Wednesday, January 30, 2008

tuesday focus on homes

Eight kids today. We discussed various types of homes, and different countries and climates. The kids chose one, and them they each made a large accordian style, shape book in that home style. They created landscaping, and people, and animals from paper and added it to their homes. We spent the full two hours, with most kids not finishing completely. Fun project.

Friday, January 25, 2008


Nine kids today. I had them draw four small pictures of the gourds, using their imagination on the colors, the reassemble the art, cutting some of them up, on a larger piece. Our version of a Picasso landscape.
Session FIVE of Mundo Lindo starts next week!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Tuesday and chalk pastels

Eight kids today. I brought chalk pastels and a collection of gourds and had the kids draw the gourds in colors of their choice. They also drew from an elephant sculpture and a mask.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Thursday puppets

Thirteen kids today. They created puppets, like the Tuesday kids. We have future surgeons, marine biologists, fire fighters, vetinarians and video game designers in this group.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

'what do you want to be when you grow up' puppets

Here's Tuesday's class of 8 working on puppets. The theme was decided by the kids, and they chose to make puppets that reflected what they wanted to be when they grew up. We'll finish the puppets next week, and do an inclass puppet show.

Friday, January 4, 2008


Another holiday week, so we had a mix of Tuesday and Thursday kids for a total of 9 kids. We made little people Flat Pack Toy Design. First the kids made themselves, then some kids made one of their parents, or another person. One kid made a squirrel and the other a rabbit. It was a good lesson, since they learned to build 3-d objects.