Friday, June 19, 2015

Thanks to the Fort Hunt Community

The posts that follow will highlight some of the great collage work from my author visit to Fort Hunt Elementary.  I also want to thank the Fort Hunt community for purchasing books as part of the "Buy One, Give One" program to support sending home books with families in the Care and Share Program.  We sent home 24 books along with the 24 Carry Out Art Kits pictured below.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Collette Visits Fort Hunt Kindergarten

Collette finished her school visit on Thursday with the kindergarten.  Here are some of the new settings and characters we met.
A mermaid in the water

Another undersea scene, with a sea horse 

The beginning of a jungle scene...

The same jungle at the end of the session

Collette meets new characters in a garden

A rocket blasting into space
and a space monster

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Collette Visits Fort Hunt 1st Grade

Collette meets a stick man 
She visits a castle

On a desk in the library

Collette visits a movie theater.

out in the rain

Princess Collette at Disneyland - it then becomes confetti land.

Collette in a house

Collette visits Fort Hunt 3rd Grade

Adventures continued at Fort Hunt with Collette's visit to 3rd grade classes.

Lacking enough brown scraps, this group came up with an inventive use of a rolled paper towel for their forest scene.

An underwater scene.

Soccer - Collette is the goalie!

Friday, June 12, 2015

Celebration of Intention - A Post from Robin

Our sharing time at the end of classes is a key feature of studio work at Art at the Center.  With students working on a variety of projects, it brings us back together to wind-up and reflect on process. This post by Robin offers more details and reflection on of the Celebration of Intention in her sewing classes.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Collette Visits Fort Hunt Second Grade

I had a great morning yesterday with Fort Hunt Elementary second graders.  They worked in small groups to create a setting and characters with collage.  Collette had some great adventures and I loved all the story telling I heard as the groups planned a setting for their work.   A few examples are below along with captions that tell a bit about the setting and story.
I unfortunately don't remember all the details but invite any comments from artists who want to add more of their stories...
Collette at the beach with her dream house.
Collette is in a rocket ship in space.
A school with an office building next to it.
In a house

What I remember best about this one is the dragon and the characters that begin the story.
Interesting use of pieces to make a table and flowers.
Here Collette is in an enchanted forest next to an enchanted tree.  She is the fairy godmother bringing a new ice cream to the baby (on the right) because the baby dropped hers.
An adventure in the rain.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Reflections from Robin (Continued...)

Here is the promised Part 2 of Robin's reflections on her process as a teacher during her time teaching with Art at the Center.  This post is also a great opportunity to see some of the in-process student work from her sewing classes.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Sharing Reflections from Robin

I share here some reflections from Robin, about her evolution as a teacher in her time with Art at the Center.  I am thankful for how much I have learned by sharing this journey with Robin.  I look forward to hearing the second part of her story too.