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Art

Joseph Cornell

The Electrons were inspired by Joseph Cornell.

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Picasso

The kids made art inspired by Picasso. I cut various sized rectangles from different colored papers and handed them out to the kids one at a time. I asked the kids to draw a different facial feature on each piece of paper. When the kids had all the parts of a face,they arranged the parts […]

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Eric Carle

It looks like there has been some Eric Carle inspiration happeneing in the art room!

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Chicago Artist

This week I introduced the kids to a local artist named Damon Locks. We looked at his art work along with art work of some inmates that he volunteers his time to work with. We also listened to some music from a band that Damon is a part of and read aloud the lyrics that […]

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Birch Trees

This week I got to hang out with the Neutrons and the Electrons for art! We made one of my favorite projects. Water colors with masking tape resists. We ripped peices of tape to make birch tree shapes applied to water color paper,then used water colors over the tape and on the paper,and sprinkled salt […]

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Needle Felting

Needle felting has been a very popular art form with some of the kids. We’ve seen roving turned into dragons,bunnies and even emojis.

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Drawstring Bags

The Muons put good use to some plain t-shirts by turning them into printed drawsting bags. They used contact paper to make stencils to print on undecorated t-shirts. The tops of the t-shirts were cut off using a rotary cutter and the kids used the sewing machine to sew them up turning them into a […]

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Sweet Art

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Fun With Colored Glue

This week the Neutrons made art on glass. First the kids and I added food coloring to white school glue(we had to do a LOT of shaking) to make their “paint”. Next I gave each kid a picture frame with the back removed. I placed the frames right side down,inside a baking tin to catch […]

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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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