Wednesday, May 16, 2018

DIY: Superhero Dress with Rainbow Cape!

 Y'all! Last night was our school-wide art show with the theme Superheroes! I have SO MUCH TO SHARE WITH YOU from the big night...video tours and tons of photos so brace yourself...the Art Show Blog Posts are Coming! I thought I'd kick the series of posts off with a post of what I decided to create and wear for the occasion: my Superhero Dress with Rainbow Cape!
 Every spring, when we crack open our 500 lbs of kiln fire clay, I try to come up with a theme for our clay projects. All of the clay projects are displayed in the art room as that's the biggest space to showcase our 3D work. The first year we went with a theme, the art room was transformed into a 1950's diner. We all wore 50's style clothing and it was a BLAST. The following year, our theme was Pet Shop where all the kiddos created animals out of clay. This year, I thought Superheroes would be a fun theme and the kids LOVED it! Each artist created either a ceramic superhero, a superhero car, a bobblehead superhero, a superhero shield, you name it! I'll be certain to share all of those with you in upcoming blog posts. To display these pieces, my early finishers created Rizzi city buildings with construction paper and black paint. That was added to our covered tables and whiteboard to serve as a backdrop for our display! 
 A couple weeks ago, I decided to create my own superhero dress. I popped into Joann's and thought these three primary color prints would work well together. I used my standard mashup of patterns: circle skirt, fitted bodice and a wide waistband to create this look. 
 I'd had the idea of a cape in the back of my mind...but I just wasn't sure what it would look like. Initially it was just going to be a yellow cape with a palette appliqued to the back. Then I got the idea to use this stash of satin rainbow fabric to create a cape. I've NEVER made a cape before...so this took some toying around. I made a mock cape out of muslin to work out the kinks. I'm so excited with how it turned out! 
I created a giant palette shield out of cardboard, insulation foam (for the paint blobs) and paper towel tubes (for the brush). 
 I simply safety pinned it to the back of my dress and there you go! I think it will be so much fun to wear throughout the year to teach about rainbow order and color theory. 
 I let the kids know that on the night of the art show, they were to arrive dressed as a superhero or wearing a t-shirt with their favorite hero on it. We had so many AMAZING little heroes running around! I had the chance to take superhero selfies with so many of my artists...it really was the highlight of my NIGHT/YEAR/DAY/EVERYTHING.
This precious little girl's mom made her superhero costume...isn't it the cutest!? So many homemade costumes made an appearance along with store bought. 
Y'all best stay tuned...much more art show coming your way! Until then...xo! 
 photo signature_zpsd10b3273.png

4 comments:

  1. Wow! I would have been out of my mind with excitement if I had an Art Teacher like you! What lucky fortunate kids!

    ReplyDelete
  2. DO you ever leave school?? :0 I'm consistently amazed by the amount of amazing tasks you accomplish!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Anonymous5/17/2018

    You and your ideas are so much fun snd exciting!

    ReplyDelete
  4. wow! so amazing and beautiful. kids will like it the designs and its color
    Cowboy Boots

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for your comments. I appreciate each and every one :)