Week 4 and Wrap-Up of Session 1!

Wow! We cannot believe our first 5 week session has already completed!

This week was our exhibition week, the previous week the kids worked on learning about block printing.


Last week we taught the kiddos about block printing through the works of Jen Hewitt. Jen is a local print maker, Little Paper Planes have been a big fan of hers for years. To check out her amazing works, click here. Jen works on textiles mainly, so it was fun to show the kiddos how some of the clothing they see every day was created through the very art they were learning that evening.

We taught the kids how to block print through drawing and carving on foam sheets, rather than carving lithograph blocks (safety). The kids took right to it, but had some difficulty finding the balance of too much ink/not enough/how to get their image printed the way they wanted. The littler kids were excited to see the results no matter how they looked. The bigger kids felt a bit of frustration with how many iterations it took to get it exactly how they had envisioned it. It was fun to work with them on the problem solving and adaptations they had to make each round. Overall, both kids created pieces they were happy with, some even adapting the project into one completely unique to themselves.


This week was our exhibition week! The kiddos presented all of their art to the friends and family in a gallery set up. But before parents arrived, the kids were asked to paint their favorite piece they had created over the session. This was fun to chat with each student while they reflected on what they learned, experienced and created over the past 5 weeks! When parents arrived, the kids each took a moment to talk about what medium they liked working with the most and why. It was nice to see each one gather enough confidence to have a moment in the spotlight.

Our next session starts next week with all of the kids from session 1 plus a few new faces! We are doing an entirely new curriculum and we are so excited to see what our little artists create in the coming weeks! Our presidents day camp and our next after-school session is full, but we have lots of availability in our summer camps.

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