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.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

spring break weekday workshops

The Boy Who Drew Birds: A Story of John James Audubon, written by Jacqueline Davies and illustrated by Melissa Sweet was inspiration for the children's bird paintings during Thursday's Weekday Workshop.


We made an out-of-the-ordinary stop at the MCAD library (on our way to the MIA) to view an art installation by artist, Julie Renee Benda.   She was there and we were able to meet her and participate in her ongoing installation, Heartstrings.




We hadn't experienced any of this at the MIA before...





While eating lunch back in the classroom, we read the book, Mix It Up by Herve Tullet.  After lunch, we practiced mixing colors in a similar manner.  I think the students could have experimented in this way for at least another hour.  They had so much fun.




During our Friday Weekday Workshop, our art warm up consisted of finishing a partial image with a drawing.  Some of the children also used watercolors.



While preparing to walk to the MIA, the students decided they wanted to have a group photo in front of  their finished work.


We stopped by the MCAD library once again.  The children created another heartstring or used soft pastels on black paper to draw their own.


We have a large book of the MIA's collection of paintings in the classroom.  We spent a little bit of time looking for some of these paintings in the museum.


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When we returned the classroom, the children painted on canvas, referencing an artist who inspired them from this particular visit.



To read more about Create Everyday Art Classes for Children, visit this link.
To see a list of classes offered in April, click here.

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