The Handwork teacher

I am a mother to two beautiful girls and I teach Handwork and Fine Arts in our local waldorf charter school in Arizona.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Batiking in high school

So I am leaning how to batik now

here is a great tutorial on how to batik without the hot wax.  she uses glue gel


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Doll tutorial Waldorf

Fairy wool dolls is doing a great tutorial

Here it is

If that didn't work go to 

Sunday, March 3, 2013

sandro Botticelli

my 7th graders final art piece in her renaissance block.  not finished  

Waldorf water color collage

Here is another collage the third grade is working on. It will be the story of star money.
Four kids glue at a time onto the canvas with mog podge.

  • use canvas
  • tear water colored paper into small tiles
  • paint canvas with glue. wear gloves
  • place background  pieces on canvas
  • paint over the pieces with second layer of glue
  • place foreground pictures on canvas
  • final glue layer 

Thursday, February 7, 2013

3rd grade math clock

collage project

some people have asked how to do the collage project I did last year with the 2nd grade.  we will be doing it again  this year and here is the info I gave the parents

This year the students of the third grade have taken water colored paintings and transformed them into a collage painting  glued onto a canvas.  In essence they started with one idea  (painting color shades) and with that transformed the color pieces (tiles) into a form on the canvas.   The students took 4 blank canvases and created two pictures that connect.  One is a Noah’s ark theme and the other is the story of Star Money.   

Basically the children paint on water colored paper ....just like they normally do.  make sure there is lots of different colors.  then they rip the paper into small bits and put them into baggies that match in color.  so you have like colors together.  then you take the canvases and glue.   that mag pag stuff or is it mog pog .  
have the kids paint the canvas with the glue. place the background tiles and glue on top.  next add the main story on top of the background.  glue place and glue again 

where have I been

Well I have been missing in action for awhile now.  But I am slowly getting more time to check in again.

I hope people are still checking in and able to use some ideas from this blog.