Wednesday, June 28, 2017

We Explore Favorite Artist Julie Paschkis

Best swirly art in the style of Julie Paschkis!
  • Program Goals
    • Introduce Julie Paschkis and her art
    • Encourage gross and fine motor skills
    • Attendance: 20
Art Project Part 1: Paper quilts (10-10:15)
I had two samples - shapes drawn with pencil, which you could then cut your pieces to fit, and a more collage-style quilt.

  • Handmade paper
  • Recycled cardstock
  • Pencils, scissors, glue
Storytime/Snacktime: 10:15-10:40
I call people to storytime with the Storytime Song, then had the parents pass out the snack. We started with Mooshka because we had been making quilts, then Where is Catkin? and finished with P. Zonka. For P. Zonka, I had made copies of Paschkis' art process from Seven Impossible Things' interview and we talked about how she sketched out the chickens, tested the colors, and then put all the pictures and words together.

  • Mooshka: A Quilt Story
  • Where is Catkin?
  • P. Zonka Lays an Egg
cookies, napkins

Art Project Part 2: Painting (10:40-11)
I had pencils if they wanted to sketch first, but my crowd was mostly younger and just enjoyed painting.

  • Pencils
  • Washable paint in no-spill cups
  • 9x12 paper
  • Paintbrushes, aprons, and lots and lots of wipes
  • 6-28-17
    • Attendance: 16
    • Notes: Mostly younger kids. They liked the painting best, weren't really into the stories although they listened.
  • 6-19-15
    • Attendance: 25
    • Feedback/Connections: Several families that were new to me came and really enjoyed the program. One grandma was very interested in Julie Paschkis and would like to use what we did with her own students.
    • Notes: I really need older kids to get the sketching part down, but it was fun anyways.

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