After both Yuval and i were sick for the past weeks, we finally met yesterday! We began with a drawing of a soap dispenser...


And then i wanted to continue on from last lesson about mosaics...i talked about the artist Sergeev Ruslan who builds mosaic covered sculptures like this massive grasshopper where we live - again i bring in the connection to something Yuval is very familiar with.

She even went on to tell me about his many lion sculptures in Jerusalem...

I showed her more pictures of masaic work and emphasised the use of colour and light and shadow..and then we went on to finished her ladybird. I actually joined her (something i dont usually do) and i think it was great to do something together as a team.


I love the way it turned out! I noticed that while we were tearing and sticking she learnt that for the curves you need smaller pieces and that playing with different colours and textures creates different effects.

10 Comments:

  1. gracia said...
    Hee, hee... that soap dispenser looks like a tall figure in a hooped dress, with hair piled high and sideways. Wonderful. And of course, you know I have a weakness for those shadows.
    take care, g xo
    AnastasiaC said...
    the mosaic bug is amazing...clever gal!
    cruststation said...
    I love your choice of selecting the soap dispenser, it's such a difficult object to draw! The mosaic sculptures are amazing, how I would love to visit one day and that ladybird piece is just so wonderful! love it!
    kelly said...
    love the ladybird...how nice + fun-filled to work on it as a team!

    the sculptures are amazing + so colourful....how i'd love to see them for real. x
    stephanie s said...
    i am with gracia and the shadow work, i love it every time. the ladybug (bird) is very nice, i love the 'idea' of the rear back leg the best.
    risa said...
    oh julie! did you know that i have a small obsession with mosaics!?!?! they are so fun fun fun! and actually aren´t that hard for children, although they do need to be old enough to handle the sharp pieces of tile. mosaicing is one of the most relaxing activities i have ever participated in. we had a little mosaic club in brooklyn and are hoping to start on ein denver too.
    lisa s said...
    how great is that ladybug???? :D
    Vanessa said...
    I am in love with "ladybird" I think I may need to make my own ladybird....And I love the pictures you posted!!
    Shari said...
    what an amazing ladybug. i love that you start with something that she is very familiar with! great lesson!
    bugheart said...
    wow
    that grasshopper!!!!
    that ladybug!!!
    *floored*

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