Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Wood art project

Here's the finished project for an upcoming session that I'll be teaching to 4th and 5th grade kids. You can see here, how it started. I cut shapes from plywood, then painted them with acrylic paints depicting the state flower, the California Poppy. And I labeled the cities of SF, LA and San Diego.

Friday, May 25, 2007

first grader does Gee's Bend

I showed the kids pics of the quilts of Gee's Bend. Here was a first grader's interpretation. I just finished up teaching at Los Penasquitos Elementary School. Mundo Lindo starts June 12th!

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Press release announcing Mundo Lindo!

Artist Receives Grant to teach 4th & 5th grade kids at
Escondido Children’s Museum

Who: Jane LaFazio partners with Escondido Children’s Museum to teach 4th and 5th graders from the underserved population of San Diego North.

What: Free Weekly 2-hour creative classes based on the exhibits at the Escondido Children’s Museum.

Jane’s program is called
“Mundo Lindo ~ Beautiful World”
Where kids discover the joy and power of creativity…

The classes are taught by Jane LaFazio, professional artist. Jane will help kids discover the joy and power of creativity through hands-on art-based projects. Each session, the children will learn art skills and problem solving along with learning about the world we live in through natural sciences and international culture.

The classes are FREE to qualified, low income 4th and 5th grade kids. All supplies are free. At the end of the 8 week session, each child will receive a certificate of completion and his or her artwork will be part of a professional exhibition at ECM.

Where: Escondido Children’s Museum 380 N. Escondido Blvd.
Escondido, CA 92025. 760-233-7755. Register by contacting Escondido Children’s Museum Tricia James 760-739-9513

When: Ongoing 8 week after school sessions begin Tuesday, June 12 and Thursday June 14 and 3:30-5:30pm.
Continuing 8 week sessions will run through May 2008.

Why: Jane LaFazio is a recipient of a grant from the Kenneth A. Picerne Foundation, and she has created this program to share her passion for art and creativity with kids.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Thursday, May 10, 2007

first grader at work

I taught a delightful 1st Grade class at a small private school in Solana Beach yesterday. They were a talented group of kids, and we did Klimt's 'tree of life' and here's an artist at work.

Saturday, May 5, 2007


I'm cutting out wooden shapes of California, in preparation for a lesson for the kids.

I'm going to cut a shape for each kid.

Friday, May 4, 2007

Me and Katie Ragazzi

Jane [on the left] with Katie, Executive Director of the Esconidido Children's Museum. The Mundo Lindo program will take place at ECM and is financially supported by the Kenneth A. Picerne Foundation.