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I recently helped facilitate a 24 piece art collection for my son’s school. It took 5 of my Mon/Tuesdays to complete and I’m excited to say it came together fabulously! Better than I had imagined. The pieces were made to auction off in hopes of raising funds for a garden teacher position.

Last Saturday all but 3 pieces were sold (which may have sold by now), so it was a success.

Now I’m 5 weeks behind with my Averyboo summer planning so I better get back to work… here’s just a peak until I’m able to get the final art show photos:

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Kindergarten Drip Paintings

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5th Grade Radial Symmetry Flowers

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4th Grade Cooperative Painting

 

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April 28, 2015 at 5:13 pm Leave a comment

Food, A creative Outlet: Valentine’s Day

I made this yummy Valentine Breakfast for my family yesterday. Both my husband and I had to work, so breakfast was the only opportunity I had to do my stuff.

It was pretty easy… Use a large cookie cutter to make the heart-shaped bread, cook it up in your preferred french-toasty-way, layer with Nutella, whipped cream cheese, fresh strawberries (mix with a little sugar to make them juicy), drizzle the whole thing with agave nectar (or syrup), and top with whipping cream and a shake of cinnamon.

And remember to spray whip cream in your kids’ mouth too, just for fun 🙂

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February 16, 2015 at 12:16 am Leave a comment

NYE – Party Hat Making

Happy New Year Everyone!!!

My son had a fun idea last night to make our own Party Hats. At first he wanted to make it a contest, but I convinced him to just have fun & be creative (he often has big ideas, but lacks knowledge to execute the way he wants).

So we gathered left over Christmas paper & gift bags, construction paper, tape, glue, etc and threw it all on the coffee table.

This was pretty fun & would recommend for adult NYE parties too. You’ll be amazed at what your friends can come up with 🙂

OH! And Avery also constructed his own Ball Drop contraption… not too shabby for an almost 9 year old & it worked….

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Re-purposed gift bag, tissue paper, ribbon & pom poms

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Monster Hat – construction paper, string, mylar

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“Surprise Hat” – construction paper & string

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“Ball Drop” using wood, condiment cups, ballon string, a cane, and one of those boppy balloons. Pebbles helped to move the balloon up & down 🙂

 

January 1, 2015 at 6:40 pm Leave a comment

Ringing In 2015 with the Kiddos

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Here are some great ideas for ringing in the new year with the family….
Wishing you all 365 more wonderful, creative days! Happy New Year!

PBS.org  – Activities to do with kids on NYE
http://www.pbs.org/parents/holidays/new-years-eve-family-style/

• New Year’s Resolution & Year In Review Printables
http://www.thirtyhandmadedays.com/2014/12/printable-new-years-resolutions-kids-2015/

• Random Acts of Kindness for Kids
http://www.pinterest.com/megan_sheakoski/acts-of-kindness-for-kids-and-you/

December 30, 2014 at 4:12 am Leave a comment

Saturday ART:Lab – Autumn Leaves

Our new Saturday ART:Lab workshops have been going really well!
They are single class visits with projects ranging from drawing & painting to sculpture & crafts. We even have a 4-visit pass available!

I, as an artist love dabbling in many types of mediums, so this class has been really fun for me teach. Here are some pix from our last class “Autumn Leaf Detail” where the kids drew from observation, then learned to ink their drawings with quill pens & ink. Watercolors gave these images a delicate final touch!

Check out our schedule for next month… we will have special 1/2-day sessions for Winter Break as well.
ART:Lab Schedule & Information > 

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November 15, 2014 at 8:38 pm Leave a comment

Re-Post: Thanksgiving Indian Corn Sculpture

Hi All, I’m re-posting a project I did with the kids in 2011 for Thanksgiving… wow! Time flies!! We’re doing it again this year with our Little Picasso students and thought some of you might be interested. Enjoy!

Go> Thanksgiving Indian Corn

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November 14, 2014 at 8:17 pm Leave a comment

Student-Only Party Photos

Our students are the best!
Thanks to all the families who came out to our student-only party on September 5th. We love watching our students grow as artists and individuals!!

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A “Thank You” party for our students!

September 16, 2014 at 2:06 pm Leave a comment

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