Summertime Catch-up

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Man, blogging has become so cumbersome and time-consuming compared to using Instagram to flash-blog (did i just make up a new phrase?!) about an art project or summer camp or the amazing things we find in Bullseye’s Playground at Target (because, let’s be real, it’s not the dollar spot anymore).

I feel I have gotten so behind this year on blogging but really, with moving to part time, I didn’t feel like I had as much to blog about. But then as I reflect on the last school year, I accomplished a ton of stuff with my kids.

Many of our projects were much more involved and in-depth than projects I was used to doing on a See-150-kids-a-day schedule. I really enjoyed this focused energy and the freedom to not rush. It’s always been more self-imposed in the art room, I think, but you definitely feel the pressure to crank out some masterpieces. The kids feel it too and often want to rush through and move to the next thing. I know I’m not alone in this.

But next school year, I do solemnly swear to blog more consistently instead of only sharing and flash-bogging (ha!) on IG. ✌🏻

Oh, and to catch you up on last year…

Summer Art Camp!

5th grade’s Thiebaud-inspired 2D pieces turned into 3D sculptures!

6th grader’s Blind-contour portraits ❤️

I got to go to DC with my 8th graders and see beautiful art!

My 5th graders rocked it with their Alma Woodsey Thomas paintings and we put them all together for an art show installation.

We sailed away for spring break…

We made Frida Kahlo memory boxes in our Dia de los Muertos after school class.

And so much more. …Next year!

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