale Chihuly sculpture that definitely made an impact on the kids. Today they were super excited to do their Chihuly inspired projects.
In honor of Mr. Chihuly's Macchia Bowl series we created coffee filter bowls.
|Dale Chihuly's Macchia Bowls|
|Original coffee filter|
|use watercolor to paint, spray with spray starch, put over a bottle to dry...|
|our Macchia Bowls...|
|and the leftover from the painting... can you say happy accident!|
In honor of Dale Chihuly's Sea forms we made melted plate sculptures
|Dale Chihuly's Sea Forms|
|cur plastic plates colored with permanent marker... color solid (not like this one)|
|melt plastic plates with a heat gun... round and round we went|
|our sea forms hanging suspended on an old piece of plexiglass.|
And in honor of the big sculpture at the Joslyn we made melted pop bottles... that Mrs. Carlisle still has to put together into the sculpture.
|pop bottle with the end cut off and the inside painted.|
|after adding heat!|
It was a fun day... and I learned a few things. Use big coffee filters for bigger bowls. Non-Sharpie permanent markers work best as the kids get a more solid color. Paint when left to dry overnight falls off the pop bottles as they are heated. Plexiglass is not fun to hang from a tiled ceiling.
*photo credits are linked but I have to say thank you to all the bloggers who had Chihuly inspired lessons. I learned a little from each of you to come up with all these ideas.