Monday, October 28, 2013

Art Elements

Art Elements, a class at Family Learning Program for artists ages 4-7, is underway with explorations of line, color, shape, and texture through super fun collaborative poster design, weaving, printmaking, collage, painting, and color wheel projects!

Pictured here are color wheel and Kandinsky-inspired painting activities:

The students persevered to meet my challenge and impressed me with their understanding of color juxtaposition!

I can't wait to see what they'll create next.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Stories and Art Around the World

Stories and Art Around the World is a new class at Family Learning Program for 5-8 year old artists. Shown here are our own hand-made books, a large Story Map that we are fabricating together, and a handful of our many stick puppets.

Some of the Big Ideas that drive our lessons are:
1. Stories and Art connect us to people and places all around the world.
2. Words and pictures can tell a story together.
3. A story needs all different kinds of characters.
4. Something always changes in a story.

Our class has launched an exciting collaborative project, combining the ancient art of storytelling with high-tech multi-media. We started by capturing the spontaneous essence of spoken word using a sound recording device.