Friday, February 17, 2012

Wardrobe Remix Part 1

We are going to show you some fun ways to remix your wardrobe!!

Visiting artist Martha Goldman came to Art Lounge last week to demonstrate some amazing fashion ideas.

Project 1
Vintage Applique
Supplies needed: pattern or template sketched on a paper bag, needle, thread, scrap fabric, and an article of clothing from your own wardrobe that needs a MAKEOVER! You could even take an old screen printed tee shirt, and cut out the image, using this method to transfer it to your 'new' project.

How to: 
1. Transfer your pattern to some scrap fabric (we traced in sharpie).
2. Make sure to pre-wash your scrap so that the fabric doesn't buckle.
 3. Cut it out and pin it to the shirt/bag/sweater/skirt that you want to transfer to and sew it on.
4.  Also, stretch your garment onto a piece of cardboard or use an embroidery hoop before you start sewing so that the material is taught.
5. You can hand sew using a whip stitch, or regular stitch, for a more 'vintage' look...or use a sewing machine. Be sure to add paint, a button or felt to embellish and 'finish' the look of the cut-out.

Project 2
Jersey Cotton necklace scarf
Supplies needed: old tee shirts, scissors

How to: Did you know you can cut a ring from an old tee shirt, stretch it a bit and it will roll up into a great little loop that is perfect for a necklace or a layered scarf? So easy! You can cut up lots of colors and layer lots of loops for a necklace, or take a printed tee and make a fat scarf.

Here is a peek at some our our own creations!! We can't wait to show you the finished product, check back soon!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Here is a basic overview for the next 8 weeks!

Week 2 Jan. 30 (Vintage Camera) still life painting. Reminder: bring in clothing for next week’s visiting artist! Also, start bringing in old CDs….for a CD mosaic.

Week 3 February 6th Visiting artist Martha Goldman will present her lesson on the wardrobe restyle. You must have your own ‘outfit’ to restyle!

Week 4 February 13th Finish their garments from week 3 and have a ‘fashion show/photo shoot’.  If time allows, students we will draw each other posing in their newly redesigned outfits. Students may also need additional time to finish their paintings from week 2.  SNOW DAY!!!

Week 5  February 20th TBA   (Sketch Idea for clay, finish paintings and fashion blogs)

Week 6 February 27th Make something out of clay. Students will learn how to use hand-building techniques to make something out of clay.

FIELD TRIP: Week 7 March 5th Visit Pheonix Fire Clay studio and tour facility (take ‘greenware’ to be fired).

FIELD TIRP??? Week 8 March 12th Glaze clay (Possibly Move session to Art Walk on March 15th, visit Tyrannosaurs press?)

March 19th Spring Break NO CLASS

Week 9 March 26th Last week, wrap up final projects, return clay. Students take home all artwork from session 5 and finish blog posts!

***Make-UP Week: April 2nd. If we have a snow day, everything moves back one week to the next week. 

The photos below are from week 2. Students drew thumbnail sketches from a still life containing a variety of objects including vintage cameras, animal figurines, and a deer skull. 

A photographer from the Joplin Globe was there to document the article will be featured in the February issue of Joplin Metro Magazine!

After creating several sketches, students transferred the designs to a canvas.

A few students finished their paintings!

Equine Gestures

Week one of Art Lounge Session 5 was a great success!! Students were introduced to all of the great projects we have planned for the next 9 weeks and then we went down to tour the gallery spaces.

In the main gallery, the exhibit is all about horses.   Local artist, Rachel Wilson created these amazing horse sculptures. The statues pair beautifully with Marian Bingham's equine prints. The show is entitled Equine Gestures.

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