Can you imagine stepping on a piece of clay only to discover you have
created a beautiful work of art?
This is exactly what happened when the children of 3 North PM were
learning about clay. One of the children accidentally dropped a piece of clay
on the floor and stepped on it. When he lifted his foot, he was surprised to
find that the treads of his shoe had made a very interesting design. The rest of
the class immediately looked at the bottoms of their shoes and sure enough-
every one of them also had a design or a “cool” pattern!
Since the beginning of the school year, the children have been very busy discovering, experimenting, and creating in the art studio.
They have discovered how to be the “boss of the paint brush” while learning
about watercolor painting, how to create new colors by mixing other colors
together, and how to construct a bridge out of Popsicle sticks.
Much time has been spent experimenting with natural materials such as
shells, pine cones, and leaves, and many structures have been built out of
recycled materials. But the most exciting time during each art period is when
the children are given the go-ahead to explore the studio and use whatever
materials are out. There is suddenly a flurry of cutting, gluing, taping, and
drawing, and all the while, the children are chatting with each other and
If you haven't had an opportunity to visit our beautiful studio please feel free
to stop by and see the latest creations. The best times are before school starts
in the morning and right after pick-up time. The children are proud to give