Pattern Play (5-7)
What is a pattern? A repeated design? Naturally occurring shapes or forms? Symmetry or asymmetry? Together we'll use our eyes and cameras to explore and record both natural patterns and manmade patterns. Then we'll create some of our own--outdoor sculptures/mosaics, nature mandalas, dyed paper, printed leaves, simple stitching and projects inspired by our young participants. Come dressed to spend time outdoors and get messy!
Lisa Kaija received her BA in Art History at Dartmouth College and her K-6 General Education/Visual Arts teaching certification through the Upper Valley Teacher Institute. During the last thirty years, she taught all subjects in grades K-4 and some subjects in grade 5-6 in various Upper Valley public and private schools. She has trained mid-life career changers to become teachers and raised five children with her husband, Kevin. Lisa revels in teaching art. The question she dodges most often is “Are you an artist?,” since she considers herself a teacher first and an artist second, and elementary art teachers need to know a little about a lot of different art forms. She thrives on challenges and enjoys being creative with people of any age.