Friday, October 21, 2011
Papier Mache! Calaveras (Skulls for Day of the Dead) and Pumpkins, and one airplane.
(Here's a tutorial I put together on how to make the papier mache skulls.)
We had about 22 kids.
Our wonderful volunteer, Janice, advises on airplane building.
After they'd made their papier mache shapes, they drew and colored a picture, how how they planned to paint their object next week.
Then, since they finished early, and it was a gorgeous day, we made paper airplanes. Carlos is instructing Ashley on how to fold an airplane.
One! Two! Three--GO!
Friday, October 14, 2011
The kids drew pumpkins, on green construction paper, using chalk pastels. The paper was cut to 12x12" squares, and as they finished their pumpkins, I tacked them to the wall to form a 'quilt.' They also created the 6x6" 'tiles' drawing from mexican tiles, and using markers.
Each kid drew two pumpkins, (and took one home)
I showed them how to divide the 6" paper into 4, using guidelines, and then drawing the repeating patter within the tile.
The kids had no school today (teacher parent conferences) so we had fewer kids than last week.
Friday, October 7, 2011
Mundo Lindo has started up again for the school year!
The 4th & 5th graders are 'nominated' by their teachers, and given applications to join Mundo Lindo. The class is limited to 20 kids. We had 22 registered before class...and another 9 kids showed up, applications in hand. So, we had 31 students!!
Thirty one kids. That's a record! Gee, do you think there's a need for a free after school art class? We didn't and won't turn anyone away. Look at these wonderful, talented, sweet kids!
We drew and painted in watercolors, from the birds and flowers I brought in.
Thank goodness, Tomoko Kuta, Director of the Education Department, was on hand to help, along with my husband, Don. Did I mention, 31 kids?
And, with extra paper, the kids made a little sketchbook to take home.
You gotta love this. He titled his book himself.
We have a new volunteer, Eric, the older brother of one of the students. He's in the 8th grade.
Mundo Lindo is a free, after school art program, held on Thursdays from 3-5pm every week through out the school year, for 4th & 5th graders in Escondido, CA attending public schools. It's held at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido.
Mundo Lindo is a grant and donation funded program, and we really can use use some additional financial support. If you can, please donate here.