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Announcing our 2012-13 After-School & Community Classes
“Take My Word For It!” teaches after-school and community-based programs throughout the San Francisco Bay area as well as in Northern Virginia.
This Fall at Havens Elementary we concocted bedtime stories, faced our old fears of monsters, and more! See some of the excerpts we have to share with you below! From “My Name Is”… prompt – students inserted an emotion or … Continue reading
The Art Edition: On Wednesday, students created wire "characters" to sketch in different poses to aid in drawing their book characters. We learned about perspective to create backgrounds and different points of view. We discussed "visual flow" to make our … Continue reading
The Art Edition: The students are excited about writing and illustrating their Children's books and so am I! On Monday we looked at books and different illustration styles, tecniques and mediums artists use. We experimented with different tecniques and materials exploring pencil, … Continue reading
The Art Edition: We started off Wednesday morning with some Observational Drawing. Campers first did warm up drawings called Gesture Drawings which are quick- sometimes only 30 seconds. From there we did extended Contour Drawings. Then campers selected a Gesture … Continue reading
The Art Edition: It's been a busy couple mornings of art making. We've looked at various books for story illustration inspiration. Tuesday we focused on the painted paper collage work of Eric Carle. We've also talked about various media artists … Continue reading
The Art Edition: On day 4 we finished our mixed media maps, using sharpie to accentuate the lines and then using watercolor and colored pencil to color it in. Also, we looked at the work of artist Alexander Calder who … Continue reading
So far it's been a great, fun week. Day 1We made sketchbooks for students to use throughout the week. Sculptures of insects with a focus on bees. Some chose to make diorama environments for them. Notice Claire's "pirate bee." Day 2We … Continue reading
We're off to a great start with a great bunch at Piedmont Parks and Rec! Exploring the theme of flight through art and writing, we've dipped our wings into personification and pondered what it might be like to fly. Here … Continue reading
Aarushi Creeeek…I suddenly woke up in the middle of the night screaming AAAAA! But when I got out of bed I heard a noise downstairs. I tiptoed to the bottom of the steps and I saw the fridge open and … Continue reading
Eli Ode to a Dragon Fruit Like it is day, but it tis night you play, you are red and juicy You are the great dragon fruit You blow your fire at the weeds so they will not take water … Continue reading