Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Buggin Out

My 7th Graders created Bug sculptures inspired by an actual insect (or spider). Students found an image of an insect of the Internet to work from. They then used wire to build the armature for their sculpture. Nylon (pantyhose) was stretched over the surface and connected on the bottom side with hot glue or by sewing the pieces together. Students then painted a layer of gesso on the nylon to make it stiff and then painted acrylic paint following the design of their original insect. I created this project in a workshop for Art Teachers 2 years ago. This project took eight 55 minute classes.

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