The Handwork teacher

I am a mother to two beautiful girls and I teach Handwork and Fine Arts in our local waldorf charter school in Arizona.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

1 week into it

just one week...that's all its been!!!!! it feels like a life time. With so many different classes and personalities and 2 classes in particular who give me nightmares....no I'm not kidding, I wake up at night dreaming about these kids and am haunted by how terrible they are acting. its just 2 grades, the rest are great!

Friday, August 3, 2007

yarn and bags






I made handwork bags for the 2nd and 1st grade. here you can see the dyeing of the 2nd grade bags. I was shooting for orange but the red just took over. there are spots of orange on some of them :)
the rest is all yarn, yarn, yarn......my girls are pro yarn rollers. Nirnkaar is the most into it. her ability to hold attention on a project is amazing! SDK will do 4 skeins and get bored, NKK will do 6 skeins before she wants to go play outside......amazing!

and yes SDK is in the box of yarn while she sits and rolls her skeins.

I also started to make little skeins for the 1st grade. they will roll a treasure inside the ball of yarn so that when they are done, they will have a sweet shell to keep with their handwork.... its just all in good fun!

Thursday, August 2, 2007

I want to paint like this!


This Painting just touched me. Students will be learning techniques this year such as perspective, chiaroscuro, veil painting, and paper blocking
This painting is something that they should strive for....light and dark. shadow, reflection....it has it all!
WOW.