Art Starts with Louisville Visual Art – Marty Edlin Teaches Us How to Make Paper-Mache Birds Using Common Household Items!

Art Starts with Louisville Visual Art – Marty Edlin Teaches Us How to Make Paper-Mache Birds Using Common Household Items!

Follow instructor, Marty Edlin, along on this peaceful journey to creating paper-mache birds. Learn how to efficiently construct a sculptural bird form using common household items. Listen while you work, you can hear the birds whistling “hello”!

Art Starts with Louisville Visual Art videos bring imaginative art-making home while we wait to meet together in person again.

We’d love to see your artworks displayed in windows as we take our daily walks – and maintain healthy distance. If you’ve made artwork inspired by our Art Starts Videos, share with us at or tag #ArtStartsAtLVA on social media. Visit our website every Saturday morning for a new lesson. You can return to try them again as much as you like!

Now you can make a donation to our Art Starts Fundraiser via the button on the Art Starts Video page. We’re raising $2,500 to produce 10 Art Starts Videos, each of which employs a local LVA-Affiliated artist. Our family of artists need this work more than ever in these uncertain days, so if you’ve enjoyed an Art Starts lesson – or just want to make sure others can – please consider a gift. Every dollar helps!

For June 6th, Marty Edlin teaches us how to create paper-mache birds using common household items.
Supplies needed:

  • Aluminum foil
  • Masking tape
  • Elmer’s glue
  • Paper

View the 2-part video here: Art Starts with Louisville Visual Art

*If you need an art stuff re-supply, Preston Art Center continues to offer parking lot pick-up and delivery at their Bardstown Road location. Minimum purchase for delivery is only $10. Check their Facebook Page or call 502-454-9954 for more info.

LVA Artist, Marty Edlin, shown with paper-mache bird sculptures
About LVA:
Founded in 1909, Louisville Visual Art improves lives and inspires communities through exceptional visual art education, vital artist engagement, and uplifting art-centered outreach. From a Creative Hub in the Portland neighborhood, LVA encourages artists through the weekly Artebella blog and radio show, a growing Mural Art Program, Open Studio Weekend, and weekly calls for submissions. LVA cultivates rising generations of creative leaders with quality instruction to more than 3,000 students annually through Children’s Fine Art Classes, in-school education programs, and summer camps. LVA engages, inspires, and improves Louisville‘s entire art ecosystem.
About CFAC:
Started In 1925, Children’s Fine Art Classes (CFAC) engage and inspire rising generations of creative leaders with intensive art education tailored to visually talented and motivated elementary and middle school students. CFAC provides concentrated studies in drawing, painting, and mixed media; complemented by instruction in art history, critical reflection, and aesthetics. Tuition is not charged, so that economic status never impacts a child’s ability to participate. A $75 supply fee is paid by those who are financially able to do so.

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