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 28, 2007
Friday, December 21, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
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.
Please go to http://signonradio.com/programs/ut-community/ 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
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.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
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.