Tuesday, April 30, 2013

a secret garden

On the third workshop rose petals led us to the little princesses house in a new tree - this time with a garden!
we knocked the door and learned that we had managed to catch spring with what we wove the last time - but in a different place. We followed the rose petals again...
... and this is what we found  
We picked the flowers and made a magic garden in the forrest. 

And it sure was magic - it was still standing there fresh two days later when I came back for the last workshop !

last workshop >>

Thursday, April 25, 2013

flowers for outdoor play

I've been far too busy to blog these last days; both an important grant application and visual play (outdoor art workshop with preschool) this week. And Friday-Sunday I'm teaching screen printing - but after that I'll let you in on all the fun I've had with the preschool children!

The flowers above? Donations from a flower store for one of the workshops.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

follow that yarn!

Today, on my second workshop day, we followed a green yarn to the princesse's magic tree house (now in a new place). In another tiny book we got the task to follow an almost invisible thread to ...
... a bird's nest where we found yarn eggs - and then we got to work. 

Two more workshops next week!

see next >>

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

the magic stick road - part 2

... the magic road led us to another road that shrank and became a tiny path leading to a tiny tiny door
we knocked and opened the door
No one was at home, but we found a tiny tiny book and learned that a tiny princess lived in the house and then we read about ourselves!
... and got the task to build with the magic sticks
this girl built something very different from the others

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

the magic stick road

Today I had the first of four outdoor workshops with children at a preschool. Together we found at magic road in the forrest. By putting the last part first - over and over again - we made it move forward through passages towards a secret place ...

Sunday, April 14, 2013

painted sticks

almost all set for the workshop on Tuesday! 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Wall painting project with school-kids again

Yesterday was the last day of a wall painting project I've been leading at a school in Alingsås; giving the school toilets that special touch ... Above are some of the results.

One of these paintings was made by the math teacher (who was also present at class as my support) - can you guess which one?

my last similar project was two years ago (last year I concentrated on my own art making)

Monday, April 08, 2013

collecting sticks

Next week I'll start a series of outdoor workshops with children at a preschool (age 1-3 and 3-5).  I haven't seen the spot where we'll be yet - I'm planning to make it mostly site specific.  So far I have the ideas of sticks and threads, roads/passages and dwellings which can be adapted to most spaces.

Tomorrow I have to get up very early to catch a train to Alingsås for the last day of another pedagogic project; a wallpainting project with teenagers. We've finally reached the part when we will do the actual painting!

Sunday, April 07, 2013

preparing visual play

Today I went to the forrest to get some ideas and gather material for a workshop in visual play. More photos tomorrow ...

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

I will be thankful later

For what feels like uncountable days I've been cleaning, arranging, sorting, cutting old paintings into pieces, throwing stuff away etc. The amount of stuff I've collected! I'm keeping the old self portrait though (it must be more than 15 years old). I laughed when I realized I still use those working paints, but now for screen printing ...

By Friday I should have arranged it all in my studio ...