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Studio Workshop

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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Dots, Pumpkins, Por Favor, & Gracias

Art class this week was a spooky treat. The Protons made tissue ghosts while listening to music and reading Halloween themed stories. Further exploration of the previous colors red and yellow were hand mixed by the protons in ziploc bags to make orange. Protons narrated their bag paintings: Jillian made a ‘tornado’ and Ashanti drew […]

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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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Occupy Co-op!

Today’s Studio Workshop session was designed to explore the First Amendment rights to free speech we are fortunate enough to enjoy in the United States.  The session opened up with a general introduction to what the Bill of Rights is, what our constitutional rights are, and what it means to speak freely and at what […]

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The Case of the Obliterated Petunias

Today was our first experiment with a Mock Court scenario. The children were each assigned a role in a mock trial, complete with judge, prosecutor, defense lawyer, police officers, news reporters, jurors, a deputy sheriff, and various witnesses.  Once the roles were assigned, the children were left to sort out the evidence for a few […]

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