After School

Cal Create Lesson 4: Sculpture

Printable Version Introduction  Not all of our lessons have to be two-dimensional. Found object sculpture gets your students to “tinker” with discarded small objects until visual ideas arise. You play the role of facilitator and cutting expert. Artists Louise Nevelson and Jerry R Barrish have each made a career out of creating sculpture with found objects. Duration for Adults: Several sessions (2-4), depending on available time. Adult Objectives: Complete a recognizable sculpture with found objects. Duration for Teens: Two to six sessions, depending on the degree of “finish” the students want. Teen Objectives: Complete a recognizable sculpture with found objects. Duration for Children: At minimum, needs to last three to six sessions. Child Objectives: Complete a rec...Read More

Cal Create Lesson 3: Mosaic

Printable Version Introduction  Mosaic is a tremendously versatile medium. There is no need to have drawing or artistic ability to enjoy it. Several other disciplines can be integrated to mosaic, most notably math and geometry. Local artist Daud Abdullah recognized this appeal and has been teaching the medium to many in the Oakland and Richmond communities. African American painter Jack Whitten used acrylic pieces he made himself to create paintings reminiscent of the mosaics he had seen in Greece. Duration for Adults: One or several sessions depending on available time. Adult Objectives: Make a plan for a small mosaic prior to working on a piece. Duration for Teens: One or two sessions. Teen Objectives: Complete a small free-form or planned mosaic during class. Duration for Children: This...Read More