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Spilling paint September 26, 2008

Filed under: projects — alaplante @ 8:00 am

The junior kindergarteners read the book It Looked Like Spilt Milk. They examined lots of odd shapes, finding familiar objects within the shapes. In addition to their drawings, the students got to spill their own “milk” on paper, to see what kind of splatters they could get.

Matt, about his drawing, “This shape was just a fish, but then I turned it into a spider-fish. And the little orange one is a fire-fish, like a fireman, but a fish.”

Students spilling paint on the floor to watch it splatter:


Telegraph September 24, 2008

Filed under: news — alaplante @ 9:03 am
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The Morse Telegraph is coming out soon…here are the Art Studio’s updates in the telegraph:

  • The studio is always looking for donations, usually recyclable items. Things you may drop off include: newspaper, paper towel tubes, paper bags, plastic caps and lids, nature magazines, old calendars, and fabric. If you ever have other items that may be useful, email me and I’ll let you know if they’re worth bringing in! Also, if your student’s project will require specific donations, I will send notices out.
  • The Morse Arts Committee is a volunteer parent organization committed to improving the art and music programs at the Morse School. Volunteer opportunities may include assisting in the classroom, working at special events, or planning school arts events. If you have an interest in volunteering your time, please email me at There will be a fall meeting soon.

Welcome! September 19, 2008

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Thanks for checking out the new blog for the Art Studio at Morse.  The goal of this blog is to showcase student work, highlight special projects, and get general news out to the Morse community.  Students will have an opportunity to write entries as well, providing their own insight to the explorations in the studio.  I’m looking forward to a great year at Morse!

To start things out, here are a couple photos from Mr. Klinman’s class, practicing their observational drawing skills in the Citysprouts garden:

Feel free to stop into the studio anytime to say hello or email me at any time:

-Ms. Laplante