do it. create. walk and see. cut and paste. scratch and sniff.
do whatever you have to do to feed your soul.
this is my commitment.

Monday, June 16, 2014

How to be an Explorer 3

We started class yesterday with a new drawing exercise.  The children spent time feeling objects I had placed in a bag before their arrival.  The instruction was to draw what they could feel (without using their eyes).  Every child was so excited to reach into the bag, again and again, searching for something they hadn't felt before.

Some children spent time playing with paint until everyone was finished with the exercise.

Some of the children wanted to work more with the objects after they had been revealed.

Children worked on their tiny collection journals.  Some wanted to make an entry or decorate their covers.  Summer is such a good time to keep a collection journal.  These are tiny pages the children can use to record their treasures.  

Our main project consisted of an attempt to grow our own art.  The children created a painting or drawing, enclosed it in a plastic sleeve, added soil, some water and their seeds. 

Given the proper sun, everyone should experience at least one sprouting seed over the next few days.

Unless your child is attending the WEEKDAY WORKSHOP (this coming Tuesday/Thursday afternoon), art classes will resume every Sunday in JULY.  Children can drop in for one or several of the Sunday afternoon classes.  Find more information here or contact me with any questions - anytime.

Happy Art Making and Happy Summer!

Also...a HAPPY (belated) FATHER'S DAY to all!

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