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it’s a clown

May 19th, 2011

A friend of mine asked me to contribute a sign for her son’s school in Brooklyn. They have a spring carnival every year in which they have these hand made signs and then they auction them to benefit the school. I’ve been looking for an excuse to do some collage work again, as it’s been a long while since I made those race cars and the work is the most satisfying kind of creative process I know.

So of course I said heck yeah.

This is 18 inches square and is made with collage and acrylic paint.

PS 39 clown

visiting schools

June 2nd, 2010

Back when Shredderman was first published, in 2004, I got a phone call from Barbara Gross, librarian at Gladwyne Elementary school near Philadelphia. She wanted me to come and give a presentation at her school. This was my first visit to an elementary school to talk about my work, and since then I’ve been to a dozen or more elementary schools, a couple of libraries, an art center, and a university or two showing examples of my work and talking to students about how I make it.
I love these visits, so not too long ago I decided I need to put a page about these visits on my website. If you are a teacher or a librarian, most of the information you’ll need is now online. If you are a student or parent, let your teacher or school librarian know about this page, and tell him or her to get in touch! Any specifics like schedules and fees can be answered via email.

Please feel free to get in touch and ask me any questions.

On a related note, I visited The Nottingham School back on May 14. There is a nice article online today about my visit there. Take a look!

Playground

August 18th, 2008

This last Saturday, Wilson, Elliot and I volunteered at the kids’ old school to help build their new playground. When we arrived I was quite surprised to find hundreds of volunteers from the Wharton School of Business and Kaboom.org there to build as well.
The entire thing was completed in seven hours. We started building around 9:00am and we finished around 4:00pm.
I brought a camera, tethered it to my laptop via Firewire, and used iStopMotion to record about one frame every ten seconds. I made a little soundtrack with Ableton Live and the result was posted here. Enjoy.

Central School Young Author’s Day

May 19th, 2007

I spent last Friday in Warren, NJ at Central School. It was Young Author’s Day and I gave three presentations, signed a million books, and answered some really interesting questions. If you own or are affiliated with a school and you would like to have someone give presentations, sign books, and answer interesting questions, get in touch.

Central School

Recycle Race Car

April 20th, 2007

Wilson Biggs made this.
Yes, Wilson made this and blogged it. I guess it counts for news. He had a project to create something out of trash and junk. He designed this car and we put it together last night and today. Elliot helped paint the graphics, as well. More pics on Flickr.