Friday, July 14, 2006

This has been a fast week. My 21 year old daughter and I have been teaching art camp for 1st through 6th graders at a local art museum. Teaching art to children is both exhausting and exhilarating! We have painted with tempera and acrylic, stamped with tempera paint, cut paper, glued, made an accordion fold flag book, butterfly/dragonfly mobiles, and drawn using chalk pastels, and Portfolio water-soluble oil pastels.

Next week we will go again with new projects: paper beads, altered playing cards for trading or giving to mom, stamping with foam beads, and making a tiny hand made spiral notebook to alter. These are the planned projects. These plans are subject to change!

The flag book stressed me a bit as time was running out on the last day. The youngest students were puzzled at first but quickly "got it." Their books were very sculptural and "suitable for hanging."

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