Enrichment

Getting It Done

Getting It Done

Mid-way through the third week-ish of school, so nine days in, we are settling in and already having meaningful experiences. Thanks to first day roll-outs of iPads, we were able to get right to work (thank you Mr. Quinn and tech crew). I have been introducing the tech components of our routines through authentic processes […]

Once Upon A Time Eleven – The Courtyard Project

Once Upon A Time Eleven – The Courtyard Project

This is a post about the courtyard project undertaken at Miscoe Hill School in the spring and summer of 2007. This is the eleventh in a series of Legacy Posts about projects that happened early on in my art classroom. Recently I was able to tap into some archived photos that I thought had long ago disappeared. I’ve […]

More Art, Please…

More Art, Please…

Don’t let the art making stop just because the school day is over! I’m offering two extra-curricular art programs this fall as follows: Clay class on Tuesdays – Flat Clay! What Did You Say? Is offered through the Miscoe Hill Enrichment program. Registration forms are due Friday, September 18. You can download the brochure here: Enrichment […]

You Thought You Missed The Art Show?

You Thought You Missed The Art Show?

We are all busy with lots of springtime activities to keep us busy (yay spring!). You may not have been able to make the Miscoe Hill Art show in person, but this post documents examples of all of the grade five and six art within the show. Sit back and have a look: I love […]

Spring Enrichment Art Offerings

Spring Enrichment Art Offerings

 It is not too late to sign up for the following Enrichment classes: Art Club: Clay, Paint, Collage, Chalk, Outdoor Art Wednesdays After School 2:45 – 3:45 Clay Wind Chimes, Sundials, & Spring, Spring, Spring! Wind Chimes, Sundials, Bird Feeders, Mobiles Tuesdays After School 2:45 – 3:45

Enrichment Offerings – Session Two

Enrichment Offerings – Session Two

Registration is open for Session Two of the Enrichment Program. Classes start the week of December 1 and meet for 7 weeks. This is a great chance to exercise creativity on a cold afternoon! These are my offerings: Tuesdays from 2:45 – 3:45: Bowl Me Over With Clay Ice cream bowls, cereal bowls, berry bowls, […]

Awesome Autumn Enrichment Offerings In Art!

Awesome Autumn Enrichment Offerings In Art!

It is not too late to sign up for Enrichment classes at Miscoe Hill. I’m pretty excited to be offering two classes: Flat Clay! What Did You Say? will run on Tuesdays. Could you use an extra hand or do you just like to work with clay? If so, this clay class is for you. […]

They’re Fired!

They’re Fired!

All of the Clay Every Day clay work has been fired! Please plan to pick up your clay work on Thursday 8/21 or Friday 8/22 between 8:00 and 4:00. Here are some shots of the beautiful work:

What If We Had School Today?

What If We Had School Today?

If we had school today, it would have been the last day of classes for Term 2. Since we have been passing back work since last week, everyone should have their art work by now, except the work we put aside for the art show, which is on April 9. I’m so glad we did […]

New After-School Enrichment Offerings

New After-School Enrichment Offerings

I’m happy to roll out the Enrichment classes I’ll be offering after school for session 2. The first is Cool Coil Clay, which be held on Tuesdays: Cool Coil Clay – Cool coil clay artists will use clay noodles or snakes to create many functional items such as mugs, bowls, and sculpture. Learn this creative […]

Art Clubs Thriving in Mendon-Upton!

Art Clubs Thriving in Mendon-Upton!

As I was cleaning up after 5/6 Art Club today and my group was walking down the hallway mingling with 7/8 Art Club as they left Mr. Hansen’s room, it struck me that the Art Clubs had just begun as usual at both Memorial and Clough schools as their day starts and ends later than […]

How-To Video for Loop Bracelet on a Home-Made Loom

How-To Video for Loop Bracelet on a Home-Made Loom

Mikki and Rory made this time-lapse video today to show how easy it is to make a fishtail loop bracelet on a home-made loom:

Loop Bracelets

Loop Bracelets

We made loop bracelets in Art Club today! But we made the looms first. Last week when Art Club met for the first time this year, the most requested activity was loop bracelets. As you know, Rainbow Looms are $16 each, and as you can imagine, that’s just not in the budget for this Enrichment […]

Art After School – Join Enrichment NOW!

Art After School – Join Enrichment NOW!

Join me after school for two great Enrichment classes this Fall! Art Club: Calling all art lovers! This club is open to all students who love art. Most activities will evolve based on the interests of club members. Possibilities include rainbow loom bracelets, clay, murals, origami, Manga, mosaics, outdoor art, marbling, and large art projects […]

Clay Every Day Summer Workshop

Clay Every Day Summer Workshop

I don’t know where the time has gone, but tomorrow is our last day of Clay Every Day already. It has been an incredible week of art making and friendship forming. We’ve been meeting every morning from 9 -12. Monday was ferociously hot and humid (at one point 90 degrees). My three small fans did […]

Clay Summer Workshop is FULL

My Clay Every Day summer workshop is now full and registrations are no longer being accepted. I have started a waiting list, in the rare event that a spot opens up. Please contact me you would like your child placed on the list. If your child would like a summer art experience, please consider the […]

A House Made Out Of Sticks

A House Made Out Of Sticks

When I was a child I was lucky enough to have a big family with seven siblings. Three of my brothers are a year apart in age, with the oldest of the three just one year younger than I am. Because of that, I “hung out” with them more than I did my sisters, who […]

Art After School…YAY!

Art After School…YAY!

Join me for two great Enrichment classes this Spring! Art Club: Calling all art lovers! This club is open to all students who love art. Most activities will evolve based on the interests of club members. Possibilities include clay, murals, origami, Manga, mosaics, outdoor art, marbling, and large art projects that will be enjoyed by […]

Welcome to Art Class…During the School Day and After School!

I’m so glad I have been at school the past two days to welcome my new students to their first day of art class. I am feeling so much art enthusiasm from these kids! I have modified my usual first day activities to conserve my voice and breath due to my present asthma issue. All […]

Snowflakes For Sandy Hook

Snowflakes For Sandy Hook

When school resumes for Sandy Hook, it will be in a new building. Parent-volunteers are working to ensure that the students are welcomed back by a winter wonderland with the entire school decorated with as many unique snowflakes as possible. We encourage senders to be as creative as possible, remembering that no two snowflakes are alike. […]