Another monthly wrap up!
A lovely trip to Ubud in Bali staying at this fabulous air bnb
haze" in Singapore it was just so lovely to sit out and enjoy the outside. And where we were staying in Ubud, overlooking a rice field, had the most delightful breezes.
|Matt's goal in the distance.|
|My view from bed at 6am|
|Kit made this for me.|
The pups were pleased to see us back....
And I had a few gifts for myself...
MEANWHILE, on the creative front:
and basket making....which has evolved into these which I am rather obsessed with:
In our screen printing after school activity we've been doing layers. I'm so lucky to be working with my colleague and am learning as much as the kids right now. This was my tester to make sure all the screens worked. Next week I will mix my own colours as we start to do a repeated pattern on fabric.
I also love it as for the most part I draw when they do; if there's room I sit with them as I feel it's important to model. I have a whole drawing resources section of my classroom with photos, "how to draw", colouring in sheets, old sneakers and other interesting bits and pieces that they can use. I've been loving working through a series of photos I tore out of a national geographic years ago...
right by my drawing resources I've set up some textiles exploration tubs with weaving and sewing for students to "play" with if they finish early. Last week I had six 5th grade boys getting right into it which makes me EXPLODE with happiness inside.
Also, I've been tagging along to a few of the grade 11 and 12 art student weekend field trips this year: the last one to a fabulous place called The Gillman Barracks .
We saw an intriguing exhibition with spider webs which really plays into my whole fascination with biomimicry