Although Expression officially began last week, we only had two days of school last week and today marked the start of beginning Expression projects. The kids are working in groups of three (and sometimes four) on By Hand-related projects, from quilt-making to stop-motion videos.
Hard at work prepping for the prosthetic hand.
Learning about the sewing machine.
Our artist-in-residence for the week, Roland Blandy, explained his found object artwork and showed the kids his process.
Exploring the principles of water in preparation for building a boat by hand.
Aidan made a discovery today.
The Halloween scenes really started coming together today!
Making mashed potato ghosts.
Drawing out the design for a bungee harness.
The spiderweb cave.
Telling the story of the journey through the creepy haunted house.
Building the guillotine.
Collecting more leaves for the graveyard.
Testing out the guillotine.
Get ready for Friday! All are welcome to join us for an evening of fun and spooks at our school from 5pm – 7pm. Come on by!
Today the kids split up into groups of three to begin planning for the Halloween extravaganza slated for Friday. Their challenge? They must work together to think up and create the creepiest, spookiest Halloween scene they can devise.
At snack time, Peter showed everyone his declaration for the year: creating prosciutto. He explained the ball joints in a pig’s leg and showed the kids different pieces of the leg. Then the meat went in the salt bin for a month!
The rest of the day was spent working on prototypes for the Halloween scenes.
The short list of supplies.
Stay tuned for progress updates all week!