Friday, December 16, 2011

BASC Fall 2011: Sculpture Class Photos

BASC Fall 2011: Sculpture Class

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Selected Person of the Week on Patch.Com

Proud to be selected Person of the Week by my local Patch.Com. Writer Monica Orbe does a great job capturing the essence of what I do in her feature article. I am very thankful to everyone who has supported me over the past few years. I love teaching art to young people in Southern Westchester and hope to continue doing this for many years to come!

Friday, December 2, 2011

BASC Fall 2011: Wooden Sculptures

I opened the plain, brown cardboard box and I was immediately excited by what I saw - hundreds of odd shaped wood pieces! Lumber stores and online school suppliers often sell inexpensive bags of left over wooden pieces. It is a great way to recycle wood bits that might otherwise get thrown away. In addition, the wood bits provide children with a very open-ended activity. Each child got about 25 pieces of wood. Some children liked the round shapes while others stuck with traditional Popsicle sticks and a few interesting shapes. Everyone came up with unique ways to put the pieces together on their support. As each sculpture evolved the children saw an apple, people, a castle, or a tea party. One girl decided to make a pleasing design using the assorted shapes. Wood Glue and Tacky Glue dried fast and held the wooden pieces together well. Next week the children will paint their wooden sculpture.