Wednesday, October 31, 2012

In the Works: Check out Chihuly-inspired Chandeliers!

We are currently in the process of collecting water bottles and transforming them into Dale Chihuly inspired chandeliers!  First through Fifth grade will be participating in our chandelier creations and other art pieces inspired by the amazing glass artist!  The idea comes from Pinterest and was tried and tested by another art teacher in our district... so I didn't want to wait to get started!

We are coloring the bottles with permanent markers with various designs and color combinations.

They are so colorful and fun to look at.

This is a collaborative piece Second grade is working on.

The bottles are cut into spirals and then hot glued onto  another form.  We are using 2 liter soda bottles and tin cans.

This multi colored, multi grade level collaborative piece is going to be awesome!  Send us your empty water bottles and see them transformed into something new!  The children are having a lot of fun with  this.  We have a black and clear one in the works too.  Stay tuned for the finished product!

1 comment:

  1. How did you attach the spirals to the form? I tried to glue mine with a hot glue gun but they kept coming off.