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Cardboard Creatures with Meshell Melvin

Meshell Melvin • Mixed Mediums

Creatures real or imagined will be built using corrugated paper, newspaper, white glue and masking tape. The familiarity of the materials provides a gentle path into the basic principles of sculpture. The transformation of our constant cardboard companion brings the common place to life.

Grade Suitability2-12
Maximum Class Size25
Time Required2-3 hours ( + 30 min to 1 hour prep time depending on class size)
Material RequiredIf materials are not on hand, artist can supply
Material CostMaterials can be supplied at cost
Language of InstructionEnglish
Special NotesA longer, larger version of this project is available for an extended project

Meshell Melvin

From her beginnings in southern Ontario to the Yukon home she chose, Meshell Melvin has a professional practice that spans 30 years, and has exhibited widely. Her work hangs in public and private collections, and has been featured in print, radio, television and film. Her images reflect an interest and curiosity in the world around her; the people, the homes they live in, and the surrounding landscape. She has a passion and commitment to art education that parallels her devotion to her practice and makes her a lively and stimulating instructor. An artist in the schools for almost 20 years, she is versatile in a number of mediums and her tickle trunk is full of projects.

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