Sunday, June 14, 2009


Armed with camera, the kids were to focus on an interesting spot on the Sock Monkey and click!


While photography was going on, Sarah taught the class on how to make a "self-portrait" FANDANGO puppet! Great job Sarah!

Friday, May 29, 2009


To introduce the kids to mosaics was tricky due to the mess. So, fabric paint was used in place of grout! The kids tacky-glued glass stones to a wooden shape and used to fabric paint to fill in the spaces in between the stones - some kids got a little more creative...

Monday, April 6, 2009

Wire Structures

What do you get when you mix wires, beads and a block of wood? Creativity! Clothes-hanger wire was used for the vertical body, then slid into a pre-drilled block of wood. Assorted, pliable wires and beads were then wrapped around the upright to create these wire sculptures. Too much fun!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Sandpaper Art

What happens when you give kids sandpaper and a bucket of crayons? Mania! After showing the class a slide show of Vincent Van Gough, the kids were asked to create their version of a dream-like picture, emphasizing Van Gough's movement in Starry Night. This is what we got!!!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Abstract Portraits

Picasso's abstract portraits inspired the students to produce these portraits. With a felt-tip pen, the students drew each facial feature on a different colored paper, cut the features out, then pieced them together to form a face.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

The Wild Beasts

Fauvism (Les Fauves=The Wild Beast) and Henri Matisse were the inspiration for this project. The students cut out, freehand shapes from colored paper and pasted the shapes to paper of their choice.