8.31.2013

creating art with children...

if there is one thing that i love... it's creating with my children... it's when i'm the happiest... i always had arts and craft supplies at home as a child and have done the same for my girls... there isn't a day that goes by that our dining room table isn't covered with art supplies...
that table is now coined as "the art table" and after endless art with my girls and two summers of art classes under it's belt... i'm embracing it's splatters and marks... some may say it's ruined... i'm going with artsy :) a lot of memories have been made around that little table...
i had 15 girls {including mine} this summer for art... it was SO fun... a whirlwind of projects and creativity flying on mondays and thursdays...
 
i hold all of the projects and host an art show for them... they've all worked so hard and i think it's important that they're showcased and appreciated...
 
   invitations are sent out...
family members are invited... each child has their own display... punch and fun treats are involved... i'm so looking forward to it this year... in the mean time... here is a little sneak peak of what we've been up to...
 
little houses... i took a vote during the last classes that i held and this was chosen as their overall favorite project...
 these are in progress photos...
the girls had a fun selection of items to chose from to make their houses their own...
 
paints... book pages... colorful/patterned cardstock...corrugated papers... buttons... coffee filters... ribbons... fabrics and trims... they had such a good time with it... the end results were fantastic and each so creative... i love seeing that come out in children...
there were painted paper projects...
a really neat recycled project using lids that i can't wait to share... {thanks to all who saved them for us!}
quirky, abstract self portraits were another fave... all turning out as unique as their maker... {this is marina's}
 
it's really been a great time for them and for me... the art show is September 8th... which i'm sure will become a post of it's own...
 
what are your favorite projects to do with your kids? i'd love to hear :)
 
have a happy day~
angie 

4 comments:

mom said...

lots of cute projects, bet the art show will be so fun!

oopsiemaizie said...

thanks, mom :) i'm excited to get everything all set up for it!

Cathy Trochelman said...

Woo hoo! You're back! These projects are adorable....if we lived closer I would beg for my girls to be a part of your group! I love how creative they are...and how much of themselves kids can put into them. Well done.....glad to see you back in business!! ;)

oopsiemaizie said...

hi cathy... i'm back... finally! thanks so much for sticking around and being patient during my computer catastrophe :) if you were closer, i'd love to have your girls for art... it's so much fun! and just so you know... your blog makes me want to cook or bake something... every single day!!! keep up the great job, friend :)