Springtime Shoe Project

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Well… it really wasn’t meant to be a shoe project but more a project to explain fashion and industrial design.

But a lot of students’ chose shoes.

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Notice the pensive, thoughtful look on their faces, nothing could be farther from the truth.

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The work in action!

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Justin’s first sketch.

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Harrison did a great shoe inspired by……

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I’m not sure what inspired the sketch of the Obama shoe, but it looks nice.

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Springtime Paper Mache

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Springtime Paper Mache, but first a cup of tea…..  When I bring stuff out of the kiln a certain number of of students always want to know if they can drink from their creations.  Yes, yes you can….

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Mystery person in mask.

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Another mystery person

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Wyatt and Dylan posing with mask.

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Maddie, Brielle, and Cierra

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Harrison, Justin,  and Dylan.

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Emma and Natalie

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Darian and Ean

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Darian and Ean

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The most evil table posing.

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I like this picture of the whole table gathered around, ‘kinda meeting like.

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A great looking group.

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I like the tongue on the bear.

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Ms. Claudia did a great Lorax.  Nice simple

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The duck in the middle really ties the group up nicely!

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The yarn hair is hard to make out here, but it really added to the piece.

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This was a great little old lady!

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Penguins for Peace

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Still Life With Flowers

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Painting and drawing still lifes would not have happened without Abby Miller’s mother, who is a manager at Meijer. She not only answered my e-mial request for a donation but she also delivered them twice!

DSCN4944Painting still lifes is nothing but bliss in my classroom!

I love the above picture.  She was so happy painting, so many kids are. It’s truly a privilege to get to do this kind of thing with so many nice students.

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Pretty much the look of the classroom for painting still lifes. I push all the tables together and run the subject matter down the middle.

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Another happily completed still life.  The problem with the younger ones is catching them before they stir and paint it into oblivion.   They are more into the process of painting and less into the actual finished product.

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He might look a little pensive but he was totally into painting the still life with flowers.

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She was particularly proud of the vase, as I recall.

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It generally starts like this.  I try to get the students’ to do a light pencil sketch before they grab the paint.

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But for the younger set the whole idea of planning and doing a light sketch will not happen.  They know what they want and jump right in.

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This picture cracks me up!  He listened intently to my instructions, looked carefully at the flowers on the table and then drew some sort of monster figure.