Art & Science: Light

One of the things I love most about my job is that I create my own curriculum. If I’m inspired by something I have free range to run with it. I do my best to pay attention to what my students enjoy and what is age appropriate and then follow my inspirational...

Printmaking and Cloud Dough

We kicked off the beginning of our sunny summer session with printmaking. Martha Stuart’s, Living inspired me to add potato mashers (found at the flea market for a $1 a piece) to the table along side other fun stamping shapes and relief textures such as foam...

Wind Chimes and Shaving Cream Play

To wrap up our six-week session which focused on taking art outdoors and incorporating the outdoors into our art we made wind chimes. I love the element of wind and thought it was a great challenge to work this into our art. I usually don’t create age specific...

Ice and Watercolor

When I think of summertime art projects I think of water, and on really hot days, ice. This week mother nature blessed us with sunny mornings and sunny afternoons. We took advantage of this glorious weather by doing art outside and experimenting with ice and...

Spots and Dots

This week’s class started with sitting in a circle and reading the book Put Me In the Zoo by Robert Lopshire. The project for the day was centered around printing spots and dots in an array of colors. I played off the book’s main character who can change...