Kindergartners have a blast making their own books in Santa Monica’s CREST Enrichment program which provides a variety of after school classes in Santa Monica Public Schools.
Which is more adorable, the book, or the dimple?!
What will happen with “The Three Kittens”?
The smile is the winner, and this little maker is a wonderful writer and visual artist too!
Peruse, cut, paste…
Draw draw draw…one of our most immediate visual art forms…make your Mark!
Industrious and serious writers.
What shall I choose?
Combining the visual and the written…
Kindergartners learning to write, and spell. Impressive.
They create the pages, they fill the pages.
Working with accordion fold / concertina books.
Influencing each others work?!
“Folded Fan Book”: accordion fold spine, with covers and pages attached.
Layering texture, shape and color.
Robert helps us out. Thank you, Robert of the CREST Enrichment program Staff!
An elaborate fairy tale…involving a path, a house, and fairies.
Working side by side, two creative solitudes in community.
This maker has a fascination and love of Mythology…and the Greek gods.
Checking out each others’ work. And each other.
The magic of Washi Tape!
One of our student’s Dads, a fun-loving dentist, joined us for this class…and made his own book
Students thrive in a supportive environment filled with materials, laughter, learning, and patient adults.
We were so fortunate during this class to have both CREST Enrichment program Staff Diana and Michelle be with us, as well as our dentist Dad, and a CREST staff trainee. The students really felt the support!
To. Be. Continued. It is the Story that never ends…Creative Expression.
Let’s keep starting the process young!