Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Finger Knitting Extravaganza!

I enjoyed a wonderful afternoon at Webberville Library today teaching kids (and one adult) how to finger knit--knitting without needles!  We also had present two young accomplished finger knitters who both made scarves during the after school session.  Many thanks to Peg and the friendly staff at the Library--it was a blast!  https://www.cadl.org/about/hours-and-locations/webberville

She never knitted before and she created a beautiful scarf in our class!

Gorgeous color and texture!


FUN with colorful yarn!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Recycled Playing Cards

What a nifty way to make your own little art journal! Little Art Book  Thank you Brian Miller for the fabulous inspiration today!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Monday, March 9, 2015

The End of an Era

I am no longer teaching "Creative Tots" classes at Reach Studio Art Center (Reo Town, Lansing).  I have enjoyed, immensely, my four years with the kids and their adults (parents, aunts, grandparents, uncles, etc).  What a fabulous, exciting, reaffirming, bubbly, incredible experience working with artists who range from 1 1/2 - 5 years old!  Just want to share a few happy moments...
Tracing around ourselves to make self portraits!

Inara and her self portrait drawing!



She is most happy with her animal collage!

Carston and his sunshine jar!

Creating a jar of sunshine along with Mom


Intent and serious  :)

Sometimes artists get silly!


Nothin' better than goopy glue on a Saturday morning!

Air dry clay presents endless possibilities!

Mom is an admirer of painting!
There is always glitter in ART!

Glue and sand are FUN art materials!




Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

I Would LOVE to see This Exhibit!

The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh is hosting an exhibition of Corita Kent's art work, http://www.warhol.org/CoritaKent/.  She (1918-1986) was an influential teacher and artist for me.
Someday is Now is the first major museum show to survey her entire career, including early abstractions and text pieces as well as the more lyrical works made in the 1970s and 1980s. The exhibition also includes rarely shown photographs Corita used for teaching and documentary purposes.