The John Heinz event consisted a various activities children of all ages could take part. The theme and environment was nature loving. Our table connected migrating animals, butterflies and bats, with the environment . Children were able to visually depict this relation by decorating pre-made cut outs of bats with white chalk and origami styled butterflies with color pencils or markers. They then colored paper bugs for the bats and either colored pre-made cut outs of flowers or designed their own flower. Next, they glued the bug or flowers to the sticks connected to their animal. The ending product was described to them as pollination of the flower with help of butterflies and maintenance of the bug population from bats main food source, insects. Other facts were shared with the parents and their children regarding bats such as it being the only mammal to fly, their young ones being referred to as pups, which are hairless and blind, and how 9 species of bats live throughout North Eastern U.S while 2 southern species may live in Pennsylvanian. They were described as unique because they have fingers like humans that are elongated and part of their wings. Like bears they hibernate, like birds they migrate and like dolphins they use echolocation, ultrasonic sound through their mouths to locate objects. These characteristics made bats an interesting subject for the children to learn about.
The Bok Street Festival enabled learning through art for children of all ages. The table set up consisted of a chalkboard cloth and drawing handouts describing the Pennsylvania’s native fish, … Continue reading Bok Street Festival
Project Title: Pastel Blending Description: Students make leaves and cornucopias with pastels Author: Francesca Grade level or Target Age Range: preschool to middle school Historical Art Examples or References: Images of the … Continue reading Blend Away with Oil Pastels!
Project Title: Being Yourself! Description: Read “The Mixed Up Chameleon” By Eric Carle. Then discuss how its important to be yourself. Have children draw self portraits and what they like. … Continue reading The Chameleon that found out he wanted to be himself!
The Bok Post Open Studio event displayed art from the volunteers and children of Art Sphere to be admired by people interested in the arts and cause. Items ranging from … Continue reading Bok Post Open Studio
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This week at Towey Recreation Center we did a printmaking project! We used pencils and paper to practice the design they wanted to print, and then either copied or traced … Continue reading Printmaking at Towey Recreation Center!
This week was our last day at Shissler Rec! Today we organized the students’ artwork portfolios and got them ready to be sent home! The students were very excited to … Continue reading Last Day at Shissler Rec!
Using Team-work students’ glazed ceramics pieces were out of the kiln and displayed on the table for everyone to see. We helped each other identify whose was whose. Initials on … Continue reading Colorful Ceramics Pieces Painted by Kids!
Project Title: Cartooning with Construction Paper! Description: Students create cartoon images of themselves Author: Francesca Grade level or Target Age Range: middle school (Penn Treaty School) Historical Art Examples or References: Cartoons Vocabulary: … Continue reading Cartooning with Construction Paper!