Minni’s Fun with Fabric week is July 22–26 and spots are still available! Planned activities include fabric dying and fabric printing, with inspiration pulled from a selection of textiles from around the globe. Projects will be tailored to students’ ages and familiarity with sewing. No experience necessary! Sign up today to join!
We learned all about primary colors and so much more in Color Love this summer. Students mixed colors, used different types of paint and tools to create works big and small and make a few messes along the way!
Printing pretty patterns! We are offering another session of our Nature Lovers summer program again July 29th–August 2nd. This week is all about creating art outside in the most fun mix of forms with the most outdoorsy mix of materials. Projects include making sun prints, constructing animal habitats using elements of local trees, plants, and earth collected on our daily excursions.
Color matching and sensory fun in the creative play lounge! Our beautiful lounge is available on weekdays for drop-in art projects, play-based creative activities, and reading in our well-stocked book nook. This week it's all about Red, White and Blue! 🔴⚪ 🔵
Week 2 of our summer program kicks off today! This week's themes are Color Love and Patten Play. In our morning session, students are experimenting with color mixing, using various tools to paint, print and collage works big and small. 🌈 The afternoon session is all about exploring mark making, shapes, and color interaction while finding the path to playful patterns.
Our first full day in Boston was a huge success! The kids and I hit up the Boston Children’s Museum, and boy oh boy was it fun. The hands-on exhibits were spectacular - so good that there were zero arguments. And, there is a beautifully designed playground right next door to ease the transition from museum to outside world. If you’re ever in Boston, this is a must-see! - Our travel tips: Start early! We climbed the tower structure first, while most seemed to be passing it by, then went to the top floor first. Pack your lunch! There isn’t a whole lot right beside the museum, so take food unless you’re okay with walking a bit. Plus, eating outside along the harbor is a great way to recharge. There IS a Starbucks across the street. Take a quarter! Seriously. There are lockers in the museum so that you don’t have to lug your stuff around, AND they are FREE! You just need a quarter, which you get back at the end. Take a walk! Take advantage of the park next door. It’s amazing! . . . . #onomatopoeialife#lifeoutloud#lularoescarlett#adventuringwithkids#bostonwithkids#bostonchildrensmuseum#mamahood#explorecreatelearn
↤↤↤↤↤ 𝐆ｉŕㄥ𝕤 ή𝕀𝐆ⒽＴ ↦↦↦↦↦⠀ ⠀ 🌟⠀ ✨⠀ ⭐️⠀ ⠀ I had such a blast yesterday taking Orion out for a girls night! We saw a very special screening of Who Framed Roger Rabbit? at Somerville Theater. The film was an original 35mm print 🎥 and my friend Gary gave a wonderful talk before hand on how the movie came to be. It was really a concept ahead of its time, animated characters acting alongside human counterparts, and one that I continue to love to this day. His story definitely inspired me to make sure I honor my daughter's creative side and let her know that anything is possible. Parental support and encouragement allows art such as this to be created and can set our children up with the confidence to go after their vision no matter how many times they may hear "no". ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ At Orion's graduation 🎓 last week her teacher said she was the class creative. She loves artwork, and had more in her folder than anyone else by the end of the year. Her signature touch is adding cute details to her work, and I am so excited to see where she goes with her fantastical world view. I will certainly be sure to encourage her to color her cows whatever color she wants!! 🌈 🐄 🙌 ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ We rounded out the night with pizza and candlepin 🎳 at Sacco/Flatbread around the corner. It was her first time bowling and it was amazing, she took right to it! It was such a joy to give her this taste of summer, staying out late, playing, and of course an air-conditioned movie with copious amounts of popcorn (shout out to Somerville Theater for the best 🍿 ever!!!). As I watch her continue her transition from toddler to kid and develop more and more of a personality and depth moments like these become that much more special. I have had on my mind that this is the point in her life when memories will start to stick, although she already tends to remember everything, and I am so honored to create them
Summer is here! We are welcoming this season with open arms. Our summer program for little artists ages 4–9 runs until August 23 with different themes each week. We have limited spots left, be sure to sign up to keep the kiddos inspired, engaged and creative this summer.