November 16, 2010 | Comment3 comments - join the party! |

We are recovering from a cold that went around and the came back around. Right now Mr. Chubs is the only one feeling the last bit of it. He has a nose that won’t stop.

My classes have been going so well, I have been so happy with the projects but busy-ness hasn’t allowed me to post much yet.

Here is one inspired Little Cloud by Eric Carle ( you may remember it from our summer reading)and a little Jackson Pollock inspiration as well.

We combined the art technique of Mr. Pollock for our background in nice shades of blues and greys.We had previously looked at the book Little Cloud and talked about seeing shapes in clouds by using our imaginations.

For the clouds we used black paper and a white oil pastel for a chalk board effect. We used two pieces of paper, and cut them both out in the same shape, and stuffed it with cotton. Many of the students lo
ved this because they said they felt like they were making a stuffed plushie.

I loved the end result, and so did they, which is whats most important.
A few of these works of art also found their way to be displayed here. They will be among other peices that represent the many art forms we teach at Arts Umbrella.

When is the last time you looked for shapes in clouds?


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We always look for shapes in clouds 😀 Love this post, lovely works of art.

by Carmen on November 16, 2010 at 10:46 pm. Reply #

This is such an awesome project!!!

by The Buenos on November 17, 2010 at 3:12 am. Reply #

I used to do it often as a child but lately it's hard to just stop and look up at the clouds. I am going to put this on my project list. If only we can get the munchkin to do so with us!

by Nani on November 18, 2010 at 2:02 pm. Reply #