It has been three crazy weeks with 20 crazy little monsters and their creators. First the students did five full drawings of monsters they would like to create. We then discussed who to create each one and what supplies would be needed. The students then narrowed it down to one. It has been fun for me to look back at the paper mache creatures we created in September. The students have come a long way with their construction skills. They worked very hard on keeping their monsters balanced. The paintings above the paper mache are a ink plot monster they created with liquid waters and colored sharpies. If you are interested in seeing the students' paper mache monsters and their books from the previous class, please stop by the arts center in the near future. They will be on display in the gallery. I will post the dates of the exhibition.
During the weeks of "The Book Lives On..." the students created a variety of different styles of book. Each book had a story or information the student chose. They used different mediums from paint to collage. I enjoyed this class because I got to do a book a day as a demo. The books featured below: Theater, Story boards for the flip books, Accordion Pop-Up, Flower and Accordion. The self-portrait accordion pop-up in the middle is a group project. Even though this was a hard class the students enjoyed themselves and made some wonderful books.