On Friday the Tantalizer made an appearance at Franklin School! The idea for the Tantalizer comes from Mary Olson, a Santa Fe, NM art teacher and friend who introduced “The Tantamount” to her students. The word “tantamount” means “equivalent to.” The Tantamount is a human art machine that duplicates the essence of an object into a complementary art object.
We altered the concept slightly and renamed our art making machine “The Tantalizer,” an art temptation. Adults in our school community were invited to bring a favorite object to the art room to be tantalized. Third grade Tantalizer
Teams worked collaboratively to interpret donated objects through a wide variety of materials. Upon completion, they delivered the objects and artworks back to their lucky owners.
We had tremendous fun with the Tantalizer! Special thanks to Mary Olson and Kathy Douglas, our guests for the day, who assisted Tantalizers in their creative work.