“This… is art!”

The Rose and Lavender groups have been hard at work in the Studio on wooden sculptures. Friends spent a week exploring wooden shapes and trying to figure out which pieces worked together and which didn’t.  Children noticed that round shapes had a hard time balancing on flat shapes, but if both sides were flat, they could easily stick together.  Next, friends used wet glue to adhere their pieces to create one or more sculptures!

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Eli: I can mix the glue.  I can spread the glue.

Jax: Wow, so cool.  See, it can stand up!

Konone: I don’t know what I made!

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Christian: The ring and the ball look like a planet from outer space!

Bennett: I’m going to make a little kid.  It’s my sister.  No, no, I made a dinosaur with a spike on the back!

Naomi: This piece looks like a bracelet!

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Kavalli: Whewwwwww, the ball rolls.

Cathy: I balanced it!

Isabella: Wood feels cold, smooth and hard.

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The following week, friends were excited to see that their sculptures were dry!  Children used liquid watercolors to paint their wooden sculptures.

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Cathy: My sculpture looks like Mars.

Darby: This… is art!

Christian: My 3 headed monster!  I missed him!  I’m an artist because if someone is an artist, they just paint their sculptures.  Yep, I’m correct.  I’m an artist because I have to make him detailed.  It’s so crazy, the paint is drying so fast!

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Isabella: Victor, yours balanced!

Siah: I’m painting it gentle so it wont break.

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Jariel: The paint dried.  It dried fast.

Kai: Look at me.  I did this.

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This week, friends worked on adding collage materials to our sculptures.  Children collected feathers, buttons, googly eyes and other found materials from the Studio to add to their sculptures.

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Kavalli: It’s an experiment.  An eyeball fox man.

Naomi: Cathy, look! This material is shiny.  It can be the chocolate in the cookie.

Phoenix: The glue is rainbow.

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Siah: A star! A sprinkle star! So pretty.

Jariel: Mamma mia, stop sticking to me, you feather.

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“The hot glue dried so it’s cold glue again.”

Tuesday groups are in the final phase of their paper mache masks/hats!  Friends were excited to finish these up, especially because it involved lots of fun collage materials, Beautiful Junk, glitter and… the introduction of a hot glue gun (which requires adult supervision!)  Here are some photos from today’s fun!

Jasper: You need adult supervision with the hot glue.  You plug it in the wall and it gets hot and makes heavy things stick.

Owen: Hot glue is very dangerous, you have to be careful.  The hot glue dried so it’s cold glue again.

Noah: Let’s blow on the hot glue so it gets cold.

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This morning, we found a new (and very exciting) material in the Beautiful Junk containers.  This deco flex tubing transformed throughout the day from water slides for googly eyes, to shiny slimy worms.  Thanks Jenn Lauchlan for sharing these with us… I’ve already placed an order for more of this fun material!

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Chris: Sprinkles are so sprinkly.

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Jasmine: An alien with lots of antennas.

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AJ: Mine has a visor.  It keeps things in outer space from getting in your eyes.