Lots of kids and their families came on Saturday, from 1:30-3:30 for our holiday party. We had all the materials for the Wes Bruce project~ shoe boxes, straws, fabric, buttons, popsicle sticks, telephone wire, markers, glue, acorns....etc. The families worked together to create their own diorama. We had pizza and cookies and juice too!
We hung the two murals that the kids had done with Amy.
Mundo Lindo starts up again on Thursday, January 13th and Tuesday the 18th! See you then!(If you want to join us, you need to go to an Escondido (California) Public School and be in the 4th or 5th grade. Email Amy for details.)
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
We were very busy this last Thursday before the holiday break!
Painting paper roll Nutcracker men. (Edgar recently saw a performance of the Nutcracker at CCAE, so the inspiration was fresh in his mind.)
Gift wrapping, gift tags...
painting paper roll angels...
The teen volunteers had time to make mosaic pots
The kids who'd missed last week, made mosaic pots too.
And ornament painting too. (Check my blog, JaneVille, for a tutorial)
A fabulous Nutcracker!
At the end of a very busy two hours, every kid went home with a wrapped gift (their mosaic pots) an paper roll something, an ornament a gift tag...whew!
Friday, December 10, 2010
We're making mosaic flower pots. Terra cotta pots, along wtih small mosaic tiles, glass gems (flat on one side) buttons, broken tile, and shells. The kids are gluing the pieces individually using Weldbond glue, from the hardware store.
We'll grout them next week!
We're also working on a large pot for the CCAE garden.
Friday, November 19, 2010
Self portraits starts with a guided lesson on drawing and proportions.
then comes collage with construction paper and glue sticks.
and yes, they could choose any hair color they wished
and then, some time to make cootie catchers AKA fortune tellers. Janice show the others how to fold them.
fold this way...
add the numbers, then write the fortunes!
Friday, November 12, 2010
The kids and I and Amy had a field trip to California Center for the Arts Esconidido Art Museum to see the fabulous installation by Wes Bruce.
When we returned to the studio, each kid selected a shoe box. We'd gathered materials for them to construct whatever they wanted. Some of the materials were: shells, acorns, bells, spools, wooden sticks, fabric, glue, construction paper....I showed the kids how to add a wall, inside their shoebox, using a piece of construction paper, and let them do whatever they wanted.
Everyone's was unique and original. Some approached it from the architectural point of view, constructing floors, stairs, patios, while others when straight to the decor, wall paper and objet d'art.