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:

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The letter she wrote to her future self:

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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