This was the first week that children came to the Studio for art groups, and we had an absolute blast! Friends had many questions about the space and materials which made for enthusiastic and busy art groups.
Friends noticed and wondered many things about the Studio…
Mariyah: Who’s making that sound over that wall?
Belen: You got a new carpet? And an easel? Wow!
Yuri: I hear Ms.Holmes. Is she in that white box?
Dafnee: I wish there would be a wall so it’s more quieter.
Kaleb: Is this your house?
Brandon: You have a dee-doo dee-doo in your room for the fire drills.
Elliott: You got a new rug just like our class!
Nydelyn: Your bell sounds like the tooth fairy.
Alden: Hey, that’s my classroom over that wall!
Eli: Why you got two boards now?
Gionni: This is like a tiny paint… stadium!
Kwame: That’s Mister Skinny Legs skin… do you remember him?
Frances: My very first time in this room! There’s rainbows in here and now I’m turning into a rainbow! And seashells! And a magical sink that makes a “bump bump” sound.
Anders: I just stepped on a rainbow! It was on the floor. Now it’s on my pants and my pants are actually my pajama pants.
Julian: I love it in this place.
At the front table, children were introduced to liquid watercolors and used them to fill more pages of their sketchbooks. We discussed mixing on the paper (not in the jars… for now…) and how to safely use and pass the glass jars.
Luca: Glass breaks when you drop it.
Amen: I’m putting the brush in the green. It stays green that way. I’ll put the red on top like an experiment.
Mateo: Don’t break the glass so you don’t get a cut.
Isabella: Pass it gently and keep it away from that edge of the table.
Naomi: Are the jars made out of concrete?
Amal: This is red like red blood on the bandaid.
Trebor: Phew, this painting is hard work!
Jax: Don’t hurt the brush. Don’t bang it or the brush will die.
Elizabeth: This brush is big, but the one in the pink is small.
Isaac: I can’t believe it… I’m painting with blue!
Once children were done painting, they could self select from the other centers in the Studio. This week, friends could use markers at the back table, draw and erase at the easel, or build with shape and color puzzles on the carpet.
Katherine: Let’s do this together because the board is really, really big. It’s an ice cream cone with chocolate chips.
* I have many group photos of children working that couldn’t be posted due to the confusion with media releases this year. Looking forward to getting those lists updated so that more photos can be posted on the blog! 🙂