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Art Rep: Erica Li
Title: Happiness Overflowing
Medium: Acrylic on Plywood
Size: 36 x 36
Inspiration: Holton Rower’s Tall Painting and How Full is Your Bucket by Tom Rath and Mary Reckmeyer
Method: Each child chose a paint color that reflected their personality. One by one, they poured a bucket of color over a multi-level plywood structure. The unique color bands came together to create an amazing three-dimensional piece of wall art.
Donations: Video production provided by The Unlisted Group.
Click on images below to enlarge progress pictures of Mrs. Pobst’s Project.
Art Reps: Debora Cartwright & Melissa Wolkon
Title: Melt into the Art of Childhood
Medium: Melted Crayon on Birch Wood
Size: 20 x 30
Inspiration: Solana Beach coastline.
Method: The children placed colorful crayons onto wood and melted them with hair dryers to create a vibrant oceanic sunset.
Art Rep: Chad Arendsen
Working Title: Urban Eucalyptus
Medium: Rebar, recycled cans, wire and spray paint
Size: 95″ tall
Inspiration: Discarded objects and local Eucalyptus trees.
Method: This piece was created almost as organically as the object it mimics. The leaves were hand drawn and loosely cut, so no two are alike. Using spray paint, the students coated the surface of the leaves. Each imperfection and color variation added to the overall realism and gave the leaves a unique tactile quality. Once dried, the leaves were auspiciously grounded by a simple, free formed trunk and branch system fashioned from scrap rebar. Because it is made exclusively from sustainable products, this unique piece of art will make a statement in any home or garden.
Donations: Materials from Chad of All Trades.
Art Reps: Ruth Voohries & Victoria Kudirka
Title: Good Ol’ America
Medium: Acrylic on Distressed Wood
Size: 41 x 26.5
Inspiration: Piece by Jasper Johns
Method: The children distressed wood by hand and spray painted boards to create an American flag. A white wash was applied over the finished piece to give it a subtle, shabby chic look.
Click on images below to enlarge progress pictures of Ms. Holohan & Trusso’s Project.
Art Rep: Dawna Corn
Title: Face in a Crowd
Medium: Amaco Cloud Clay
Size: Two 18 x 24 shadow boxes, offered separately.
Inspiration: Betty Woodman Aeolin Pyramid
Method: The children sculpted self portraits out of clay. The finished pieces were mounted in a shadow box to form a crowd.
Art Reps: Stacey Haywood & Nina Hegyi
Title: Sea Life Papier Mâché Bowls
Medium: Papier Mâché
Size: Series of three bowls with fish and stones: 8″ / 10″ / 12″ diameters | One stand alone bowl with colorful fish: 18″ diameter
Inspiration: The art of local artist, Nina Hegyi.
Method: Using traditional papier mâché techniques, the children molded and painted four bowls of varying sizes with images of sea life decorating the interiors and exteriors.
Donations: Nina Hegyi donated her artistic talents and time.