Adventurous Art

Category: Art

  • Breathe: Art Lives in Community

    Breathe: Art Lives in Community

    “This morning I have been pondering a nearly forgotten lesson I learned in high school music. Sometimes in band or choir, music requires players or singers to hold a note longer than they actually can hold a note. In those cases, we were taught to mindfully stagger when we took a breath so the sound […]

  • Looking Back, Looking Forward

    Looking Back, Looking Forward

    Four years ago this weekend, in the midst of concern over the potential for our country to unravel after the 2016 election, I had an opportunity at the last minute to create something at an arts festival in Ypsilanti, Michigan. My head was a mix of fear, worry, protectiveness, hope, connection, and disconnection. Although my […]

  • How to Make: Origami Jumping Frog

    How to Make: Origami Jumping Frog

    In honor of the Partners for Amphibian and Reptile Conservation’s first annual Amphibian Week, I will be publishing two amphibian related activities. Each activity will require about 90 minutes altogether if you do all the parts, and each contains some observation, some playful learning opportunities, and concludes with a Maker project and a chance to […]

  • Make it Out of the Ordinary: Faux Luminariaux

    Make it Out of the Ordinary: Faux Luminariaux

    This post about making something Out of the Ordinary isthe first of several I will be doing in collaboration with WonderFool Productions as a part of their new initiative, FOOLmoon CommUNITY in which they will enable creative engagement with WonderFool artists both as a response to the current physical isolation, and to deepen and extend […]

  • How to Make: Shadow Puppet Machine for FOOLmoon Reimagined

    How to Make: Shadow Puppet Machine for FOOLmoon Reimagined

    Join the fun and create a shadow-puppet machine for FOOLmoon Reimagined 2020.

  • UNTIED-UNITED: Stronger Together

    UNTIED-UNITED: Stronger Together

    FLY’s weekend was inspiring and magical.  We made a web of interconnectedness at DIYpsi, which we titled “Untied-United.”  It’s now hanging on our wall but the process was interactive and thoughtful. About 100 visitors contributed to the yarn-bomb over the two day event, and many many others peered in the door. Given the divisive climate […]

  • Mad Science: Calder; Mobiles and Paper

    What do you think of kinetic art?  Does it sound complicated and hard?  It’s not, it is just a fancy way of saying “Art that moves.”   This last week at Mad Science Saturday we explored motion and balance looking at the kinetic art of Alexander Calder. To make this project, our young renaissance artists […]

  • Itsy Bitsy Spider Projects

    Itsy Bitsy Spider Projects

    This is a lesson which I prepared to teach EFL students in Spain.  In it they practice numbers, learn to indicate up and down, practice the weather, and learn how to ask some questions.  This project was done with children between six and nine years of age. [Coming Soon, more videos as well as clear […]

  • ABC Segovia

    To see the video, click here or on the photo above*   This project was done with three little girls, a family with whom I went on a vacation. They had been my students for a little over a year, and the younger girls were in kindergarten, and the older girl in third grade. Through […]