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I have added a lot of new work to my flickr gallery. Stop over and take a look on Flickr.

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I am teaching two workshops at the Shemer Art Center  for Summer artSpace.

Tuesday June 17, 2014 Clothes Pin Toy Art Workshop From 10 AM – 12:15 PM and again from 12:45 – 3:00PM

Tuesday June 24, 2014  Duct Tape Toy Art Workshop From 10 AM – 12:15 PM and again from 12:45 – 3:00PM

Both workshops will be inspired by the exhibition Joy of Toys on view at the Shemer Art Center this Summer. The work included in this show highlights toys from around the world created out of recycled materials. Join these workshops to create your own toys out of found objects. Enrollment is online – forms can be downloaded HERE




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Enrollment is online – forms can be downloaded HERE


I am teaching a workshop this summer for the City of Glendale, AZ. If you have kids looking for a week of creativity sign them up! REGISTER HERE

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Inspired by a couple of our favorite books about balloons including Balloon Farm and You Can’t Take a Balloon into the Metropolitan Museum we decided it was only fitting to dedicate some summer camp time to exploring balloons.

balloon farm books

We had the hopes of creating a homemade hot air balloon but after visiting three different locations and being told there was no helium available due to a recent mine closure we knew we needed to talk about balloons even more! We had a lot of fun experimenting with simple latex balloons.

We played balloon games, watched movies about balloons including UP and Balloon Farm and checked out more books about balloons from the library. We drew a lot of pictures of balloons, hot air balloons, run-a-way balloons and live balloons with faces and we also ate balloon inspired meals. We conducted experiments with heat, fire, baking soda and lemons. We tested our our human produced electricity and we made water balloons for an outdoor water balloon fight. Here are some highlights of the balloon experimental fun we had.

Click HERE to check out all previous summer camp action.

101_5305Electricity created by static from our hair.

101_8280Baking soda and lemon juice really do create a gas that blows up a balloon!

101_8284If you fill the bottom of a balloon up with a 1/4 cup of water it actually won’t pop when placed over a flame!

101_8287An empty soda bottle placed in a pan of boiling water really will blow up a balloon the is stretched over the top of the bottle!

101_8288Water balloons ready for a battle!

101_8291Cool Summer water balloon fight!


Click HERE to check out all previous summer camp action.

We played science games, checked out science movies and books from the library. We drew a lot of mad scientist pictures and we also ate several science inspired meals. Here are some highlights of the science fun we had.

We worked on the science of baking by making homemade Cake Pops.




We experiments with borax, corn starch, corn flour and liquid soap by making homemade Goo, slime and quick sand.




We tested our tasted buds by creating our own fizzy soda pop – truly not very tasty but it was a fun experiment! We create soda in the flavors of lime, cinnamon, vanilla and cherry.



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