I-Spy Louise Nevelson!

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Texture and collaborative art project based on Louise Nevelson. It was one of the most fun and (surprisingly) quiet activities.

We talked about different textures and then went through a table filled with collected treasures to find the ones kids liked. They worked in groups of 3-4 kids. They glued all of the stuff they wanted onto a big piece of cardboard and then painted over it with white or gray acrylics.

We are planning on hanging those in the school’s art show this year along with an I-Spy game. We want to engage the viewers and let them really look for the hidden objects in the Nevelson’s inspired collages. Try it out:

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Celebrate 4th of July with Nevelson!

Happy 4th of July! And in case you want to spend your holidays doing an art projects, we have an idea for you:

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Louise Nevelson ( 1899 – 1988) was an American sculptor known for her big, monochromatic (one-colored), puzzle-like wooden sculptures.

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She liked to collect interesting objects and finding new ways to use them. When her studio became too crowded, she started stuffing the objects in gift boxes and realized that by doing that, she made a sculpture. Learn more about her and her amazing work here.