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!
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!
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!
Kavalli: Whewwwwww, the ball rolls.
Cathy: I balanced it!
Isabella: Wood feels cold, smooth and hard.
The following week, friends were excited to see that their sculptures were dry! Children used liquid watercolors to paint their wooden sculptures.
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!
Isabella: Victor, yours balanced!
Siah: I’m painting it gentle so it wont break.
Jariel: The paint dried. It dried fast.
Kai: Look at me. I did this.
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.
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.
Siah: A star! A sprinkle star! So pretty.
Jariel: Mamma mia, stop sticking to me, you feather.