This week I had an opportunity to participate in the Aldrich Museum,New World Kids Camp by being the “real world” Shape person. The philosophy of collect, explore and create uses the Sensory Alphabet ( the more tangible of the elements and principles of design) to name a concept and experience it with play and other.
On Wednesday, I stopped by to observe Gary Lichtenstein create screen prints of letters using the primary colors on “Color” Day. I could have been one of the six-year-olds, I was so excited to be watching color blend into it’s rainbow.
Today I presented lots of shapes in quilts with an accompanying story to get the dialog going.
They couldn’t resist the inclination to try out my soft blankies.
I stuck around to see the children make self-portraits with fabric shapes I brought. What amazes me is how spontaneous kids are with random materials. I love watching this happen.
Lengths of selvage became shape makers turned seating plan, turned, stop tying your buddy up!