Monthly Archives: June 2012

art is hard work

Two five year old girls in our Summer ArtBreak program explained to me that art, including clean-up, is hard work but has its rewards. They each made and ornamented a house from extra-large cardboard boxes. Their parents were very gracious … Continue reading

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clean up

After twelve ArtBreak sessions in two pop-up studios in public libraries there is some clean- up to do. We use cotton dish clothes, run them through the washer and hang them on a rack to sun dry. Fold ’em up … Continue reading

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pop-up ArtBreak

We have “pop-up” ArtBreak studios in our summer library program. Pack everything up nice and neat (well, pretty neat) and stow it in a corner. Then when it’s time we pull everything out and make it as inviting as possible … Continue reading

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making things

In Summer ArtBreak in Logan and Pomeroy we have been making robots, tiny portable people houses, kitty cat houses, purses, violins, giant playhouses and more. Also painting. Every day the children come with new ideas. The Dairy Barn Arts Center … Continue reading

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robots

  Introducing robot art to the children today. This morning in my studio I whipped up a five minute robot to show them: two boxes, a cardboard tube, two buttons, a feather, a few brass fasteners and some tape. I … Continue reading

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making smocks

ArtBreak starts this week in Pomeroy at the Meigs County public library on Main Street, overlooking the Ohio River. I’ve been making fresh painting smocks from thrift store tee ¬†shirts. Instructions:¬†Use all-cotton shirts, they are more absorbent and wash up … Continue reading

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Summer ArtBreak

Summer ArtBreak starts next week in the public libraries of Pomeroy and Logan, Ohio! It is sponsored by Project LAUNCH and Integrating Professionals for Appalachian Children (IPAC). IPAC is collecting “stuff” for our sculpture center: textiles, recyclables, old costume jewelry, … Continue reading

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