Apr 22, 2012

Scrap Paper Sculpture

By Zachary H.
In art, we did a project that is the best one for Earth Day. We recycled used papers and cardboard boxes and made a sculpture out of it. It was a good way to re-use something that nobody wants any more. We made cool things with already used paper. Some of us really went jumbo and made sure that there was no cardboard bottom left to be seen! 

Others crossed over and under, and tried new folding techniques. During the class, nobody went to get a brand new piece of paper. We pulled from the scrap bin and used leftover paper from our Jackson Pollock project. Some people's turned out to be real funky.

This project in my opinion is very creative. One of the most because you have a wide variety of ways that you can do it. It is not a project where you have to do it in an order, you can do anything that you want. Which I think to be very great. That way, you can stretch your creativeness out. 

In conclusion, this project I think is a great one for Earth Day! 


See more Amazing Examples of Paper Art that involves creative forms of cutting, folding, and carving.

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Apr 12, 2012

Neuberger Museum

Pollock, Jackson, Number 8, 1949 
By Ethan V.
On April 11, 2012 the entire Fourth grade in the Purchase School went to the Neuberger museum at Suny Purchase. We got to witness a real Jackson Pollock painting. It’s much better in real life to see a painting because on TV or on the computer it looks un-real, but when you see the painting in real life you can see the brush strokes and the thickness of the canvas, so you know that the painting is real. All around, we had a great time!

Ryan H. recreates Marsden Hartley, Fishermen's Last Supper.

Stuart Davis, Barber shop, 1930
By Nick G.
We got to go to the Neuberger museum in Suny Purchase. We got to see amazing paintings such as Stuart Davis’ Barber shop, where he used primary colors and a lot of shadowing. My favorite was Jackson Pollock because I loved #8 because it was awesome to see the real painting in person, not on the computer. I also loved the shopping carts sculpture outside. It was twirling in circles. I had the best time ever. I hope I can go back another time. 

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