Mister Seahorse is a warm and charming story about a Daddy Seahorse who looks after Mrs's Seahorses eggs until they are ready to hatch and then gives birth to them! As he drifts through the sea, he meets all sorts of other male fish who also look after their young until they hatch. This is a wonderfully positive tale for fathers everywhere.
I quite LOVED the odd fish father's role subject of the book. It's so cool to teach kids things they wouldn't normally be exposed to in such a surprising and not obviously educational way. It makes it such a pleasure to learn then learning becomes natural!! WE NEED MORE BOOKS LIKE THIS! Totally recommend for home libraries!!
I didn’t even have to draw a parallel to how our daddies help mummy take care of us... they volunteered that all on their own!
Anyway, for our art we drew our Seahorse on painted paper and cut him out. The children created Watercolour backgrounds in the style of Eric Carle so they used light wavy lines to mimic the ocean currents. They stuck Mr. Seahorse down and decorated him as well.
Happt Father’s Day!
For Indian Arrival Day this year the Picassos and I talked about why the Indians came to Trinidad and what that entailed.
Oue art piece focuses on an Indian woman working in the cane fields. They had to focus on texture here and of course the challenge was to draw and paint the human form.
I think they did a terrific job!
To commemorate Indian Arrival Day this year my Warhols are taking a look at the living conditions of those who came to work the sugarcane fields.
They are supposed to gather a bit of info on this topic but I furnished them with a few pics so they could get a visual on where the inspiration for our piece was derived.
They are using on acrylics on paper. Take a look at our process and how they’ve turned out.
The Doodlebugs painted the Fatel Razack to commemorate Indian Arrival Day. We talked about how many different types of people make up our beautiful rainbow nation... and why and how we all came to live in Trinidad.
They looked at pictures of the real Fatel Razack and then we got down to painting the ocean, sky and the boat on top!
They are painting this ship from a different perspective though... that means we are looking at it from a different point! Take a look at our process and our paintings :)
Mother’s Day Masking
This year the Picassos made a lovely little card but because I know they sometimes do these things at school I wanted to include an element that was unique to art Class. They used a material called masking fluid to block out areas for their designs and then painted using liquid watercolors.
Of course they wrote on the inside and for my Saturday class I even got most of them to create a logo at the back for an extra bit of creative fun!
Happy Mother’s Day!
Mother’s Day Hearts
My Doodlebugs created some sweet little cards this year and although they look simple your darlings had to work really hard to make them! Basket weaving is hard y’all!!
Take a look as they find their rythmn and a very special Happy Mother’s Day to you all!
Number 1 Sam
This precious lesson focuses on a basic line drawing, painting and creating the illusion of space while telling the encouraging story of Number One Sam by Greg Pizzoli. The moral of this children’s book is a positive and uplifting one for young children: winning isn’t everything!
They will finish putting all the pieces together and painting the background in an upcoming class!
Our Number 1 Sam pieces are all done and they are as adorable as ever... even if Sam mostly looks like a mouse! 😆🤷🏻♀️
Beat Up Truck Landscape
This lesson calls on us to look at the shapes and lines in the old truck but I was especially drawn to a landscape piece here and asked them to imagine the truck driving through an old bumpy road with lots of fields and greenery all around. This gives us the opportunity to add so much movement, color and texture.
They loved drawing the truck and I took the opportunity to stress that they’re not just ‘learning to draw a truck’ they’re learning how to break a complex thing down into smaller shapes so they can draw ANYTHING.
This is will be completed in another class but take a look at what they’ve done so far.
They added details using oil pastels on both their trucks and landscapes. They learnt how to distress the truck so it looks old and used the oil pastels to create texture and depth to their landscapes as well! A job well done!
Be a fly on the wall in our art room! Take a look at what we do, how we do it and the smiles that I get to see week after week :)