Thursday, February 26, 2009

Nevelson Creation

Kathy over at Art Projects for Kids has an amazing art blog. I've been reading it for a few months and have wanted to try a lot of her projects. Well, we finally did one!

Last weekend, we went to an art class at the Amon Carter Art Museum. I LOVE these classes. They are 2 hours long and the parents get their own class. It's amazing! Anyway, one of the pieces we viewed and discussed was Lunar Landscape Wall (on left). This is a sculpture by Louise Nevelson, a female artist. It is made of painted wood. A lot of Nevelson's art are wood sculptures which are painted in one color - often black or white. Wikiepedia says Nevelson is "known for her abstract expressionist 'crates' grouped together to form a new creation. She used found objects or everyday discarded things in her 'assemblages' or assemblies."

After returning from our class this weekend, I saw Kathy had posted a project she did about Nevelson! I had to do this project and Alexandra and I have really enjoyed it. And, I love the finished projects!

Above is Alexandra's "before" project. (You can look at Kathy's post for more information.)

And her finished project. Isn't it neat!!! We just bought a $1 can of black spray paint instead of trying to paint it with a paint brush.

And, my "before" and "after" spraypaint. These will definitely be on display at our house!

(And, ugh!!! I don't know what blogger is doing tonight. Sorry for where the words are "landing" - this is not how I designed it!)


Kris said...

Those came out great! I went to subscribe to Art Projects for Children onl to find I already had it bookmarked--Ugh! So many wonderful ideas, so little time!

Marjorie said...

Thanks for the link to the site. It has some interesting ideas!

Anonymous said...

I like the spray paint idea much better too! Now it is on my list!

I think they look great and would be alot of fun!

Robin said...

Awesome! I love the clarity of the small bits that you guys used, especially the barrettes. So cool!

Melissal89 said...

I LOVE this artwork! We will definitely be trying this out.

And to answer your question...absolutely you are welcome to use any of my plans! Have a blessed weekend.


Ms. Julie's Place said...

These turned out beautiful! I like that you all did yours in black- kind of makes them look like ebony carvings.
Fables eh? You've got me thinking...

Shannon said...

Oh, I love these! We are definitely going to have to give these a try.
You guys are doing so many fun things - can't wait to see your container gardens!
Shannon@Song of My Heart

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