Saturday, November 2, 2013

Dale Chihuly

We have the privilege of studying one of my absolute favorite artist this month.

Dale Chihuly is a modern glass-blower who operates a cooperative to create amazing work that would be difficult for any one artist to accomplish on their own. You are going to love seeing the immense size of some of these pieces. 

Dale Chihuly
1941 -

In preparation for class please print the following image and place it in a place where your student will be able to study it over the coming week. (Printable image available here.)
Blown Glass Chandelier
Dale Chihuly
photograph by Andrew Dunn
Victoria and Albert Museum
This month's community service project is to use our own "art-glass" sculptures to decorate our town  park for the holidays.

In order to complete this month's project each family will need:
    • Sharpie markers varying colors  - red, green, and blue would be best
    • 8 1/2 x 11 inch sheet of blank shrink film - 1 per student
    • Scotch 3M clear glue stick - can be shared
    • Scissors - 1 per student
    • Scrap paper to place under artwork (blank would be best)
    • Pencil with an eraser (does not need to be an artist pencil) - 1 per student
    • (optional) Small package of baby wipes
    • (optional) hole punch
Don't forget, this month's class is not on the 3rd Friday of the month - See you on Friday November 8th at 6:30!