La Vereda Clase de Arte #2

20 Dec

Our Second Art Class!

La Vereda is the name of the street where our art class happens.  From what I’ve been told, “vereda” is a word meaning “path” in Spanish.  Back in the day before the street was paved, it was simply referred to as “la vereda”.  Eventually they paved the road but the simplicity of the name stuck.  I really like how “La Vereda Clase de Arte” sounds, because art really is a “path” that offers unlimited possibilities and discoveries!

This past week we had our second art class.  We had reminded the kids to come right at noon this time (and not too early) so when we pulled up at 11am I was relieved to see the space empty since I wanted some time for us to prepare the materials before the kids arrived.  LOL.  We took a few steps into the front yard and before you know it there were kids popping out of what seemed like every corner, haha.  They were just too excited to wait. 🙂  So it seems for future classes we are going to need some type of pre-activity before the main activity.  I am thinking about getting sketchbooks for the children.

I wanted to reinforce our pre-cut shape collage experience from last week and draw out some explorations in changing and folding the paper, so the children would see there are more possibilities besides gluing their shapes flat.  I limited the shapes this week to simply paper strips, but in a variety of colors and sizes.  The long skinny strip shapes encourage folding and bending, especially into “arch” type shapes which easily “pop” off the background paper.  My students back at Corlears are experts at this!

Here are some pics from our class (we had 2 new students this week, bringing our total to 14):

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Seeds & Planting

We’ve done more work on the land too…planted our first crop of seeds…more on that in the next post.

‘Til then, Happy Holidays to all!


2 Responses to “La Vereda Clase de Arte #2”

  1. Bobbie December 20, 2011 at 7:36 pm #

    Looks like you have the beginnings of some Rembrandts there! Your enthusiasm that you bring with your projects really shine through the faces of your students and are exhibited by their artwork. Nice job Annie…Merry Christmas and hope to speak with you while you are in NY.

  2. dominicanroots December 20, 2011 at 8:10 pm #

    Thanks Bobbie, the kids really seem to be having a blast!
    See you soon 🙂

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