Sunday, February 13, 2011

Art Club + Butterfly Project = Awesome

The art teacher and I sponsor an after-school art club at the middle school where I teach.  I thought the kids might like to make butterflies for the Butterfly Project, an online art collaboration organized by Trudi Sisson of Two Dresses Studio.  All of the butterflies sent to her will be displayed on Trudi's blog, so the students were pretty excited about the prospect of getting to see their creations on the internet.  They couldn't believe their work would someday be on display in the Holocaust Museum in Houston.

We gave them a wide range of media choices, lots of materials, and let them go at it.  All they had to provide was the creativity, and there was certainly no shortage of that!

Here are their creations, ready to send to the Butterfly Project.  How cool is that?  I'm so proud of them!

If you want to join, click "Butterfly Project" above, or you can click the icon on my side bar.  Happy flying!

I was just notified by Seth Apter of  The Altered Page that my entry will be featured in today's posting of  Collector's Edition: Chapter 7.  This is part of a huge ongoing series of collaborative online art projects that Seth dreamed up and has been coordinating for some time now, called The Pulse: The State of the Art. I'm so grateful to be a part of this amazing project, as well as a part of the online art community it chronicles.  There is lots of cool artists' stuff  featured today, so get on over there and check it out!


  1. oooolala and bravo.

    ooooolala for the butterflies and bravo for your Pulse Post...

    green light

  2. Great butterflies! And a wonderful sounding project, cool!

  3. I think the Butterfly project is wonderful- amazing how the subject can stay the same yet all the butterflies will look unique and creative too- what a wonderful project for the children.

  4. Oh Sharmon, the butterflies are amazing!! What a wonderful way to create love for that project.
    Congrats on your Pulse appearance - I'll go check it out!

  5. I think it is wonderful that you got the students involved in the butterfly project. And thank you too for being a part of my project!

  6. What a fabulous project! I am so glad there are children in this world being taught by people like you! And bravo for your work on Seth's project. xo teri

  7. Thank you for following my blog! I'm glad to discover yours, too. Your butterflies are great and congrats on being featured by Seth!! I'm off to check it out.

  8. You are welcome Sharmon! Thanks for visiting my blog ^-^ Rackham is one of my favourites too!! =)


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