Friday, March 25, 2011
Using a wide variety of paper we had on hand, a whole punch, yarn, telephone wire and beads, the kids made their own journals today. The pages inside were all different colors and sizes.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Saturday, March 12, 2011
We went out to the CCAE garden for inspiration (and little fresh veggie snacks) Nasturiums are edible.
Then, inside with our harvest, to sketch a design for the paper lanterns we'd be painting.
Using the sketches as reference, straight to watercolor on the lanterns.
And one could add some Chinese symbols to the lanterns too. This was Mackenzie's practice page.
And since it was such a gorgeous day, we spent 15 minutes outside running around at the end of class.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Using the cereal boxes, shoe boxes, tissue tubes, telephone wire and anything else they could find, the kids worked in teams to build forts. (Leo, Jonathan and Jose had painted all the boxes with gesso, last week.)
First a discussion of structure
"I'm sure we can work these huge wooden poles somewhere into our fort."
Adding details and architectural elements
Certainly plenty of materials available.
Leo handled any glue gun requests.
This would be a cupcake house. Cupcake shaped, cupcake landscape, cupcake doorknob.
Some forts from Tuesday's class
and every fort needs a functional canon.