Monday, 29 September 2014

plant measuring stick

There was no art class this week as it is school holidays but here is a project we did a few weeks ago in conjunction with our sunflower seedlings 

turn this... 

into this...

with these plant measuring stick instructions...

Friday, 26 September 2014

No class today

There will be no Art Class today or next Friday as it is school holidays. Have fun until then!

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

three good books

I have been in a good book drought for months and then suddenly found three great ones in a row. My boyfriend passed Black Swan Green  by David Mitchell and Cannery Row  by Steinbeck on to me. I love Steinbeck but had never read this one it is brilliant of course. I am reading and loving  Questions of Travel by Michelle de Kretser which I need to finish for my book group next week. I won't review them as I will not do them justice but if you like complex human stories about every day people all three are terrific.

Monday, 22 September 2014

shadow puppets

turn this...

into this...

with these shadow puppet instructions...

Friday, 19 September 2014

todays class and holiday information

Today will be our last Art Class for the term with the next two weeks being school holidays there will be no classes on.
We will be exploring shadow puppets and my niece and nephews will be coming along to help which will be terrific. Maybe if we concentrate they might come out something like these beautiful works by German animator extroidinaire Lottie Reiniger.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Ai Weiwei

And speaking of sunflower seeds a friend of mine has shown me this amazing work by Ai Weiwei composed of 100 million hand carved and painted porcelain sunflower seeds. It was exhibited at the Tate Modern in 20010/2011. Can you imagine what that would have been like? Here is a documentary about him if you are interested I just finished watching it and it was really good.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Friday, 12 September 2014


Today in our Art Class we will be doing some gardening and some measuring so come along if you feel like doing some exploration.
image from here

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Walter Martin

A long time ago in another time and place a friend of mine called Walter Martin was in a great rock and roll band. He now also makes wonderful music for everybody, including children, to enjoy and in our house we are doing just that. I am waiting for four copies to arrive in the mail and will be handing them out so everyone near by can have a little bit of this sunshine in their life. You can have a free listen here.

Monday, 8 September 2014

jet propelled shooting star

turn this...

into this...

with these jet propelled shooting star instructions...

Friday, 5 September 2014

clear skies ahead

It is looking like there will be lovely weather ahead for the weekend, hooray for that.

Monday, 1 September 2014

cherry blossom

 turn this...

into this...

with these paper cherry blossom instructions...