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Art

Mr. Nobody, Circus Skills & The Invisible Ink

Today the Protons explored the primary color blue! After reading “What Color is Your World?”, the chiclren created an oceanic collage out of a variety of blue materials for our mermaid puppet. The children too part in a sensory filled project involving lots of shaving cream, a spattering of food coloring, and a little bit […]

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Digital, Analog, Comic Books, & Espanol

Today was filled with an unusual amount of silliness and play, making it “one of those days” that brings out the creative in everyone and turns those sometimes morning frowns into smiles in the blink of an eye. We had fun learning about “us”. Taking pillow cases, the kids drew outlines of their bodies. This […]

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Puppets, Play Money & Pastels

Today in Protons Art, the children started their creative thinking process by working with clay, crafting various shapes and configurations which provided for a nice discussion on a variety of imaginative topics. After much giggling, the children gathered around for a discussion on the primary color “Red”. Many of the children shared their insights on […]

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Print Making

This week in Neutron/Electron Art we worked on printmaking.The kids made reliefs using styrofoam plates.The kids used their reliefs to print on paper and some kids tried out printing on fabric. We also made monoprints.We used a subtractive method for monoprinting.A tutorial can be found at firstpalette.com. And our oldest artist worked on making a […]

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Subway Art

This week in Neutron Electron Art we looked at Keith Haring subway drawings.We talked about why Keith Haring chose to make art in the subway and how making art in the subway also shaped the types of images he used.The kids also noticed that he was really trying to tell stories with his images.haringkids.com is a good […]

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Felting For Fun

Today, the children worked with needle felting using cookie cutters to shape felt, or by simply laying the felt in a flat shape and treating it with soapy water.  The results were insightful and beautiful, and incorporated colorful designs in a variety of forms including felted rocks and flat felted designs.  The children laughed and […]

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Skeleton Art

In the spirit of today’s Halloween party the quarks read a few Halloween books, Room on the Broom and The Sleepless Little vampire. After reading and discussing the books/pictures and Halloween, the Quarks then made skeletons from Q-Tips. They were provided a skeleton head and pelvis. Then they were able to glue their own bones […]

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Freedom In Abstract Art

Today in Electrons art we worked again enjoying the freedom of abstract art – just enjoying colors!  Our focus was on shades (color + black) and tints (color + white).  You may want to ask your Electron what a yellow shade looks like.  We created 6 color fields using tape.  This allowed us not to […]

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The Six Elements Of Art

In Neutrons and Electrons art this week we started our study of the 6 elements of art (shape, color, line, value, texture and form) with a discussion about how we would use each element to paint a leaf and how they help us show different aspects of what kind of leaf we mean to represent.  […]

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