Tuesday, June 26, 2007

herb pots

Today's project was painting terracotta pots with acyrlic paint. I'd brought potting soil and seeds for them to plant the herbs: rosemary, thyme, basil, parsley and sage into their hand-painted pots. They created tags to put in the pots, so that when the plants bloomed, they'd know which was which. Fifteen students today.
Thanks to adults Susie and Anne for helping today!

hand-painted herb pots

Young artist at work

Tuesday's class. June 26

Boys at work

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Thursday's June 21 class

Twenty kids in class today! This girl did a fine job on her very organic shapes and I love the colors.

student work

student work

Do you see that this artist used dog print shapes in her composition. And such great bright color.

student artwork

Kid's art from the thursday group (4th & 5th graders)

student at work

researching shapes in the garden

Here's the Thursday class of 4th and 5th graders getting inspriation from nature in the garden at Escondido Children's Museum. I love seeing the kids in the garden, really looking and then drawing.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

finding shapes in the garden

The kids spent about 15 minutes in the garden creating little sketches of shapes based on the plants. Sixteen kids in class today. It was was of those great 'moments' when the kids really looked at the details in the garden--the leaf shapes, the tiny flowers, never-before-noticed ground cover.

nature shapes

Using the shapes she created to make a repeating pattern.

why do the boys always sit together?

kid's artwork

kid's artwork

kid's artwork

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'Mundo LIndo' merchandise is for sale at
Shown here is the dark t-shirt in blue.

nature shapes

This weeks project. I'm calling it "Nature Shapes."
The bottom image: is a series of doodles based on nature. I chose two of the shapes (outlined darker), then traced and cut out those shapes from stiff paper (they are on the table at the left). Middle pic: is the repeated shapes, outlined in marker. Top pic: finished piece, painted with watercolor.

nature shapes project

This week's project--My version.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Tuesday's Mundo Lindo begins!

The kids drew and painted birds from both pictures and artificial birds. Anna's Hummingbird.

Bird book

Each children created their own book of bird illustrations using watercolor.

Tuesday's class

Here's our first session of kids on June 12, 2007

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

New logo!

Next week I start teaching this art-based, grant funded program for low income kids at Escondido Children's Museum and I just created this logo for it!!

Saturday, June 2, 2007

bird book

I always do the project first, before I teach it to the kids. We'll creating our own little books of bird paintings, similar to this.

inside bird book