Teaching art with itty bitty students, exploring creativity, finding new passions and purpose, and enjoying the progress of my three greatest works of art out there in the big world.
Wise grandfather grasshopper
After an art class project with beautiful blue butterflies, we turned to green grasshoppers. We used up some upholstery fabric scraps, and my entire collection of green bottle caps. The oldest children used collected tissue papers for the wings possessed only by adult grasshoppers. The middle group talked about different colors of green. The youngest preschoolers started their insects with three shapes; a raindrop, a saddle, and a hot dog.
This grasshopper impressed everyone with its wise, inscrutable expression. The word "sensei" popped into my mind, along with images of David Carradine in that old "Kung Fu" television series.
The oldest group liked making chevrons on their grasshoppers' legs. It will give them something to think about at the gas station.