I saw a few blog posts about a project called Tantamounter and I thought it might be fun to try. Tantamounter was a project that started in 2005, a group of artists in New York would take an object from the public and re-create in an artistic way that was "tantamount" to the original. Check it out here.
Here were the constraints:
-they had three 45 minute blocks to complete them
-the object they copied had to be physically in the room (we talked a lot about form, they needed to be able to hold the object and look at it from all perspectives.) I had a box of random items for them to choose from.
-they could use any center they wanted except painting (no time for paint to dry). Open centers were Fibers, 3D, Drawing, Collage, and Polymer Clay.
|They were so excited to put their laptop in a real box :)|
|Lots of attention to detail here|
|An incredible amount of detail on this felt/cardboard pencil box|
|Everyone needs a ukelele pillow in their life!|
|This nail polish can open and it has a brush inside, just like the real thing|
|The two artists that worked on this redid the top part three times and finally got it right, talk about Engage and Persist!|
|This team figured out how to make the clock hands move|