My kids know that we are going to have an art and music year, but since writing week, I have not told them any details, though they have asked. To get them thinking like artists, we did art today for fun. Using Art in Action 2 by Maja Pitamic, we studied this piece by Giuseppe Pelizza da Volpedo, whom I have never heard of even in all my years of art history classes. Nonetheless, this is "Flowers in a Meadow" done in a pointillism style:
The project was to make a candle holder using the colors found in the painting.
First we had to roll out 4oz. of Polymere clay (each):
Roll out to 1/2 in. thickness:
Fit the clay over a small cup (covered with plastic wrap) the size of a tealight candle and, using a pencil, poke holes around the sides:
Bake the clay as per directions on clay package. When it cools, paint the inside only.
When the paint dries, cover the inside with a layer of clear PVA glue.
When the glue dries, add your tealight, and ta dah!