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Cynthia Caudill
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Thanksgiving Vacation Creations
The kids had the entire week off of school. We spent the week at home and ended up with a lot of creative time on our hands.    Here are some of the projects we created. Zen Tangle in progress More Zen Tangle My husband created too!   Story about how my dau...

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Art Week 2015- Recycled Vinyl Record Bowls
Art Week 2015 has come and gone.  As always, it is a hectic, but rewarding week where the students get a chance to work 2 artists a day for the entire week.  I love that the school makes art a priority even if only for an intensive week.  I worked with two ...

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Recycled Vinyl Record Bowls
I just finished working with the 4th graders at Westside Elementary School.  The students worked in groups to paint vinyl records that had been discarded from their school library.   We talked about Aboriginal Dot painting and looked at original paintings d...

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Skulls
My husband, glass artist Jess Caudill , has become an expert on glass mosaics involving skulls.  Here is a collection of his work. This is a piece Jess made for his friend Jason Kahler of Solera Brewery .  It is hanging behind the bar at Solera in Parkdale,...

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Art on Oak
There is a new artists cooperative shop in Hood River called Art on Oak .  This is a morph of Kids in the Hood (a shop where I used to sell my ReThink Crafts items) and the Hood River Holiday Pop-up Shop .  There are about 20 artists from the Columbia Gorge...

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More Mosaic at Chenowith Elementary
Chenowith Elementary School in The Dalles, Oregon has the goal of decorating the front of their school with mosaics.  I started this project with the school during the 2013-2014 school year.  The entire student body was involved in creating 6 mosaics.  They...

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Magazine Mosaics with 4th graders
The 4th graders at Westside Elementary spent 5 days working on animal magazine mosaics.  I read a handful of books by Jan Brett and we studied her illustrations.  The 4th graders chose an animal to study then drew it on a recycled book page.  Once the anima...

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Bingen Park Mosaic
The summer started with a week-long mosaic project with the children of Bingen, Washington.  A new, and much needed, water fountain was scheduled to be added to the city park which provided a great opportunity for a new mosaic.  I spent the week with about ...

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Pottery with 2nd Graders
I had the pleasure of teaching 2nd graders at Westside Elementary about clay.  I chose two projects to have the students complete in 5 one hour sessions. During the first session I read the book The Pottery Place by Gail Gibbons which gave the students a gr...

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Aprons
I was looking for apron ideas for the Made in Mosier fundraiser for the Mosier School.  I settled on two techniques: ZenTangle and faux batik. The Zantangle aprons were designed with ultra fine tip Sharpies and colored in with colored Sharpies and fabric ma...
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