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 2, 2014

How to be an Explorer of the World

excerpts from Keri Smith's book,
How to be an Explorer of the World

We started exploring yesterday by categorizing a rock collection I brought home from my recent camping trip on Lake Superior.  Once the children started to handle the rocks they noticed many similarities and differences, picked out their favorites and began to categorize while drawing and painting.



We created surprise painting compositions by painting with glue and adding sand.  Some of the children embellished their sand paintings with watercolors.


I introduced a collection of tiny items I had found on a walk around the block.  We discussed why it's important to collect with an adult so they can make sure an item is safe before we touch it. 


We collaged on small boxes to create vessels for our own (future) tiny collections.




The children dipped the found objects in black ink, discovering the marks they could make with each.  


There will be TWO more classes offered in this series: June 8 and 15.
Because of summer schedules, you can enroll your child in one or both.
Each class is $40

The first "weekday workshop" is approaching!  
On June 17 and 19 we will go on a walk, 
visit the MIA, have a snack picnic and create art in the classroom.  
Tuesday and Thursday, 2:30 - 5:30
two afternoons, $95

Contact me if you'd like to reserve your child's seat.


What a fantastic time of year.
Happy Exploring!


Also...less than one week away...


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