An artist’s recollection of preschool
An artist’s recollection of preschool Follow the link above for a brief interview with Tia Matthies, resident painter at Vermont Studio Center in April 2014.
The older toddlers have been learning how to do yoga! A student’s Dad put the offer out to Katlyn and Sheila and they took it! So every Thursday rain or shine, the toddlers all gather in the studio for some relaxation and exploration. They started off quickly getting excited about the poses, being animals and…
Lending a Helping Hand
M. walks up to the sink to wash his hands, he finds S. there struggling to pump the soap. He very gently offers to help. Taking the soap container from her and prompting her to open her hand and pumps the soap into her hand. He then verbally guides her through washing her hands.
Writing and Receiving Letters – The Purple Dragon
Upon moving into the Older Toddler classroom the children sparked an interest in the purple dragon, a few weeks later the children noticed an old rusted mail box and with a little encouragement from teachers, the children’s interest flourished into a passion! The children started by asking a lot of questions about the purple dragon,…
“To read a book for the first time is to make an acquaintance with a new friend; to read it for a second time is to meet an old one.” -Chinese Proverb
Trial and Error
The following are a series of photos of A. taken over several minutes. We see A. arranging and re arranging a set of blocks. Stacking and sliding the blocks until the desired arrangement is reached.
Preschool Book Arts Gallery
This virtual gallery represents a year of making in the Blue Preschool. From the making of paper to the crafting of narrative, we broke the art of making books apart and studied each piece. Fiber, ink, adhesives, needle and thread, scissors, letters, numbers and stories were our materials. Our methods were diverse. There are many,…
In the dark afternoons of Winter Solstice time, we give headlamps and flashlights to the preschoolers to brighten their outdoor play. I documented their movements with an old-fashioned camera trick: analog film, tripod, shutter-release cable, and a combination of long and multiple exposures per frame. I call the series, “Fireflies”.