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Aug. 10, 2008 at 12:08am

Hilltop Artists Chalk!

Last week we had a little adventure with the fire sprinkler system at Hilltop Artists in Residence which shut down the glassblowing at the hot shop for a day. So we took the students outside and did a collaborative chalk project. We had a blast!!

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/28067985@N03/2749123160/" title="Hilltop Chalks BIG by kathreee, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3288/2749123160_33a9876c19.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Hilltop Chalks BIG" /></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/28067985@N03/2749124324/" title="Hilltop Chalk by kathreee, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3108/2749124324_4a7485a90f.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Hilltop Chalk" /></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/28067985@N03/2748290027/" title="Hilltop Chalk detail by kathreee, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3206/2748290027_b641894462.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Hilltop Chalk detail" /></a>

comments [11]  |  posted under Chalk, Hilltop Artists, Tacoma


by kathy on 8/10/2008 @ 12:20am
Hilltop Chalks BIG

Hilltop Chalk

Hilltop Chalk detail

by dawntown on 8/10/2008 @ 2:58am
Spectacular. I can feel the jealousy flowing through my veins as I type...

by Courtney on 8/10/2008 @ 8:54am
Wow Kathy that's gorgeous! What a great job they did.

by kathy on 8/10/2008 @ 9:52am
What's cool is that we had about 10 different kids working on it throughout the day.
I took a photo and cut it into squares, each kid pulled one out of a bowl and proceeded to the pre-number concrete squares to create their mini masterpiece. Each kid had their own style, but when it was done it all sorta came together.
(Well, except for that one kid that kept doing his squares upside-down! ;)

Fortunately for us the area outside the hot shop is comprised of perfect squares of concrete, so it was easy to put together.

We just wished we had more vibrant colors...that woulda been great.

This could be a cool project for Frost Park...dontcha think?

by Dave_L on 8/10/2008 @ 12:16pm
Neat idea! That is an ideal layout of concrete there, and there are probably some several other neat ways to piece one large work together or otherise utilize that perfect grid.
(And when I was there the other day, I was wondering what the temperature-rating was of the fire sprinklers at the ceiling of the hot-shop.)

by Erik on 8/10/2008 @ 2:25pm
So we took the students outside and did a collaborative chalk project. We had a blast!!

Very impressive and professional looking piece. Each square is filled out so nicely.

Under your guidance, they will be ready to enter the Frost Park contests in no time.

by judges19merescued on 8/10/2008 @ 2:53pm
Lovely work! Way to embrace "When life gives you lemons, make flowers on the pavement"! Makes me sad that it had rained so soon. I say bring those youngsters to Frost Park Friday lunch hour as soon as the spirit moves. The only real pre-req is an affection for Tacoma's people, places, personality...
Let those kids give those 20, 30, and 40-something chalking regulars a run for their money(or chalk dust or whatever)!

by Girl Who <3 JUNK on 8/10/2008 @ 5:51pm

That is so COOL!

What a clever idea.

Kids are so super great!

You gotta love them.

by NineInchNachos on 8/10/2008 @ 8:36pm
lookin good hilltop artists!

by dawntown on 8/10/2008 @ 9:08pm
Ill be a ripe 32 on August 19. And yes, give us a run...we need some fresh blood. It would be really neat to transfer that concept to Frost Park one Friday!!

by andrewbacon on 8/11/2008 @ 1:36pm
The Neighborhood Coffeehouse at 34th and McKinley will be providing chalk and sidewalk for any chalk artists wishing to come up - August 23, 11am to 3pm. See you there :-)