I finished my residency at Woodriver on Friday – well, I need to go back one time to help grout a final panel and a class project – but the bulk of the work is done. I will have more photos in the future, but here are a few favorites:
This section of one of our panels was taken directly from a first grader’s drawing. I think this is my absolute favorite. Love the red outhouse.
A great image from a 5th grade drawing of a birch and spruce forest.
And a very nicely executed cut paper mosaic done as a group classroom project from an enlarged student drawing.
Last but not least, artist and a large number of small children! Yikes!
Here’s a link to our local paper’s story about the project: http://www.newsminer.com/view/full_story/11308288/article-Woodriver-Elementary-School-students-leave-a-lasting-mark-with-mosaic-project?instance=home_features_lead_story1
I have to say that these students impressed me SO much. I worked with over 400 kids and there was not one discipline problem or a single student who gave me a hard time. They all took the project and their part in it very seriously and worked hard to do a good job. It was really encouraging to see kids get excited about making art.
After a weekend of skijoring events and general goofing off it is finally time to get back to work on my own projects. My schedule is shifting a bit; a 95-year-old friend who I have helped for several years is moving into an assisted living facility. My caregiver job will end for the time being and I have about a month before my greenhouse obligations begin. It is a good transition all around – I think she will do well where she is going, and I am looking forward to a solid block of time to make artwork.
Lou (note the “Happy Bunny” pajamas) on a fine morning with Twinkle and Scamper.