Halloween is just around the corner… wait, scratch that. Halloween was almost a month ago, which is when I started typing up what was suppose to be my 4th entry, but then this happened…

 Gradient Seasons Project

… earlier this month, I gave a lecture on color gradients and simultaneous contrast to A’s kindergarten class, which was followed by a group painting project demonstrating the concepts presented in the lecture. We looked to the four seasons for subject matter and color palettes. I used contact paper to make stencils and the kids applied the paint with cotton swabs moving from dark to light in the opposite direction of the gradient background.

Then we had multiple birthday parties to attend. There are a lot of November babies!

birthday sawyer

skeeball Atticus 

I also made a deal with A’s piano teacher and traded some coffee filter/felt/cotton ball sheep hats and a recital backdrop for lessons.

 sheep hats

Luckily, I am married to a sculptor, who managed to make the structure for the backdrop with cardboard boxes, brown paper and a few choice adhesives in just a few hours. The kids had fun painting the snow and now I think we need to paint a mural together somewhere…

bus mural progress 2

bus mural progress

I cut out holes for the red bus lights, taped colored transparent film to the back and placed a couple light stands behind the backdrop to create this effect. This was all our piano teacher’s idea and we were so happy to help bring it to life. It was a wonderful night of music and A is super proud of his medal and his snow.










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