Thursday, February 28, 2013

Collage Fun with First Graders

kids doing great work with torn paper collage
   I've started working with a first grade class in the local elementary at the invitation of their very creative teacher.  We talked over her idea of helping her students make a book that focuses on the energy they get from the vegetable soup they made and enjoyed last fall.  We like the idea of helping them design the book, using their understanding of the food chain, based on the chain of energy from food, from the sun, etc. 

  I am helping with the hands-on part of providing the layout, inspiration, instruction on torn paper collage, watercolor sketches for the surrounds of the pages, etc.  This is our first set of collages - very nice, I think.

  We have a few more items to add to this page, including the words they'll help write.  Then I'll glue everything up and together we'll make a great big book!  It incorporates both science and art!

more to come.....


Monday, February 4, 2013

Collaging and Collecting..

I have begun collage painting anew since I signed up to lead a book project at the local elementary.. The book will be all about the way we get energy from the foods we grow in a garden, etc  - should be fun. I need to figure out how to get 19 first graders to do components of each page together - it'll work out.

"the world came to Haiti's side to help"
collage by Libby Rudolf

   Here's a piece I created for the YS Arts Council show 'Art For Change'. In 2011, when Haiti was struck by an earthquake , I held a tie-dye sock making to raise funds...aeveral local shops sold our socks and we raised about $400. Maybe you can see the tiny spirits..surrounding the island with loving care. Look closely. The piece will be on exhibit at YS Arts Council with opening gala on 2/15.

   Here too is a photo of fabrics my generous friend Yuki brought to give away during our ourgathering..Monday Morning Artists. I immediately called my quilting friends...who rushed in to collect!  Pam Geisel was already planning to come.  Yuki hand dyed these cottons and also offered art quilting books.  She will bring more to the Fairborn Art Association meeting tomorrow...looking forward to it!