Nevelson Assemblages

1st graders learned about female sculptor Louise Nevelson.  Said to be the first of the “green art”, Ms. Nevelson would scower New York City for wooden scraps to add to her sculptures, put them together, and paint them all the same color, for a new form of art called Assemblage.


Louise Nevelson Cascade 1964



The kiddos had so much fun using all the random craft materials I found in the room. They used pasta, rice, foam letters, beans, wooden sticks, whatever!

They glued all these materials onto the craft stick background they built and were instructed to fill it up!

1st Grade assembledge

Then they were glued onto a large piece of poster board and spray painted the same color.

1st grade Assemblage


Students and staff LOVED the results!

1st grade assemblage

1st grade assemblage

1st grade assemblage

1st grade assemblage

1st grade assemblage

1st grade assemblage


Art Power


About Ms. Luna

Here we go! Year number four! Teaching artist at Mark Twain Elementary! I started my career in 2002, in the New York City Schools as a Special Education Middle School teacher. Moving back to my hometown of Columbus, Ohio, I continued teaching Special Education and also began teaching after school and summer art programs. Moving again to Houston, Texas. I have taught all levels and abilities from kindergarten to college and am very excited to be teaching here at Mark Twain! I am also a professional artist and designer that shows work worldwide. I have been featured in the Houston Chronicle, Austin Fashion Week, Houston Press, and at the Grassi Museum of the Applied Arts in Germany. I hold a Masters of Science in Special Education from Manhattan College and a Masters of Fine Arts from the Academy of Art University. I currently am teaching grades kindergarten through fifth and am an adjuct art professor at Alvin Community College.

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