For the last portion of our 3D unit, I introduced the second graders to Dale Chihuly. We watched a few portions from this video below and the students were mesmerized.
Now it was time to take inspiration from Chihuly's vessels and create one of our own!
Take 3 coffee filters and glue together in a Venn Diagram shape (we reviewed what a Venn Diagram is and what it looks like). Mrs. Vance demonstrated the proper amount of glue for this project since the coffee filters are very thin.
Step 2: Let Dry...
Choose an analogous color scheme to color your attached coffee filters using simple, bold patterns, leaving no 'white space'. We reviewed and gave examples of analogous color schemes as a class.
Analogous colors are groups of three colors that are next to each other on the color wheel, with one being the dominant color, which tends to be a primary or secondary color, and one on either side of the color. Red, red-orange, and red-violet are examples.
The students used standard Crayola markers to fill in their analogous patterns.
Take the completely colored coffee filters and drape over an upside down plastic cup. Use a rubber band to secure the filters to the cup.
Place your name, in black permanent marker, in the center of what will be the bottom of your finished vessel.
(excuse the lack of pictures)
Mrs. Vance applies her super secret spray to the coffee filter sculpture.
Remove rubber band carefully and glue to black tagboard squares.
Place name on corner of the square with a white colored pencil. Once dry, remove plastic cup and photograph for your Artsonia post and reflection statement.