Exploring new techniques is a wonderful way to open up a world of possibilities for our creativity. Using our materials in thoughtful, innovative ways gives us a library of information/options/approaches to pull from when we have a new idea and need a way to express that idea.
Today, we drew inspiration from Rainey Room A and used fabric with our paper mache paste. During our day off from Zoom, Saul, with his sister and mom, created a cardboard house as a base for their "fabric mache".
Using "fabric mache" to enhance their house
“Look at the beautiful, creative house.” - Saul
“I’m working the other triangle; I’m working again on the roof.” - Saul
“First I’m doing the chimney and then the balcony.” - Saul
“Then, when the chimney is ready, we’re going to use pipe cleaners and wire for the smoke.” - RIva
“You have to hold it tight, and wrap it, wrap it, wrap it around the chimney and then squeeze it up.” - Saul [about his thread for the chimney]
A Hanukkah House
What does love mean?
“Look at what I created! Isn’t it beautiful?” - Saul
A plan for next week
“So we’re planning something to do with you for weaving things.” - Saul
Ima and I were thinking about something we can do next week, but we’re trying to make sure that we understand each other. - Elyse
“To understand to make it now.” - Saul
Sometimes when you share ideas, you have to say it in different ways. - Elyse
It’s called brainstorming. It means that we throw ideas. Almost like we throw a ball to each other. So I throw a ball, and she thinks about it, looks at it, and then throws it back. - Naama