Monthly Archives: January 2013

Self Portraits

Drawing self portraits was an incredible experience. You could almost see light bulbs turning on. The room was bright with energy and creativity. It was great to observe students who are usually drawn to sensory play push themselves with control and focus and follow a detailed lesson filled with instruction. While most children achieved success…

Rainbow Mobiles with Recycled Materials

I love making art out of household items that normally would be thrown in the trash. I believe it’s important for students to bring items from home and see how they can be turned into art because the magic changes from abstract concept to reality. This week’s Rainbow Mobiles were a great example of how…

Painting the Playhouse

Almost a year ago I purchased a Discovery Kids Cardboard Color Me  House from our local Walgreen’s thinking it would be a great project for a rainy. At the time I hadn’t imagined hanging on to it for so long, but the spring and summer lent themselves to outdoor activities and the playhouse didn’t quite fit…

Magna-Tiles

Magna-Tiles are a fabulous new educational asset to our toy shelf at home. Since they arrived as a holiday gift from my parents to my 2.5 year old son I have been anticipating using them in the studio. Fortunately we have the classroom size set (100 pieces) which is enough for several children to play…