During the first shorter exercise, I had each student bring in an small object then asked them to replicate that object five or ten times its original size using cardboard, tape and paint. We installed these objects in the Mattress Factory Garden and the kids were excited to see their large objects in a new context. The next project centered around the concept of “Ephemeral.” We discussed the definition of ephemeral then I showed them examples of Ephemeral Art. I broke them into teams of 3-4 and gave them one day to create an ephemeral experiences using cardboard and paper. This exercise went wonderfully and I was excited to see how well they understood and internalized this concept. We had a spirited discussion after each of the teams presented their final project.
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