CreativCiEtN y TE R
Inspire creativity in your classroom with these unique lessons from your favorite companie s!
Glass Fossils from Blick Art Materials
Grade Level: 5– 12
Estimated Project Time: Two to three class periods
Materials: Glass fusing kiln, clear and colored fusing glass, glass cutter, safety goggles. Optional: jewelry wire, glass stringers, glass noodles,
mounting board, frame, glue.
Project Description: The fused glass process is used to demonstrate how
fossils are formed by carbonization. Sandwich plant materials between
layers of glass and fire rapidly in a glass kiln. The plant burns away and
leaves behind a silvery-white outline.
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Grade Level: Elementary
Estimated Project Time: Six class periods
Project Description: This lesson introduces students to the art of mosaics,
and to the basic human figure. Students create a figure mosaic using pattern, repetition, and variety, and gain experience working in a team setting. Before introducing this lesson, create a figure mosaic so that students
will have a visual reference. Begin the lesson by saying, “I have a special
project for your class. We are going to change the look of our environment
by decorating the walls with your figures!” Next, ask if anyone knows
what a figure drawing is and then follow up by showing your example. Explain that this will be a group project and that each group will be creating
one figure mosaic.
Figure Mosaics from NASCO
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Twisteez in Springtime
Grade Level: 4– 12
Estimated Project Time: Forty-five minutes to one hour
Materials Needed: Cup or small flower pot, eight to ten Twisteez wires,
green flower arrangement foam or sand, scissors or nail clippers, optional
thin straws or sticks.
Project Description: Cut foam to fit cup, or fill cup with sand. Create flowers with Twisteez wire. Form flower pedals with coils, spirals, and loops.
Attach wire to base of pedals and form a stem. Stem wire can be wrapped
around a straw or stick, or it can be doubled and wrapped with another
wire for added strength. Add leaf shapes to stem. Press stem into foam or
Let your imagination bloom with Twisteez wire—visit www.twisteez.
com, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, call (203) 393-2397, or fax (203)