BIAA Animation Class 1 of 4

Today we started a new session of art classes at the Butler. They are working on stop-motion animation, something the girls really enjoy playing around with. They spent today planning their animation and learning the iPad software that they’ll be using for their projects.

Art Class 4 of 4

Today was the final class of our Clay Memory Box series. The kids finished painting their creations and wrote letters to their future selves to put inside.

S12’s finished Pokeball:


The letter she wrote to her future self:



She also made a second clay creation, in case the first one gives you a headache.



O11’s project is a narwhal. With a top hat. The hat is where the “box” opens up, and the narwhal body has a cavity for storing treasures. She has to finish painting the underside, but needed to let the top dry first. She’ll finish it up next week.


In the afternoon, we worked on Valentine boxes for our homeschool group’s party next week.

BIAA Painting With Clay Class 2 of 4

Today we attended the second of four classes in this series at the Butler called “Painting With Clay”. Last week, the kids sketched designs in a large coloring-book style and then traced them onto cardboard pieces. This week, they have started “painting” them in with non-hardening modeling clay.

I was finally allowed to see O8’s drawing, which is of a rabbit and some carrots next to a pond.



Painting with clay

After class, we had lunch at the park with some friends, then headed over to Spanish class at 2 Bisous.

BIAA Painting With Clay Class 1 of 4

Today we attended our first art class for the fall season at the Butler. This series is called “Painting With Clay”. The students will draw a design, trace it onto a base board, and then use modeling clay (sculpey) to “paint” the design. Because they will be using clay, Mrs. George encouraged them to draw large, coloring-book-style pictures that could be easily filled with the bulky medium.


Both girls drew rabbits in their designs.  O8 said I was not allowed to see hers yet, but S10 was eager to show hers off.

Art class-painting with clay

Afterwards, we went to our first Spanish class at 2 Bisous, a new language studio that just opened a town over. The kids learned about Day of the Dead and the parts of the face in Spanish.

Spanish class