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Air Dry Clay

This week I brought in some air dry clay and explained directions something similar to these,https://www.gatheringbeauty.com/blog//2014/06/diy-stamped-clay-bowls.html for clay bowls. Well,I guess the kids took my speaches about different ways to be creative to heart. I don’t think a single kid used my instructions. Ha! They did make some awesome creations though!

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Game Theory Week 1

This week we had our first presenters on Game Theory. “the BOiS™” did a great job explaining co-operative / non-cooperative games and theory. They also touched on the “Nash Equilibrium” and how it relates. There were many good questions in the Q and A portion, and a lively discussion among the whole group during the […]

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Air Dry Clay

This week I brought in some air dry clay and explained directions something similar to these,https://www.gatheringbeauty.com/blog//2014/06/diy-stamped-clay-bowls.html for clay bowls. Well,I guess the kids took my speaches about different ways to be creative to heart. I don’t think a single kid used my instructions. Ha! They did make some awesome creations though!

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Balloons!

This week we continued our conversation about creativity. Creativity can also be a good tool for problem solving. The kids split into four teams. I gave each of them the same supplies…a bag of balloons and a roll of tape and asked them to make the tallest free standing balloon tower that they could construct […]

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Bottle Rockets

  This week the Muons and I talked about what direction we would like to see the class go and how creativity can look different in different people. Then we went outside to make some bottle rockets based on these instructions: Chemistry Rocket (Acid/Base Reaction)  

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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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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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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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