Friday, December 28, 2007

Tree of Life

Since there was no class on Tuesday, I invited the Tuesday kids to join us on Thursday for class. We had 11 kids. We did one of my favorite lessons, inspired by Klimt, that I call the Tree of Life. I showed the kids images of Klimt's work, talked about patterns and color, and asked them to draw a tree, and fill it with pattern. We worked with oil pastels and watercolor.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Thursday's class

Just 7 kids today, the others must be busy with holiday stuff. We made gift boxes and ornaments today.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Tuesday's kids! VIDEO!!

Eight kids today. The group broke out in spontaneous song! While we made boxes from paper and then collaged and decorated the outsides of the boxes. I encouraged the kids to make a gift certificate for some chore, or kindness, to gift as a gift to their parents and place inside the box.

Hear me on the Radio!

Please go to and then to December 4, segment 2 to listen the part of the radio program that features an interview with yours truly about Mundo Lindo. Katie Ragazzi, Econdido Children's Museum Executive Director and I were interviewed by the Union Tribune internet radio station, Sign On Radio.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Christmas Party

On Dec 15, we had a party for Mundo Lindo kids and their families. We gave raffle tickets to each child and they got to pick an art supply gift from under the tree. Fun time!

Friday, December 14, 2007


Fifteen kids in class today and we drew poinsettias that I brought in, then watercolor. They came out great, but I'm especially fond of this one. This Saturday, 12/15 is our Mundo Lindo Christmas Party. ALL the kids that have attended Mundo Lindo since it started in June are invited! 11am-1pm.


The artist

thursday poinsettias

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Tuesday class

Eight kids today. We used the collage paper that we created last week to weave into covers for these blank journals.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Tuesday class

Eight kids in class today. We did a crayon texture resist, then watercolor. We made our own stamps too. Next week we'll use these papers to create book cover and note cards. I was out of town last week, so Sarah and Trisha did the classes and they kids made woven baskets from yarn, ribbon and yogurt containers.