Always a crowd pleaser, Kevin Henkes’ “Kitten’s First Full Moon” inspired monochromatic studies in black and white this week.
We introduced found objects as painting tools (cotton swabs, lids of various sizes, tubes, and round pieces of foam) to expand notions (for the tots and their adult partners) of ways to make marks on paper, as well as to reinforce connections to the repeating circle images in the story.
Magnificent modern art!
Beautiful surprises happen when art and science collide — or more specifically, when ice, salt, and little hands with droppers full of liquid watercolors collide. Magical!
Not much has been happening winter weather-wise around the DC area this year, but winter-a-plenty has been happening in our classes. See for yourself. The kids readily grasp the connections between our stories, such as Lois Ehlert’s Snowballs and Jane Simmons’ Little Fern’s First Winter, to their experiences with the art materials. Hopefully, in the weeks to come, they’ll have some real world experiences with snow before we welcome spring.
GREAT NEWS for our Herndon, Reston and Loudoun County friends!!! We have secured the art room at the Herndon Community Center so that we can hold our classes there this summer too! Thank you town of Herndon! We are really enjoying the momentum of our growing classes in this great community (which also happens to be my home). 🙂
The ART IN HAND program is alive and well, but our website is currently out of commission. Please check back soon to see our new and improved site, full of new photos and up-to-date announcements about program offerings and happenings.