Anyhow... A couple of months back, someone posted a project on Facebook that looked a lot like felting, but without wool, and I was instantly intrigued. It was based on a project that had been shared in the United Art & Education booth at the NAEA convention in Chicago, but somehow I hadn't seen it there. It is available on line, and here is a link to the original Project PDF, courtesy of United Art & Education: Fiber Painting - Project #197.
I looked at the original project, and I looked at the adaptations made by the person who posted on Facebook, and I made some other adjustments to hopefully make it easier for me and my young students to do. My DragonWing Arts students were doing projects based on the theme of "Scapes" - Landscapes and Seascapes and so on. I thought this project would fit in perfectly, for layers of mountains and cloudy skies. The method uses polyester fiberfill, and I have a monstrous 10 pound carton left over from my grand experiment building a duct tape dummy. (You can read about that crazy misadventure right HERE.)
HERE. The lack of pictures wasn't intentional; we just got so busy I guess I missed taking pictures of them all.
How do you feel when you do an art project with kids where the resulting product is not at all what you intend or expect? Are you satisfied that the process alone was worthwhile, even if the product is not successful? And now what in the world do I do with the mountain of leftover colorful fiber that I have, as well as the rest of that 10 pound box, which still seems just as full?