Construction Zone with Elaine
Many items once destined for the landfill, will have a future reimagined through the eyes of young artists.
“When you see potential in EVERYTHING. You can be the creator of ANYTHING”
Students will create sculptures using found objects. Materials destined for the landfill, will be re-purposed and re-imagined through the eyes of young artists. Activities may include, crazy foam head wear, straw structures, popsicle stick habitats. As in all my classes, emphasis is placed on nurturing Creative Confidence and Intelligence. As a Found-Object Artist and Educator I value individuality and self-directed activities. I strive to create an atmosphere of acceptance, sharing and joy.
Activities are varied every session!
*Students will be using hot glue guns in this class. They are designed specifically for children and have additional safety features, including a reduced temperature setting.
Instructor: Elaine D Woodhouse, Cert.Ed, CQSW
Day of Week: Friday
Time: 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Dates of classes: 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2, 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30(I hour early dismissal) – 10 Classes
Location: Room 101
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Originally from England, Elaine trained in Early Childhood Education, and Fine and Applied Art, before moving to the United States in 1982. Since then she has acquired over 20 years of teaching experience, including several years in the Head Start Program. The majority of her experience however has been providing after school art enrichment classes at Seattle Public Schools.
She has also been retained as an Artist in Residence,
Elaine’s interest in folk art led to authoring a book on metal repujado, and several television appearances. She is responsible for developing and popularizing metal embossing techniques and products in the crafting industry.
Elaine has also received certification as a social worker, specializing in child care. Most recently she completed training as a sign language interpreter.
“Traditionally, folk art was created by people who did not even have a word for art in their culture. Art was simply what people did. It was a part of being human. My classes foster this philosophy in a contemporary setting. Folk art often has a practical purpose or meets a specific need. Many of my classes utilize found objects and recycling, reflecting our society’s need to conserve and repurpose”