To me, art is not just a means to create a pretty picture or a sculpture or a product; it is a process that focuses on exploring and manipulating materials to discover the possibilities in each one of them. It is in this manner a child builds confidence in his ability to create. Whether the material is clay, or fabric or paints or found objects, it is the child who, through his manipulation of material, discovers what he can do with it, creating a form from raw material and his imagination. This process of articulation of their ideas is what is the most satisfyiing to witness.
Currently, I work with a couple of students, both elementary school aged. We have been working with different materials and themes each week. It is important to me to respect the environment by being mindful of the materials we use. We use a lot of recycled and repurposed materials along with the traditional art ones.
A Mother's Day gift
|Started with a woodburned, well sanded and prepped wood. Student added his drawing|
|Color in with gel markers|
Dream and Create
A wooden face
String art on wood
|Collage inspired by Eric Carle|
|Paper weaving and crayons|
|Preparing for Diwali - Ganesha Painting|
|Gond Painting - An Introduction to its technique and themes|