Monday, February 25, 2008

Here's the stool ready for PODS. Most of the class worked on just this piece. Mrs. T. showed them some paintings by Kieth Haring. They easily copied some of his images onto the stool. We have one more stool, a box and some frames to be decorated. I can't wait to see what the children come up with next! I suspect paintings may be musically inspired since this month brought all of our class the opportunity to play wind and string instruments and to see a wonderful program combining art with music.
As you see, February was busy. Aside from Valentine's Day, we celebrated Chinese New Year, making Chinese flags and making origami goldfish. We learned about George Washington and Abe Lincoln, who became the subject of some terrific portraits.

Friday, February 1, 2008

We're so thrilled with how well the children are decorating the wooden pieces and ceramic tea set that PODS will auction off.

Earlier this year, I introduced the class to my little How To Draw An Elephant book. Many of their drawings were still posted on our bulletin board when this project came up. Mrs. T asked several of those children to recreate their drawings on this chair (some are on the back). Then I showed the class some examples of patterns in print and on fabrics. After creating their own on paper, some of those children recreated their patterns as borders on the chair.

It's beautiful to see the care and concentration as each takes his/her turn. Currently they are working on the tea set and a step stool covered with frolicking figures.