Sunday, October 30, 2016

Gunta Stolzl lesson extension activities

Gunta Stolzl

Create:
Make your own backstrap loom out of simple popsicle sticks - this is far easier than it looks, and the quality of weaving that you can get is much higher than the simple cardboard looms that we used this week. Try it out!

Watch:
Modern artists still create woven tapestries.  The technique is quite different from typical weaving, but fascinating.  Check it out.  This is something you could try on your small loom if you'd like.

Learn more:
Kandinsky and Klee were also members of the Bauhaus.  Check out our previous lessons & projects on these masters

What is the difference between arts and crafts?  Watch this Ted talk to help discern the difference.
Consider:
The Bauhaus movement attempted to bring together the disparate fields of industrial technology and craftsmanship, beauty and function, theories and practice.  This wasn't always easy.  Our ever-changing world often makes us feel as if there are more questions than answers.  Check out http://findithere.com/answers.php for hope.

Sheryl

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Gunta Stolzl

Have you ever wondered why female artists aren't as easy to find or as famous as their malre counterparts? We are going to get a glimpse into some of the reasons this week as we delve into the world of the Bauhaus.

Update: Blogger is giving me trouble (and I don't want to use up any more beach time wrestling with it while on vacation. LOL) so you will need to click here to view this month's picture study. Thanks for understanding. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Stolzl_red_green.jpg

To complete this project you will need to bring the following items to class:

Note: Please make sure that all supplies are clearly labeled with your family’s name.  Children work at large tables, and supplies often roll.  Collecting materials at the end of the day is much easier if they are marked.  Address labels work well for this purpose.