Friday, September 24, 2010

The Big Shoe

There's some great activity afoot in the art room. These four students just completed this sculpture as an assignment for Sculpture & Pottery class. They did it as an assignment while learning about the sculpture of Claes Oldenburg. However, that was not their "sole" purpose.
A it turns out, it makes a good work of art to commemorate our anti-bullying theme this year -- "Making Strides Against Bullying." You might say that when it comes to bullying, we're putting our foot down.

First, the students made an armature out of cardboard. Harley is just the right size to make sure the interior has been sufficiently taped.

The cardboard armature was shaped and some shapes needed to be cut out.

The armature was covered with strips of Pariscraft and then painted.

To make the laces, we cut a sheet into strips and the students braided it.


  1. Neat project! It looks like a lot of fun!

  2. This is a cool project. I bet the kids got quite a "kick" out of it.