Archive for October, 2016

The 2016 Pumpkins!

Monday, October 31st, 2016

We did a staggered pumpkin carving this year. Ane carved her own pumpkin at the youth group party last Wednesday.  She has been wearing her Jedi cosplay dress for parties and school – because her real Halloween costume needs her brothers to make any sense.  You’ll see tomorrow.  Anyway, she carved her pumpkin to match […]

Flashback Friday

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Monday is Halloween!  All the pieces are assembled for the costumes (and if one more box that was supposed to arrive two days ago finally shows up, it will be a bonus), so now it’s just a matter of adjusting, pinning, and some hemstitching. So, here’s one more flashback to two years ago, when Ane […]

Cartoon Art

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Tad really likes the YouTube video series Simon’s Cat (which are very simply done and kid friendly).  When I was at the library earlier this week, I found a cartoon book on it that I thought he would enjoy. Well, that was an understatement. At the end of the book, there is a “how to […]

Art of the Week – Implied Textures

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

This was a two-part lesson.  Last week, Tad’s class learned about “implied textures” – making something look as if it was textured by the way it was drawn on the page. This week, the lesson moved into application with a relief of an owl. The kids created the owl on a piece of cardboard (I’m […]