PROJECTS

Projects are at the heart of all our classes: each class focusses on a specific art project. And each student creates her or his own artistical version of that project, be it a stained glass lantern or a pop art masterpiece!

Scroll down to see and learn more about some of the many projects we get up to at the Garage!

And be on the lookout soon for Lessons, downloadable versions of our artistical projects!

Swimming Ceramic Salmon

Pacific Northwest kids learn all about salmon and their life cycle. I started this project with my middle son’s 3rd grade class years ago. It was a hit and I’ve taught hundreds of students to make these since. The texture, design and glazes bring the salmon to life! I’m excited every year…

Meditative Metal Mandalas

Making mandalas is such a great meditative process. There are a wealth of colors and design motifs to play with. With this project I teach students about radial symmetry and how to create radial patterning while working with tooling foil. The variety involved in the process makes it fun and interesting. I also have a special coloring…

Pop Art Selfies

Kids (and adults) love this one! It really is fun to go from a picture and stylize yourself into a Pop Art or cartoon-like character. This project is inspired by the artist Roy Lichtenstein but falls under the umbrella of Pop Art. There is so much to be learned here! Stylization, line weight, color, composition, photography, formalizing on canvas…

Up Close and Personal Flower

This project is a nod to artist Georgia O’Keefe and her genius at capturing the detail, variety and beauty that you can find when examining a flower up close. Students learn to work with a flower image and are encouraged to see all the shapes, colors and shading differences. They use pencil, acrylics and sharpies to create amazing…

Captivating Korus

These korus (spiral shapes of unfurling fern fronds) are inspired by Kiwi artist Raewyn Harris’s work. The koru is an integral Maori design motif symbolizing new life, growth, strength & peace. Raewyn uses repetition & color to represent this powerful, beautiful & natural shape in her works. Students use variety in size, color…

Day of the Dead Neon Skulls

These korus (spiral shapes of unfurling fern fronds) are inspired by Kiwi artist Raewyn Harris’s work. The koru is an integral Maori design motif symbolizing new life, growth, strength & peace. Raewyn uses repetition & color to represent this powerful, beautiful & natural shape in her works. Students use variety in size, color…

Fluttering Butterfly Wall Vases

I did this ceramics project with a local Girl Scouts troupe and the results were beyond my imagination. They really got creative with it. We had cat butterflies, unicorn butterflies, cyclops butterflies, you name it! This is a great ceramic project utilizing some simple hand building and texture techniques. The butterflies are then…

Fantastically Fused Garden Art

This is a fun glass fusing project for kids in older elementary grades that goes beyond the basic sun catcher or magnet and lets them express some creativity while learning how to work with glass. They will learn how to use glass bits and pieces in a mosaic style to create a picture or design and see how it comes out of the kiln…

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