Sunday, February 7, 2016

Art Club String Art

Another lesson from Cassie Stephens, you can see what she did for dot day here.  We started by painting a cardboard square any way they like. I need some of that awesome neon paint that CS has in her room!

After the paint dried, we started stitching. We traced a coffee can lid then drew on 12 dots. Instead of using a template, we discussed how a clock was arranged and drew the dots the same way you label a clock. 

Then we used a bamboo skewer to get the holes started so that we could run a plastic need through them. 

I showed them 2 techniques: rotating squares and radiating lines. After that, it's just experimentation. I did something similar with my summer art camp at the Frist last year too. Always a successful lesson.