Cork Sculpture – Process Art at Wee Warhols

Cork Sculpture, process art, kids activities, Wee Warhols, Austin TX,

We like to experiment with a lot of random materials at Wee Warhols art classes.  If I can repurpose and reuse something, even better!  What do I have a lot of?  Wine Corks.  I save them to use for sorting, building, sink/ float experimentation, and free form sculpture.  We started out on a cork hunt, which led to a twig hunt in the yard.  When back in the studio, I fired up the low temp hot glue gun and we began building.  E used a strong paper plate as a base for his sculpture.  He started out by gluing the corks down where he wanted them.  I suggested he make a strong base.

Cork Sculpture, process art, kids activities, Wee Warhols, Austin TX,
How cute is this kid?

(I forgot to mention that I had some pre-spray-primed corks.)  He built up, added some twigs, and a wooden knob that he found around the studio.

Cork Sculpture, process art, kids activities, Wee Warhols, Austin TX,
Before Priming

I took the magnificent sculpture outside and spray painted it with flat white spray primer.  (I use this stuff to make EVERYTHING a canvas.)

Once dry, E painted his sculpture.  He then decided that it would be fun to paint a plate, focusing intently on the color mixing.  I said,”Go for it!”  My art classes are very child led.  I want the kids to feel passionate about what they are doing.  E took that plate home with him and was very proud of it and the sculpture that he made.  This was E’s first time to use a hot glue gun.  I am a big advocate to giving kids real tools that will get the job done (under close supervision and guidance).  No telling what he will make with a glue gun next time.

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Process art activities with corks. Fab fun kids art inspiration where ist is all about having fun and making art

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