Friday, April 25, 2008

Gazelles etc.

We also got to preview a puppet show at Escondido Children's Museum.

That's our new assistant in the striped shirt. Welcome Lizzie!!

Painted their papier mache and wrote their books.

mundo lindo kids!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

painting papier mache and book authoring

After a short visit from Scruffy--The kids painted their papier mache and then created a story book about the character. I encouraged the kids to include an 'About the Author' page, which were all pretty funny and quite confident!

Friday, April 18, 2008

thursday papier mache

Gazelles, houses, bowls, tanks, and ducks, among other things were created by the kids today. Lots of creative problem solving in construction!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Sarah's last day and Papier Mache

Sarah, my assistant, is leaving Mundo Lindo for a new exciting job. She'll be missed! The kids made her a card and here's a group photo--take two.
We made papier mache (with heavy duty foil, newspaper and liquid starch.) The kids will paint them next week and write a story about their character.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Art Reception Awards

Kelly, from ECM, presented awards to some of the Mundo Lindo kids. Escondido Art Association also presented awards and some of the kids got those too. Sarah presented a special creativity award to Jonathan.

Sarah presented Jonathan with an award for creativity.

More publicity.

This article appeared in Today's Local News on April 9.

Friday, April 4, 2008

art class or animal planet?

Ten kids in class today and 2 visiting pets! Fabio the rabbit and Sally, the weiner dog/chihuahau. The kids enjoyed the African symbol project and so did Fabio!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Adinkra Symbols of West Africa

Ten kids today. We used grocery store paper bags for our surface, and they selected the symbols they wanted to depict from this cool handout of Andinkra Symbols. They drew them in pencil, then marker, then oil pastels. Then we crinkled the paper up and ironed it to make it look old.