Tuesday, July 31, 2007

tuesday's class

Eleven kids in class today. Hard to believe it's the last week of the first 8 week session. Kids can sign up for the next 8-week session right now.
Today we outlined their bodies on paper, then, using the ECM ethnic costumes as inspiration, created clothes for their image.

tuesday's class

tuesday's class

tuesday's class

tuesday's class

His mom helped...

tuesday's class

tuesday's class

tuesday's class

tuesday's class

tuesday's class

tuesday's class

tuesday's class

I love the 3-d effect of the skirt and paper flowers.

tuesday's class

Reception, Saturday August 4

We're having a little art reception for our Mundo Lindo students on Saturday, August 4 at the Escondido Children's Museum and you're invited! This coming Saturday, 11am-1pm.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

future architect

See the creature with the orange feathers in front? That's a tiger. And he's building a trophy for "best tiger."

Thursday class

Thirteen kids in class today. Each made a coil or pinch pot, like the Kumeyaay indians did, and then they could make what they wanted. They really enjoyed working in clay!

writing and clay

They're writing a story about what they created.

writing about her clay

After the kids finished making things with clay, they wrote and illustrated a story about one of the pieces in the little books we made at the beginning of class. She's writing about giving her mom the vase she made, and how happy her mom will be.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

red clay july 24

I forgot my camera today, for class, so here's a photo of what I made from red clay that air dries. I told the kids about the Kumeyaay indians (many already knew of them) and we talked about clay and the types of vessels the indians made. I showed them how to make a pinch pot and a coil pot. After they made one of those, I encouraged them to make an animal from the clay. They made rabbits, mice, angels, turtles, a dog, a dragon and tinkerbell. Eleven kids today.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Thursday class

Sixteen kids today and I didn't get time to take many pics. You can see a high heel shoe, a piece of pepperoni pizza, and a vase.

Papier Mache Thursday

Here's a darling little dog, ready for the color tissue. Also in today's class we had a papier mache boat, a strawberry, a heart, a turtle, a soccer player, bowls, a plate, a hummingbird, cockatoo and a pickle!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Friday, July 13, 2007

Thursday's class

Fifteen kids in class today. Art Quilts was the project.
Drawing, then painting on cotton canvas.

Garden view

When it's not too hot, we have the classes on the patio. It's really a wonderful setting! There are big shade canopies over the tables where the kids are working.


The girls are very intent on sewing their art quilts.

Proud artists!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

July 10 Art Quilts

Eleven kids in class today. We made art quilts. Inspired by things on the museum patio, the kids drew a picture, then painted it on cotton canvas. We used acylic paint, which dried quickly, since we were working outside.

step two

Step two, was the fabric selection for the quilt. I had lots of fabric to choose from.

proud artists

Proud artists showing off their art quilts. About 1/2 the kids had never used a needle and thread before, and they all did great!

proud artist

Those that didn't finish all the sewing in class, I gave them a needle and some embroidery thread to complete their projects at home.

another proud artist!

Everyone enjoyed this project!
Thanks Susie for your help and thanks too, to erstwhile assistant Zach!

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Tuesday class-- Self Portraits in collage

Fourteen kids in class today. They learned the basic proportions of the face, and then made construction paper collage self portraits. They are such great kids, and were soooo into it today!

We used paper bags for the paper for the faces, and construction paper for the details like hair and eyes and lips.

Cutie face.