Thursday, April 18, 2013

Egg carton art projects show imagination

The library has a book about making projects using egg cartons which I used as the basis for this class. I brought lots of paper egg cartons, a couple of boxes of other recyclable materials, glue and let the group go on their own to create things. A few gave a glance to the book being much more interested in what was on the table and in their imaginations. Some made one project and some made a few. All of them generated smiles. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, April 11, 2013

fun with cats and dogs

we were give a lot of small wood pieces by some of my painting friends. One of the assembled bits was a cat made of wood hearts so I thought " what a fun class for the group." we glued the pieces together and colored them, added details like tails and had a great time. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, April 4, 2013

birch trees painting is amazing

I thought this would be more of a challenge than it turned out to be. We painted these on canvas with acrylics although most of the kids have never seen a birch tree. First we tore painters tape into strips and put them onto the camas over a single line. I had said we didn't need to do the reflections but several of the kids or adults took those on too. Best part was the ooohs and aaaahs when they peeled off the tape. Posted by Picasa