Create Your Own Animutants (An Introduction to Found Object Art)


Use lots of different materials and art techniques to create fun art projects with Ms. Elaine!

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Welcome into your home (is you dare) for the very first time “ANIMUTANTS” Live on-line with Miss-elaine-eous!

Animutants are social distancing, leaving the confines of Bryant Elementary School, and taking residence in your home.  As before, plastic animals will be mutated and their habitats constructed, with the help of recycled materials and creative young minds.

With a need at this time for consistency and the comfort of familiarity, the on-line format will follow that of the class room experience as much as possible.  Emphasis will be placed on connecting with friends through the creative process.  Students will have weekly access to a plastic animal, hot glue gun/glue sticks, recycled materials and a base to transform into a habitat.  Hair curlers can become dragon tails, clothes pins leg extensions, and buttons gigantic eyes.

A weekly material “Surprise Grab Bag” will be available for pick-up outside the school.  Pick-up location and time will take into consideration the need for social distancing.  Details will be available after registration.

Important. Please read. Glue guns used are designed specifically for young children.  Special features include rubber guard around tip, and low temperature.  At the beginning of the session I will demonstrate how to us the tool appropriately and emphasize safe use expectations.  When students follow the guidelines as presented, these glue guns require only minimal adult supervision.

Late registration is open but if you register on Monday or later you will not receive materials for the class on that same week.

Suggested supplies
Table cover
Basic art kit (scissors, markers)
Additional recyclable materials

Instructor: Elaine D Woodhouse, Cert.Ed, CQSW

Day of Week: Thursdays

Time: 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Dates of classes: 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28, 6/4, 6/11, 6/18 – 8 Classes

Conferencing Format: Zoom

You will need access to a device running Zoom conferencing software to access video and voice communication.

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Elaine_Woodhouse_300Originally 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”

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