Miss R's kinder class is learning all about oceans this month, so I volunteered to come in and lead an ocean-themed art project. This one fit the bill perfectly, and the kids loved it! It worked well for a group project, though I was grateful that the teacher was there to help since the activity… Continue reading PAPER PLATE AQUARIUM: Come Swim Under the Sea with Me!
Have you ever smelled something that instantly brought you back to a particular memory? Do you associate a day of the week with a color, or a feel? If so, you’re at least loosely familiar with synesthesia -- a term derived from the Greek words “together” and “sensation” (syn and aisthesis). Psychologists understand synesthesia as… Continue reading Seeing Sound (*Empowering Art Series)
Engaging with art inevitably sheds light on who we are -- what we’re feeling, what we’re attracted to, what enlivens us. The act of looking deeply at art generates such reflection, and the act of making it engenders a more primal type of self-observation, as the artwork itself produces a tangible, visible documentation. When young… Continue reading A Tale of Two Selves (Enriching your Life through Art)