Monday, October 7, 2013

Lanterns, Figures and An Opinion

 Tissue paper, Elmer's Glue, and balloons - ingredients for eager creating!
 What mess?
 Another group of busy little boys and girls,
making other lanterns, with time for spinning tops.
  Proud of their good work!
 On the art room walls are posted different worlds to ponder from several times in art history, here in particular the legends of King Arthur:
These are enrichment for recent studies of Phoenix Rising fifth and sixth graders, 
but garnered attention from all of our students.

 One of the smallest boys in kindergarten launched into a commentary on this painting, saying it simply could not be because as he declared, "Women can never lead men. Women are weak." My, my! He got to hear a tale or two - the Lady of the Lake - Amazon women warriors of the Spartans, the fiercest fighting army ever - and many more on the way to round out his early education! 

Lady of the Lake and Excalibur
The kids from sixth to first grade enjoyed learning 
human proportions and began work on small clay figures.


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