On a recent sunny day, Stephanie noticed that the sun reflecting off of her sequined shirt created rainbows all over the Studio! Friends were infatuated by these rainbows and asked if we could fill the Studio with rainbows that could be seen on non-sunny days. We took photos and videos of the rainbows that Stephanie was casting throughout the Studio, so that I could share them with children from different art groups to help get them on board with this BIG project! (I wasn’t able to load the video’s here, unfortunately!)
Children began searching for rainbow materials and stringing them on to wire. Once we had enough strands for our rainbow, we had Mr.Jeff help us install them so they could hang over our tables!
The following week, children began making charms to hang from the rainbow. Friends strung and painted wooden beads, wove in fabric and threaded pom-poms. Once finished, children picked the perfect spot on the rainbow for their charms to go!
Kaleb: I’m making more rainbows to make the room feel special.
Marcus: These beads look like donuts.
Declan: How did this happen from the ceiling?
Santi: This rainbow is giant! It’s on the roof!
Isaac: It looks like streamers. I see my favorite color, blue!
Theo: The rainbow is so pretty. It’s a little TOO pretty!
Kaylee: It’s so glittery now!
Alden: I see my blue one. I made my whole rainbow blue.
Julian: The rainbow looks like a bridge going over our heads.
Hailey: It looks good, really good.
Julien: The charms look like little marshmallows. And that’s a diamond shape. And that wooden bead looks like a slinky!
Uhura: Those are decorations! The Studio is decorated!
Asa: It looks like we could have a party in here!
Briana: Are these hanging up for Santi’s birthday?
Daniela: What! Those are rainbows… in the ceiling!
Nora: It looks so different in here now that things are hanging up there.
Anival: Cool. Nice. Things are hanging from the sky.
Amie: I really like those, but I don’t have them at my home. I’m gonna do this for my dad and when my dad comes to the Studio, I can show him what I made.
Jax: Ta-da! A rainbow!
Vanessa: That bead looks like candy. Rainbow candy.
Cesar: Stephanie just wanted rainbows and now they’re hanging from the wall!
Have a great winter break, everyone!