So many things have happened throughout the studio this month including, a new shaddow puppet theater! Youngsters of all ages love to tell stories and what a better way than playing with our beautiful shadow puppets and a brilliantly bright overhead projector to reflect colorful light throughout the room. Youngsters are amazed at how images can become larger as they are transferred onto the white curtain.
Birds of a Feather...Did you see a bird today? What did he look like? How did he move? How did he sound like? What shape are his eyes, beak and body? Does he have arms?
Painting at the easel is a main part of our free time in art class. All the lines and dots lead to shapes and soon enough pictures with meaning!! Everyday our fine motor and finger grasps are getting stronger as well as how we hold our brushes!!
Self Portraits- Did someone say Picasso?
This project was a great way for kids to learn shapes and take a stab at placing their facial features in the "correct" spots. Parents and guardians traced the children's portraits with glue after they were drawn. The kiddos then sprinkled salt over the glue. Water color was then added using pipettes. New tools and watercolor techniques/effects are fun for the younger classes to experience.
The salt helped the kids see their primary watercolors slowly mix, and the pipettes gave the kids a new way to practice their pincher grasp.