Posts made in October, 2010
This month I will be teaching an Andy Goldsworthy lesson for Arts Around at Tyler and Aaron’s school. Each month I visit the Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades. I present an artist and then have the kids do their own project inspired by the artist that we learned about. Since Andy Goldsworthy works almost exclusively with natural, site-specific objects, the boys and I gave it a try in our own front yard, making our own natural sculptures from leaves, twigs and flowers. Here’s a video of what we did. (I dedicate the video to my mom because Jackson and Aiden have not stopped singing “Zippity-do-dah” since my mom and dad were here to watch the boys for the week we were in the Bahamas!)
Today the boys and I went to the pumpkin cart down the street where a pumpkin farmer drops off his pumpkins everyday. We picked out our pumpkins and left our dollars in the money box and went home to start carving! Tyler and Aaron carved their own pumpkins and I carved Jackson’s and Aiden’s according to their design. Jackson’s pumpkin also has a carving of a little Jack on the back of his Jack-o-lantern face. Aiden calls his a “pun-kin HEAD” and wanted to make sure that I carved eyebrows into his “pun-kin HEAD”.