Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Tuesday class

Tuesday after Christmas class.


We did shrinky dink fish (and starfish and jellyfish too.) We all love shrinky dink!

half the fun is watching the shrinky dink shrink

It takes about 3 minutes, and we love to watch it curl and then flatten and shrink.

shrinky dink step one

This shrinky dink material required permanent markers

shrinky dink step two!

Heat it and it shrinks!

water scene (no time for kelp)

The kids painted two sheets of watercolor paper. One as sea (with salt sprinkled) and one as sky. Then I cut the water into 3 waves and we dangled the fish from fishing line from the top. We didn't have time to make kelp from green construction paper, as I'd planned. The kids were too into making fish.

water scene

water scene (no time for kelp)

water scene

Friday, December 19, 2008

Kids art classes at San Diego Museum of Art

I'm teaching kids classes at the San Diego Museum of Art starting in January.

Artistic Explorations: Artville at SDMA
Each week kids will get creative with a different material and theme. This class will provide a venue for each young artist to be creative with gentle guidance in drawing, painting and sculpture. Creative problem solving and laughter is encouraged while discovering the joy of making art!

Saturdays, January 24—February 14, 2009
10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
Ages 10-12 $65 SDMA members/$75
Instructor: Jane LaFazio

Saturdays, March 7—March 28, 2009
10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
Ages 7—9 $65 SDMA members/$75
Instructor: Jane LaFazio

Register through San Diego Museum of Art here. Or call SDMA (619) 231-1996

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Tuesday class

Robot Airlines flight attendant



Some classes have a holiday theme this time of year. Our theme seems to be robots

all I want for Christmas

After she finished her robot, Janet created this collage Christmas tree, with presents under the tree. AND she added her Christmas wish list complete with the total cost!

paper chain advent

I'd never heard of this, creating a paper chain and tearing off the links as it gets closer to Christmas. Ashley told us about it and some of the kids made them