A Valentine party and art group reunion

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We had an art group reunion and potluck brunch this morning which was super fun. It's hard to believe it's been almost six months since we stopped our weekly meetings!

The kids are decorating heart-shaped cookies above. And eating them too, of course.


Here's Justin's — can you see the cookie under the icing and sprinkles?

We also did some heart printing in the studio, using both sponges cut into heart shapes and potatoes cut into hearts and other shapes (thanks to Molly for the expert potato cutting). Stella and Thalia, below, are using the sponges for smearing paint as well as printing.


Caleb, below, cranked out more paintings than anyone else, which was a far cry from when he joined the group on his first birthday and more paint went to his mouth than to the paper.


Fun times were had by all. Well, by me at least. Almost makes me want to start up the art group again!

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

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  1. says

    It certainly makes me want to start up an art group too! I’m looking forward to trying out all of your art group ideas when my daughter reaches toddlerhood. It looks like such good, hands-on fun!

  2. says

    Nice to see your studio buzzing again!
    BTW, the first graders had a blast stamping with heart shaped potato stamps and onions. They made some wonderful designs. It was neat to see the difference between them and the toddlers and preschoolers I usually work with. Some still enjoyed just making random designs, while some created patterns, borders and representational designs with the stamps (flowers, butterflies, faces).

  3. says

    Wow, super cool stamping. I’m glad you guys had so much fun!
    Julie, using onions for stamping sounds like a great idea– I’ll bet it makes a neat design within whatever shape you cut out. =)