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New Goddess

I found this in the studio camera. There were four students who conceived of, posed for, and shot this image. I did a little Photoshopping because there were some things which blocked one side, and whoever took the picture took only one shot.... [ Join the Discussion, Ask Questions, Introduce a New Topic! ]

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Young Fashion Designers, Photographers, and Models

(Click on the Image to see the animation.) This website is another tool I use to have a creative dialogue with my students. If you look at the most recent posts you can notice that two girls predominate. They have discovered that if they leave me images on the studio camera, they get a reflection [...]... [ Join the Discussion, Ask Questions, Introduce a New Topic! ]

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Serendipity

What is a creative dialogue? The animation above started with a student inventing elaborate velvet curtains for a miniature stage. She “… left them for someone else to use.” I hung them up where they might be noticed. A few weeks later the two girls in the animation photographed each other On Stage.... [ Join the Discussion, Ask Questions, Introduce a New Topic! ]

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“Vinyl Scratch”: Soft Sculpture

(Click on Image to See from All Sides.) Some soft sculptures are very intricate. This one took us many hours with an adult student, during private sessions to create.... [ Join the Discussion, Ask Questions, Introduce a New Topic! ]

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Poster Board and Cloth skirts

"They are funny. They don't hurt to put on. They are in style. They are Poster Board Skirts!" says one of the designers of these fanciful garments. I find it interesting that she phrased her comments for this blog to sound like an advertisement. When they have the opportunity, children play at everything, including designing advertising. Poster Board Skirts! I'd never have thought to... [ Join the Discussion, Ask Questions, Introduce a New Topic! ]

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How to Become What We Idealize.

Children often like to dress up to embody their favorite movie characters. We don’t have to wait for Halloween. This is the second Elsa dress I made with a student since the animation Frozen came out.... [ Join the Discussion, Ask Questions, Introduce a New Topic! ]

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A Year Makes a Difference in Design Consciousness

In my school children design their own soft sculptures. The image on the left was taken a year prior to the one on the right. You can see in the photos above, that this student's sense of design has matured. On the left... [ Join the Discussion, Ask Questions, Introduce a New Topic! ]

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Children Love to Create Animation

When I was a child we had the edges of notebook pages to work out our hand drawn animations. Now ... [ Join the Discussion, Ask Questions, Introduce a New Topic! ]

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Parents Participate with Their Children

An important aspect of my program is that we learn from each. That’s why I’m delighted when parents want to participate with their children. What better modeling is there than for children to see that adults can be creative too? This lovely little sculpture was done by the mother of my student. She has generously [...]... [ Join the Discussion, Ask Questions, Introduce a New Topic! ]

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The Cape

After experimenting with the fabric this student decided to make a cape. She found the style she wanted on Google Images.... [ Join the Discussion, Ask Questions, Introduce a New Topic! ]

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