Thursday, October 21, 2010

Calling All Sculptors, Architects, Painters & Dreamers

For those who like designing sculptures, building things and making up complex models, Monday evening's art club was quite a hit. We used a few boxes of flat toothpicks to build our designs, then we glued the pieces together, and combined sets to create some intricate 3D sculptures. A sample is pictured above.

Project Inspiration:
Credit: Cyndi Koppelman, Saline High School, Saline, Michigan

Stay tuned for next week's exciting project! We'll be drawing, painting and cutting up our work to create non-objective works of art--using the abstract paintings of Gunther Gerszo (1915-2000) as our inspiration.

The Art Club has many more fun projects planned. Drop by on Monday night to learn more!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Exciting New School Year!!

We are really looking forward to this school year and excited about the projects we have lined up. So far we have done three projects beginning with an exercise in black and white sketches to capture light and dark, points of view, and understand shading techniques. There was an assortment of fruits and vegetables of various shapes, sizes, and textures. Once they had a good grasp and a few sketches completed, we introduced color in the form of dry pastels as they had never worked with this medium before. With the next project the kids created their own silk screened t-shirts with templates donated to us by Candie Cooper. Each student made at least 2 t-shirts and they turned out amazing! The colors they created were extraordinary and some overlapped each other really giving 3-D like impressions. The last project was a bit more on the creative side as we instructed the students create a CD cover and track listing as if they were the musical artist and were promoting their own album. The finished product would then be placed into a CD jewel case to complete the look. Stay tuned for next weeks blog update as we will be starting a new project!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Art Festival Video Recap

Cabrini Connections' Video and Filmmakers Club attended the 2010 Art Festival as a documentary film crew! Everyone pitched in with some great camera work. Check it out! This piece was edited by Melissa Young.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Thanks to all for attending the Cabrini Connections Art Festival on Friday, April 16th. Our collaborative piece (shown above) was a huge hit.
Please visit the following link for more information and photos from the event.;

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Counting Down

Only two weeks until the Art Festival and the unveiling of our collaborative painting!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Art club is forging ahead with our large collaborative project which will be the centerpiece of our upcoming show. The final piece is a mystery to all of the students, but they will not have to wait much longer.

Only a little more than 3 weeks until the show!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Switching Gears

Art club is switching gears in anticipation of our upcoming show at the Palette & Chisel. This year's reception and silent auction will be held on Friday, April 16th.

We have started a larger collaborative piece for the show, which is a bit of a mystery for the students. A collage has been divided into 12 pieces. The students will enlarge each piece on 12"x 12" canvases. Once all the canvases have been completed, they will be assembled into a 3' x 4' painting, revealing the entire image to the students.
This piece in progress looks like Spring to me.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Revisiting faux stained glass

At the request of Isreal Dosie, Art Club is revisiting faux stained glass.

We had a great session this week and have some interesting projects in the works. Check out the beginings below and follow up next week to see how they develop.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Art Club - what's been going on...

Art Club ended 2009 with a fun beading poject. Students made bracelets and necklaces for gifts and for themselves. We could not have done all of this without the leadership of Vicky Trakan. Thanks Vicky!

Completed wire projects

Art Club completed wire projects...

Octopus by Nyshanell Freeman
Dragon Warrior by Kevin Stanfield (alumni)
Cross with snakes by Cazimir Ozuruigbo
Hand punching brick wall by Isreal Dosie
Break Dancers by Alexis Montgomery