Aliens, Angles and Animals, Fall '07 Class 2

More photographs from my Fall '07 Soft Sculpture class for gifted children at UNCA's Super Saturdays. ALIENS, ANGELS & ANIMALS, UNCA, 10/07. Thanks to Vicki Lynn Passmore for the photographs. I only cropped and arranged them. This class lasts 6 weeks each spring and fall. Beautiful and talented children!

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Julie Mayser 19 Mar 2008

Great puppets,Sara... are they hand sewing? machine sewing? Gluing? How are these constructed? wonderful creativity!

Artist Reply: Most of those here are soft sculptures which are made from orphaned socks which I first machine sew in a "V" in the toe. The "V" is cut down the middle to make ears or legs. The children choose from a huge supply of felt scraps, feathers, gems etc. and stuff, hand sew, draw, glue gun decorations to complete. They can also create from their own drawings on fabric or fake fur which are stuffed and decorated. The most ambitious projects involved needle sculpture where the toe of old nylon stockings are stuffed and the eyes, nose and lips are shaped with needle and thread.

Chris Williams 17 Dec 2007

looks like a lot of fun

thea walstra 16 Dec 2007

Super to meet "your" kids with their very cute dolls.

Kerra Lindsey 16 Dec 2007

What a project! Congratulations to you for such a feat---working with children is priceless. :) -Kerra

Celine Hughes 14 Dec 2007

This is a great collage, Sara!