Why bake pieces of plastic?!?!?!

Today, with artist and staff member Galen Davison, we started a new art project – the making of mobiles.

The lesson today introduced the class to what a mobile is, using examples from the inventor of this art form, Alex Calder. Then they made and colored shapes from shrinkable plastic for their mobiles.  These are what we are asking to have baked at home.  (The simple directions for this should be included in the brown enveloped that went home with the pieces.)

When the children return their baked and minaturized pieces on Tuesday, they will wire and hang them, and then each take their personal creation to hang at home.

Practicing making their own mobile will prepare the class for our bigger project – to design and make a large multi-colored mobile that will hang from the 2nd floor ceiling of the main stairwell in the school!

We thought this would be a great way to celebrate the first year of EMJS’s 2nd centennial and create a lasting legacy for the school.

We’ll keep you updated as the project evolves…..

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