This week at Towey I wanted to focus more on learning about perception and creating realistic figures. I decided to teach them they simplified way to draw an ancient animal such as a cat.
“Let’s make some ducks,” the classroom looked as if I’d bumped my head until I grew a third eye from google eyes and we created ducks. This by far was … Continue reading Ducks waddling at Towey
This assignment was designed so the class could all build their own treehouse. Most people don’t have trees in their backyard so this project gave everyone the chance to make … Continue reading Treehouses at Towey
Julie Shaffer is a docent at Woodmere Art Museum in Philadelphia. This is her second semester volunteering with Art Sphere. She loves yoga, artisan ice cream, post-modern fiction, and art … Continue reading From Realism to Abstraction: The Picasso Portrait Challenge
This past Wednesday we had a fun discussion about the Chinese New Year. The majority of the students knew about this holiday and how this year is celebrated as the … Continue reading Line Lanterns
Sometimes kids need a little help learning how to take deep breaths. There are a lot of benefits that come from knowing how to properly take deep breaths and slow … Continue reading The Art of Breathing Deep
Meditating is the act of thinking deeply or focusing one’s mind for a certain amount of time. This can have many benefits, especially in the business of daily life and … Continue reading Meditative Mandala’s and Ojos de Dios
Background Ojo de Dios is Spanish for the eye of God. It is a weaving of yarn and wood and has been used as an ancient, contemplative practice that is … Continue reading Ojo de Dios (God’s Eye craft)
This past Wednesday we had a very colorful time! We took inspiration for Robert Indiana and created fun and colorful works of pop art using color theory! During this lesson … Continue reading Working with Warm and Cool colors!
This week, we celebrated Chinese New Year’s coming up on the 25th. However, we also want our student to practice mindfulness and activities that will allow them to relax and … Continue reading Chinese New Years & Mindful Breathing