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Art

Aloe

This week I brought aloe in for the kids. We talked about some of it’s benefits,whether or not it is edible and then some kids cut into a few leaves. They were suprised by how gooey the aloe was inside. We repotted a plant that had lots of “babies” into smaller plastic pots that the […]

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Blackout Poetry

Last Thursday I introduced blackout poetry to the kids. Blackout poetry is a different way to create poetry. To create the poems you use an already existing text from a book or newspaper and use a black marker to remove words until a poem is formed. The text I used was different pages from James […]

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Guest Lead

This week in art the Muons had a “guest lead”. One of the Muons took on the challenge of leading her peers. Nora presented a painting/drawing project. She instructed the other kids to make random water color strokes on paper letting the paint dry ( or using the fan) between colors. Once the paint was […]

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Print Making

This week in Art ,the Muons did some print making.I explained to them how linoleum printing is done,showed them the type of linoleum used in printmaking and introduced a simpler more affordable way of making prints. We used styrofoam plates to replace the linoleum. Tools for carving do not need to be sharp ,styrofoam is […]

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DaVinci

We studied Leonardo Da Vinci. First, we studied one of the best-known paintings in the world. We searched the art room to see if their was a copy….We studied the Mona Lisa! We learned that this painting took Da Vinci three years to paint. When Da Vinci was originally approached, Mona Lisa’s husband, Francesco, didn’t […]

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Fiber

For the past couple weeks we have been a busy group: Fiber has been the theme…. Using Alpaca Fiber the group has made apple decorations by winding yarn around a cardboard apple base. Also – using yarn and glue they made very abstract yarn paintings. Last week – using Alpaca roving – the group wet […]

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Ringgold

For our third week, we studied Faith Ringgold. Faith Ringgold created beautiful, colorful story quilts. From the age of two, Faith Ronggold was often bedridden due to asthma. During the time that she missed from school, her mother kept her busy by sewing, reading, writing, drawing, and coloring in her books. Her mother also told […]

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Klee

For our second week of Neutron Art, we studied Paul Klee. We learned that Paul Klee was gifted and had two choose between two loves: music and art. He came from a musical family, but also loved art. Klee used arrows and birds to show movement within his paintings to move the eyes of the […]

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Purple Baby

The group used their fingers and brushes to paint leaves on printed blanks of tree trunks and plant stems – we ended with play dough and a story read by Aline to practice colors. I must mention Gabrielle got in the mix too – painting herself purple….

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Pointalism

Today we studied Georges Seurat and the style that he created, pointalism. We examined a photograph of Seurat and learned a little about his life. He was a shy man, who was described by friends as an organizer. Sunday Afternoon on the Island of Grand Jatte was painted over two years and Seurat made over […]

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