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Studio Workshop

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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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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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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Commercial

The kids have been working on a short commercial. They’ve come up with a concept, script, acted and filmed the commercial. They are still working on post production, editing and coming up with a jingle Once they have completed the commercial they will have a group screening for everyone to enjoy.

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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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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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