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Studio Workshop

Lily

For our first class the Neutrons and I read Liliy’s Purple Plastic Purse. I was inspired by some of Lily’s drawings and asked the kids to make self portraits describing themselves through pictures and words. Next we worked on turning large manilla envelopes into our own bags (or purses) to fill with our artwork. We […]

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Shoe Making

The Electrons and Muons have started a new community service project. The kids chose to work with a group called Sole Hope to provide shoes for children in Uganda. From Sole Hope: “Sole Hope helps create jobs to shoemakers and tailors, while providing shoes to help prevent jiggers. Your pants (and parties) can help.”   […]

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Paint,paint,paint. The Quarks Love Paint!

Today the Quarks continued work on their art books constructed from large manila envelopes. They worked on a new page/envelope to hold the prints they made a few weeks ago. The kids used various objects including t.p. tubes,corks,fake leaves,sponges,and tin foil to “stamp”paint onto their page. I also showed the kids a fun technique to […]

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Sound Effects

The Muons recorded two additional scenes for their marionette show, incorporating sound effects, character dialogue, and live guitar! The kids discussed the storyline, and the goals of each character and recorded several takes on a digital multitrack recorder until they perfected the recording. They also did a few dry rehearsals of the production from beginning […]

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Irish Soda Bread

The Electrons have been cooking again! This beauty came home with us today!

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Self Portraits and Dough Sculptures

This week the Quarks made mixed media self portraits. A few weeks ago the kids posed for pictures with whatever expression they wanted. Some smiled,some chose silly faces. Last week they painted canvas board that would serve as the backround for their portraits. This week I brought in prints of their pictures which they glued […]

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Thank Yous!

The Electrons and Muons continued work on their thank you cards. We talked about who would make good canidates to recieve thank yous and then the kids set to work turning their monoprints from last week into cards. Librarians,firefighters,police officers,moms,friends,and music teachers will be some of the recipients.

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Electron/Muon Studio

This week the kids used plastic bags,acrylic paint,and card stock to make monoprints that will be turned into thank you cards for various members of our communities. We first cut plastic bags into squares and taped them to our work surfaces.Next we applied acrylic paint to the bags with foam brushes or large paint brushes.We […]

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Winter Trees

The Quarks continued work on their art books. They finished up a birch tree water color from the week before. They also created an envelope/book page for their paintings. The kids used water color pencils and ball point pens to decorate their envelope. Since we will be making mixed media self portraits,I brought in a […]

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Quark Studio

This session the Quarks will be making art books out of large manilla envelopes. We will decorate envelopes and create art work to put inside. We will punch holes in the envelopes and bind our “pages” together with binder rings. This week the kids decorated their first page using mixed media techniques and incorporating their […]

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