Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Tuesday Self-Portrait Weavings

Eight kids in class today. First, everyone made a list of at least 16 things they liked. Some items on the list were: sleep, art, family, ice cream, animals, earth. Then I gave them strip of paper to illustrate each one of their likes a a strip of paper, to create 16 strips. At the end, they wove them together and glued it on to a sheet of construction paper.
With Thanksgiving coming up, we all agreed we were thankful for Mundo Lindo.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Tuesday: Thankful

Eight kids today and the theme was Thankful. What are we thankful for? We went into the park, and each collected a leaf. Then, back to the classroom, where they drew the leaf and wrote one word that they were thankful for, and cut out the leaf. We put them in the window.
The other project was to create a little collaged house from paper, with images and drawings of things we're thankful for. For the roof, we created a little book, and many of the kids were going to use the house as a centerpiece for Thanksgiving, and have the guests write their memories in the little book.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Mundo Lindo 11_8_07 thursday class

Here's the Thursday class. It was a full class of 17 kids! They finished the mural, working in teams of three. During the same class, they painted their clay from last week. A busy, but fulfilling class!

Included is the photo is Sarah. She works at Escondido Children's Museum, and is my assistant for Mundo Lindo classes.

signatures on the mural

Everyone who worked on the mural signed it. Twenty five kids total painted it in less that 4 hours.

from Thursdays class.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Tuesday class. Painting a mural

Eight kids in Tuesday's class. They painted their clay houses and sculptures and we started a mural! Both classes will be painting a mural at the Escondido Children's Museum, where our classes take place.

We'll be having a free reception on Saturday, Dec 15 from 11am-1pm. All the Mundo Lindo kids are invited, from all the sessions! Come see our mural and recent artwork.

The next 8-week session for Mundo Lindo begins the week Tuesday, Dec 4 and Thursday, Dec 6 and ends Tues, Jan 29 and Thursday January 31. Registration begins mid November through Tricia James 760-739-9513 or

Friday, November 2, 2007

Thursday class does clay

Fifteen kids in class today. They worked in clay making boxes and birds. We also walked over to CCAE to see the Dia de los Muertos installation.

Thursday's class

Clay boxes Thursday

Next week, both classes will help me paint a mural on the wall of Escondido Children's Museum! That should be an adventure.