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General

Park Days!

Park Days are in full swing! All are welcome! Sign up on the mailing list (remove yourself at any time) if you would like to receive weekly announcements letting you know where we will be meeting each Thursday. Hope to see you there!

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Self Portraits

The Muons made self portraits. We talked about how layering in art work can add interest. The first layer was made by applying tissue paper to the canvas and then spraying it with water. When the tissue dried it was peeled off leaving color and pattern behind. The next layer was text and the final […]

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Fun in the Art Room

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Joseph Cornell

The Electrons were inspired by Joseph Cornell.

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Gumdrop Structures

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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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Toddler Time For Teens

This week was a Muon dream come true. The kids got to go back to toddlerhood with snack/story time. We brought the mats down from the gym,gathered blankets and pillows to make a little “nest” on the floor of the art room. The kids circled up to eat snacks,tell stories,play the telephone game and even […]

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