Friday, January 22, 2010


Even though it was pouring rain, we had 17 kids today! We did two different activities. First we cut up used brown paper grocery bags, wrinkled them and soaked them in water. During class, the kids came to a separate table and painted the bags with tempera paints. We'll dry them and use them for collage papers in the coming weeks.
The other project was based on West African Adinkra symbols. I had hand outs with about 30 different symbols, and each kid selected 4 symbols/traits they wanted to embody. They drew and painted them.


Painting the brown paper bags to be cut up later and used in collage.






painting paper bags for collage

Messy fun and a great way to experiment with mixing colors. These will dry and be cut up later for collage.


She was with me in last year's Mundo Lindo program.

Student Volunteer

The return of Monica! She's in 10th grade, and has volunteered with Mundo Lindo since it started in 2007.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Week 1 of 2010

thanks to California Center for the Arts, Escondido Education Department and generous donors, Mundo Lindo has started up again.

Week 1

Nineteen kids in class today from different elementary schools in Escondido

week 1

Some kids knew each other, some just met in class today. All great kids, with a clear love of art.

Mundo Lindo week 1

We did one of my fave lessons, Tree of Life, based on the work of Gustav Klimt.

Mundo Lindo week 1

All the kids are in the 4th or 5th grade

Mundo Lindo week 1 of 2010

Everyone seemed to enjoy the project and put their own personality into their art.

Mundo Lindo week 1 of 2010

Violet was with me last year, and it was great to see her again!

Mundo Lindo week 1 of 2010

I love the way each kid seems to have their own style and color scheme.