Friday, March 9, 2012

Spinning Art; A Spool, A Susan and Cooperation

My guest blogger for this post is Clara Cohen who teaches the Threes class at our school.  

This is one of those wonderful projects that takes more than one artist.  I put out the large spool and lazy susan with paper taped to each. 

 We started with markers and then decided to see how paint and paint brushes would work. 

 I showed the children how they needed someone to spin while they drew on the paper.  They had to negotiate and cooperate.  They took turns spinning and drawing without any adult intervention. This large rolling tube is just part of our school and I'm not sure where it came from.  It is a PVC tube with a dowel and wood on the ends for easy spinning. The lazy susan was a wedding present but I think this is a much better use for it.  

I must admit, in this photo I was spinning for him as I was fascinated by the  innovative way he connected the markers together to make one long marker.

 The end result was collaborative as well.    What an accomplishment!

1 comment:

  1. Brilliant - I love that big spool, have lots of spools but no dowel thing! Love that use of a lasy susan! So glad to have found your blog, Kierna