Sunday, January 30, 2011

Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Bird Cage

The Pre-K students drew with black pen in their
sketchbooks while observing a bird house.
The were intrigued with the eggs and feathers inside
and wanted to draw them,too. There was a real quail
egg, a natural bird nest and a few greenish felted
wool eggs. One artist asked about the green eggs. She was
wondering if they were "real". I said that they were 
made out of sheep wool . She asked me if the sheep
were green. She then drew a green sheep.

Saturday, January 8, 2011


Threes Paint

The three year olds paint with so much freedom. They verbalize what
they are feeling and seeing but they don't worry about it looking"real".
I think that this is what Picasso was getting at in his famous quote:
All children are artists. The problem, is how to remain an artist
once he grows up.

Black Line

The artists started their day by discussing what they new about"line".
Some of the terms they new were:straight,curvy ,
short,long, wiggly. These are the same terms
they are using in learning their letters.We also saw how
lines can intersect to create objects that interest each artist.
The artists painted with their own jar of black paint. This helps
them focus on line only. I loved what they came up with.
Each of them did very different pieces of art.

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Each child chooses his or her favorite place to work.
The easel was very active this week. The colors
reminded us that spring will return.

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Variety of Mediums

 The children really enjoyed exploring our different
areas of work. It is always amazing to see how
much self control they have while in the studio. It's a
very free space and they use it such maturity
and depth. They are such an inspiration.


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Loving the Young Ones

  After a long break we were
all happy to get back to painting.
Yd was busy painting a winter totem .
They painted with enthusiasm. First white then a
pinch of blue.

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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Stirring Up Love

YD perfected the art of stirring up birdseed
as a treat for our friends who are enduring
some cold weather!
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