Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Items for 8th Grade Favela Project

8th graders will be making 3-dimensional favelas (Brazilian slums) using found materials.  We will be studying the artwork of Eric Cremers and will be corresponding and skyping with Mr. Cremers as the students work on their artworks!!!!  The favelas will be a collaborative project with each student making 2-3 individual houses that will be stacked with their classmates houses to create a large favela.

Work by Eric Cremers:

More information and amazing artworks by Eric Cremers can be found at this link:  http://www.ericcremers.nl/kunstwerken/16517861_Habitats.html#.WGyBfDKZNAY

I will now be collecting these below mentioned items in the art room.  If you happen to have or find any of these materials or similar around the house, please hold on to them for our 8th grade art classes. Thank you ahead of time.
We are looking for any materials that could be used to create these individual houses:

-Old computer/phone mother board
-Miscellaneous cardboard
-Cereal boxes
-Wood scraps
-Burlap scraps
-Interesting packaging materials
-Saw dust
-Found natural materials (leaves, grasses, palm fronds, rocks, etc...)
-Miscellaneous metal components (washers, nuts/bolts, etc..)
-Spaghetti noodles
-Metal sheeting
-Shoe boxes

-Any other random found materials that you think would make an interesting structural form

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