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Studio Workshop

Focus and Exposure

This week we talked about how important a foundation is when learning anything. Most of the kids worked on practicing with focus and exposure. A few kids continued working on family portraits for our bulletin board.

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Pay Day

We had a lot of fun with our “Life Happens” game today! We learned the basics of tracking our spending and got some practice. Everyone had their first pay day and paid their rent. Some of us had to pay for medical emergencies, someone had a baby, someone had a mid-life crisis that ended up […]

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Native American’s Day

For our first art project of the new session, we talked about Native Americans’ Day which was celebrated Friday, Sept 27 in some parts of the country. We discussed that all tribes are unique with unique cultures, beliefs, and histories. Some tribes (along the northwestern United States, Canada, and Alaska) used Totem Poles to remember […]

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Portraits

On our first day of Electrons Art, we started an investigation of portraits. We looked into the creative artist Hanoch Piven, a collage artist that creates portraits made of household objects. We created portraits and other artistic creations that were inspired by his work. We used any object that was in the art room to […]

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Photography

Today we looked at two bodies of work by photographer Whitney Bradshaw. http://whitneybradshaw.com/ We also talked about how we would like to proceed with this photography class. Lastly the kids split themselves up into groups to complete the task of taking family pictures for our bulletin board.

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Life Happens

We had a fun first day in Studio Workshop getting our players ready for the “Life Happens” game. We went over game rules, the game board and objective. They learned some basic budgeting tips such as don’t record any money in your personal ledger until you’ve received it. This spun off into don’t spend money […]

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Journals

We just planned an easy class this week to get back into the co-op routine. We spent some time making journal pages about things we did over the break. We added plastic sleeves to our journals so that we could put in the new pages. The children enjoyed looking over their journals. For the second […]

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Co-op Cup!

The Muons finished selecting games and finalizing the point structure for the “Co-op Cup”. It’s going to be epic!

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Mega Poster

This week we started coloring a mega poster together, kids were drawing peacefully while listening to the following stories: “I was So Mad” by Mercer Meyer, “Angela’s Airplane”, “50 Below Zero”, “A Promise is a promise” all by Robert Munsch. “Pete the cat and the bad banana” by James Dean and “Noisy Nora” by Rosemary […]

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Stick Catapults!

Well…we gave popsicle stick catapults a try. My vision for this class was to give the kids a bunch of rubberbands and popsicle sticks and tell them we would make catapults and see which design shot a pompon the farthest. The kids would break up into teams, discuss designs and work together to make a […]

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