Open-ended Art: Clay Play

I feel like every time I write a blog post about clay I talk about how it’s an incredibly magical medium…because it is! Out of all the different projects I’ve done, materials I present, prompts I give, tools I offer, nothing captures my...

Open-Ended Art: Fake Snow

I live in Santa Cruz, CA where we do not get snow. In fact it’s been an incredibly warm and sunny winter so it’s hard to imagine snow. Never-the-less I love celebrating the seasons and bringing our awareness towards nature and it’s cycles through art...

The Five Senses: Hearing

The focus for our fifth and final sense in our Five Senses session was “hearing”. I love bridging sensory, science and art so we opened up the class by making string telephones decorated with handmade stickers. Each student was given a strip of mailing...

The Five Senses: Sight

To celebrate our sense of sight and the fact we can see an amazingly rich and diverse color spectrum I planned a day devoted to the rainbow. Humans are gifted with the ability to see a wide spectrum of color unlike other animals, for example dogs, who have only two...

The Five Senses: Smell

Students are LOVING The Five Senses theme! Our third week’s focus was “smell” and we kicked off the class with lavender scented purple sparkle playdough. MaryAnn Kohl’s Play Clay recipe is hands down my favorite homemade playdough. Below is a...