Musings about the importance and impact of art and art education in the 21st century.

Musings about the importance of art and art education

Sand (Art)

♠ Posted by ArtMuse in at 9:16 AM

While brainstorming for a sculpture lesson for my 6-12 year old's, I was trying to think of more unusual materials to use. I came up with metal, found object (assemblage, etc.) tree branches (wood sticks) car parts. etc, but it's hard to break materials like that down into teachable parts, so then I thought, dirt, (too messy) ah, sand, perfect. I'm going to do a lesson using clay, then finish it with sand, or tempera powder, I think it's going to be great! While perusing 'google' my source for just about all my image references, I saw some great sand sculptures found them to be very inspirational. They're beautifully done and have the most amazing detail.