03 February 2014

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02 September 2011

Bookmaking Week!

This was a very exciting week at The Painted Cloud! The kids learned all about the different types of books you can make and how they don’t necessarily have to consist of fastened pages. After discovering some new ways to construct a book they all made some AWESOME tunnel books, scrolls, accordion books, marbleized paper for their lotus books and books made out of fabric instead of paper! Some of our projects involved very precise and detail oriented instructions and all the kids worked very hard and ended up with really great results! Everybody’s work was very impressive!

Kesar's Accordion Book

Wolfie and Leo working on an Accordian Book

Quinn's "Pets" Tunnel Book

Leo's Scroll book

07 August 2011

SUMMER CAMP 2011: Surrealism

The kids had lots of fun this week thinking up strange scenarios during our Surrealism camp. They worked together on exquisite corpses, looked for imagery in paint blots ala Max Ernst, made paintings inspired by Magritte's 'The False Mirror', made a surrealist movie, wrote surreal stories together, and more!

Surreal story by Kesar, Zoe, Benny, Wolfie, Oliver, and Clementine:

"I drove to The Painted Cloud and then The Painted Cloud turned into a big big field that had many big fruits and vegetables that were bigger than a house and then a giant snake came and was chasing me around and then it ate your head off and then I jumped onto the snake's back and put a prickly cucumber spine into his back. Then the class turned back into The Painted Cloud and then The Painted Cloud turned into a giant robot that ate cucumbers and I stabbed him in the back cause I didn't know he was a good guy and then the clouds made him a good guy again and the snake could fly so he flew up to the clouds and he found a mushroom and he ate it and a knife was in there and he got stabbed"

Surreal poem by Smith, Benny, Oliver, Beatrice, Ava, Wolfie and Kesar:

A cat was walking and then ate a snake and then turned into a snake
But then the snake ate noodles
Sometimes I eat noodles too much and my mommy says I'm going to turn into a noodle
And then the snake got sick and went down the toilet
And then a dragon ate the giant noodle snake
I was just sitting in a house looking at a golden ring with jewels on it

30 July 2011

SUMMER CAMP 2011: Decoration & Adornment

This week was very very VERY sparkly, glitzy, and razzley-dazzley! Decoration & Adornment was our theme and the kids made some of the most outrageous artworks ever! They made memory jugs, tissue paper flowers, necklaces, painted beads, Styrofoam-sequin-pipecleaner-ornaments, fancy collages, fancy stickers, fancy frames, fancy masks. . .!! glitter-glue-stamp prints, and lots and LOTS of pom-poms!!!!! Seriously abundant and beautiful.