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Hi, I'm Libbie Trott and I'm a Retired Art Teacher in Worthington, Ohio - a suburb in Columbus, Ohio.

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I will be posting photos and notes about what was happening in my Art Room in 2012.

I will be posting new pictures soon.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Crazy Hair Day

As students finished their yarn paintings and their yarn weavings, they used the scraps of yarn to created these comical pins and key chains.

It was a fast project and the student artists were very proud of their designs.

The pins are made from 1 1/2 inch x 3 inch matte board.  Students used beads, tacks, washers, sequins, etc. to create the faces.

Each one turned out fantastic!

Ceramic Functional Art - 6th & 5th

 The Fifth Grade created Clay Whistles.  They had to incorporate an Owl as a part of the whistle.  And yes, most whistles toot!
 The 6th grade does a slab project every year.  This year (with a kiln down)  they were taught to make a vase with texture and a  3-d relief sculpture on the side.

Hopewell 'Copper' Ornaments

The Fourth Grade have been learning about the mound builders.  The Native Americans lived in the USA from 100 BC to 300 AD.  They believed in an After Life and put riches in the mounds, including pieces of Art, like copper ornaments.  Most mounds were located in Ohio with some also in Indiana, Kentucky, and Pa.  The students learned to tool the metal and add a pantina. 

Radial Weavings

Third Grade made radial weavings.  We used lots of materials:  Large yarn, 'wacky' yarn, felt, ribbon, etc.  We finished with a fringe of felt.  The students had fun and really like doing it.  Problems included:  not stringing the round disc properly, not having an odd number of string (even will not do it).  Once we worked out those kinks they had a great time.

Second Grade Yarn Paintings

Huichol Yarn Painting - Second Grade

The Huichol (pronounced Wee-chol) people inhabit the most remote parts of north central Mexico.  Originally intended as ceremonial offerings to the Spirits to insure a bountiful harvest, yarn paintings continue today as a testament to the whole of their religious and cultural beliefs.