Friday, January 28, 2011
I love doing sewing projects with the kids, though it's intense for Amy and I. Everyone needs help to pin the pattern, to thread the needle, to learn to sew, to re-thread the needle, to untie a knot, to re-thread the needle...The kids did great.
Last week, they designed their monster dolls, by drawing, cutting out and painting on paper.
This week, they redrew the pattern on paper, selected fabric, pinned the pattern and cut out the fabric.
They could sew on embellishments of fabric of buttons, or glue googley eyes.
Then, with right sides together, they sewed the edge of the dolls. We'll complete them next week by finishing the sewing, and stuffing them.
hmm, how'd these googley eyes get here?
fabric selection. We have buckets of fabric for the kids to choose from.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Busy class, as usual! we painted clay, make things with clay, designed monster dolls, wrote books about said monster dolls...
Design for her monster doll
we played a little.
created amazing penquins in clay
monster doll design
PINK penquins too.
painted palm trees
Monday, January 24, 2011
Of course, I really try to teach good art studio habits...
well, I try. Art making can become quite exuberant
We're painting our clay from last week
Some were just creating with clay this week. That's a burger, fries and cold drink.
We designed monster dolls, which will be next week's project
and really, it's all about the shoes.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
See this little boy? His name is Leo, and these are photos from 2008 Mundo Lindo
Here he is today~ Volunteering and teaching at Mundo Lindo.
We had a full class, some painting their clay from last week, and some, who just started today, were working in clay.
Amy was at a meeting, and I was on my own. With Leo.
While I helped the one group with painting, Leo taught 8 kids to make pinch pots, coil and slab. Completely on his own.
I don't think I could be any prouder. Thank you Leo.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
We made pinch pots, coil pots and worked with slabs. The clay will self-harden and we'll paint it next week.
So many things to make in clay!
A tiny house with a basketball court and a flag and...
Friday, January 14, 2011
Mundo Lindo is starting it's fourth year! Here's Amy and the Thursday kids in front of the murals they made last year.
We worked with clay, today, learning how to make a pinch pot, a coil pot and then work with slab construction. The kids were totally engaged! They love clay!