Monday, March 31, 2008

Art Beat
Featuring the artwork of local students including 39 pieces by the kids of Mundo Lindo!

Dates: April 2nd - April 26th Open Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00am to 4:00pm. Closed Sundays & Mondays.

Reception: April 12 from 4-7pm. Awards between 5-5:30.Catered by Pat & Oscars. FREE

Location: Escondido Art Association GalleryArtists Gallery121 W. Grand AveEscondido(760) 489-0338

Thursday, March 27, 2008


Remember when the kids made bakers clay from flour, salt and water? Each of them gave me one of the birds they made, and I mounted them to this piece of wood (actually, a cupboard door that was the perfect size.) I'm going to give it to Katie, the Escondido Children's Museum director, for her office.

Tuesday people books

Another special visitor in class today! Brownie the rabbit. Very cute! Ten kids in class and we created accordian style books cut like people. Some kids had a theme of people they admire (Elvis and me, among others :-) or themselves at different ages, or robots.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

birds on thursday

It's spring break, and 5 kids in class today. Very unusual to have such a small class. Here's a road runner watercolor done by a 5th grader.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

tuesday bird books

We had the perfect visitor to class today. "Bluey" the parakeet! The kids drew and watercolored from pictures of birds and some artificial birds into an accordian style book. Ten kids, one bird.
See the bird, in the center of the table?

Friday, March 14, 2008

thursday paper sculpture

Ten kids today. Escondido Art Association is having a kids art show, so the Mundo Lindo kids are preparing their entries. There will be a reception on April 12, so I hope all the kids show up!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

thursday. 3D paper sculptures of flying things

Ten kids today. We brainstorming things that fly. Then I showed them how to create a paper sculpture with large construction paper, staples, and stuffed with newspaper. Parachuting men, hot air balloons, superman and birds were some of the creations.

Friday, March 7, 2008

thursday Kites!

Ten kids in today's thursday class.

A flying green football and an ice cream cone were some of the themes.

Great fun. No sun this afternoon, but a better wind, so the kites got higher!

oops. A near casuality. My husb was there to assist.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

tuesday KITES!

Ten kids in class today. First they drew their designs on paper. Then redrew them on these great kite kits I'd ordered from here. Frustrationless Flyer Kits, they're called. 20 kites for about $60.

Then we went out in Grape Day Park and flew the kites! As you can see it was a gorgeous day. Many of the kids had never flown kites before. You can just see the joy on their faces. Ah, life is good. It was a wonderful afternoon!

My husb joined Sarah and I to help and act a their 'pit crew.'