Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Fun With Pumpkins For Fall

1 little, 2 little, three little, pumpkins.

We innovated an old halloween classic. We made the most colorful cheerful pumpkins some had stripes others had dots some where jackson pollock style. 

Three little, four little, five little, pumpkins.

Painted pumpkins can be delicious treats between meals.

Paint containers can be art too!

fingers can be art!


Friday, February 18, 2011

ArtPlay Participant Survey

What is your major?
What is your Favorite Food?
Who is your Favorite Artist?
Phone Number
(Do you mind receiving texts?)
(Do you mind receiving emails?)
How much time do you have to give to serving with art in our community? (Any amount helps!!! You should answer this based on the type of experience YOU would like to gain)
1-2 activities/week
1-2 activities/month
1-2 activities/ semester
other amount____________

What are the best possible days for you to participate in ArtPlay activities?(please denote what times on which days)
Sun.        Mon.        Tues.        Wed.         Thurs.        Fri.            Sat.

Do you own a car? If so would you be interested in helping in the transportation of volunteers if reimbursed for gas?

What type of work/play are you interested in participating in?
PR: Advertisement, Branding
Quality control: surveying contributors, participants and community members to bolster satisfaction rates across the board,
Fundraising and Grant writing
Hands on projects with participants from Rosbrooks (art classes, collaborative art practice, therapy sessions, mentoring, personal interaction….)
   Facilitator (creates classes)                Assistant Facilitator(helps with classes)

What age groups are you interested in working with?
5-7years              8-12years             13-18years                 adults

What are you interested in learning from your experience with ArtPlay at Rosebrooks?
How to communicate your ideas with diverse groups of people
How to use your unique skills as an artist to server our community
How to apply humanist ideas/artistic concepts such as gender equality, multi-culturalisum, social justice, to real life interactions
Getting insight into art therapeutic processes
How to mutually mentor other KCAI students, or how to mentor younger contributors from our community
Insight into how community art projects are created and facilitated
Conceptual development (how to relate studio practices to a broader audience)
What do you need from us?
Budget for community related project
Guidance/Support/conceptual development
Volunteer education classes (how to balance self care with art school and other activities, how to interact with children, how to interact with other cultures, how to facilitate art classes…)
Is this survey missing anything? Do you have any critique on ArtPlay practices so far?

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

First Rosebrooks Meeting of the Semester!!

At this meeting we will discuss how volunteering in our community is related to the broader issues of gender equality, cultural awareness, and social justice. We will also talk about how this specific service learning type experience can help us grow as people and in our art.

Monday, January 31, 2011

The Value of Art in Early Childhood

The Value of Art in Early Childhood

Children's Self-Portraits Reveal Personal Narratives

Children's Self-Portraits Reveal Personal Narratives

I really enjoy that in this article the speaker/ teacher really take the time to analyze and take children's art into serious conceptual consideration. I believe that children's art indeed is packed with personal symbols and meaning. If you ever have questions about this you should ask a child about there art, they will tell you a whole story about the piece.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

End of Semester Elucidate Show Documentation

These are some images from a Power Point that I created to show at the end of semester critique.  These are pictures and descriptions of the material that was presented at the Elucidate Show at KCAI. Please read and behold carefully the descriptions are 50% of the art in my opinion. If you want to get a closer look at the images you can click on them to make them larger. Also there are some questions at the end that may or may not apply to blog readers but if any apply to you please leave some comments. 

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Jane Goodall helps humans and animals live together | Video on

Jane Goodall helps humans and animals live together | Video on
Jane Goodall is so intelligent and inspiring I absolutely love listening to her speak about hope and the individual responsibility we have each day.