Our first Art Alive! ASA class started on Tuesday September 25, children were so excited to meet and greet the teacher Avril Butbul. Children were ready to learn and also to share everything they knew about art and artists with Avril. She brought in a vase of fresh flowers and posters and books of artistry ranging from Renoir and Matisse to Van Gogh Chagall and O’Keef. We discussed composition, brush-mark, color style and artists free choice. Each student sketched their composition with pastel on their canvas. We then learned about color blending, brushes and keeping colors clean and my students were very eager to get started with the acrylic paints. The finished pieces are all unique and creative and reflective of individual styles.
Children have been following this Training Session Plan:
Wednesday Weavers created festive “rag” weaving samples, using bright nylon cording as “warp”, scrap lengths of colorful cloth as “weft” body and yarn as top and bottom “weft” (for finished edges). They practiced a “plain weave” pattern and learned several weaving terms and techniques they will incorporate in many of the upcoming projects, including “shedding” in which they lifted several strands of warp simultaneously. What project is next? Spider web dream catchers! Spooky!
Training Session Plan:
Children from the Tuesday class practicing their juggling.
Our advanced skateboard class is happy to welcome Jack!
In this photo sequence you can see him doing a “Frontside 180” off of the black box.
Jack is a great kid and a good team mate, always willing to help setting up the ramps, cones and helping his fellow skaters do better. He is a great inspiration for all the other kids and we are happy to have in our class.
Children have been enjoying the soccer session with these different training drills:
Children are enjoying some time with no screen, and play games, some good old traditional board games. UNO, playing cards and monopoly to name a few… there are still space for your child to join, on Monday from 3-4 pm for 2nd-8th grade
ASA: On s’amuse au théâtre
Today was first day of Theatre class! Woo Hoo! The students enjoyed learning about the different directions on the stage and how to exaggerate movement so it’s bigger than life by blowing imaginary gigantic bubbles in different directions and “watching” them float to the sky!
If you are interested in having your child join the class, we can get more children to learn the basics of theater, activity open to PK1-K on Monday from 3:15-4:15 pm with Susan Hall
We are having fun during Spring camp with Rachel & Martha from blowing feathers…
And making giant bubbles, painting, reading stories, gardening…