What is an Origami Zoo?

What is an origami zoo? An origami zoo is what we’re about to do!

Phase 1: Puppies for Pets

Now that…is an Origami Zoo!


“Woof! Woof!”





The Doodler

Ok I admit it: I doodle on my students’ papers sometimes. But don’t blame me totally, their sentences are so creative, they’re practically begging for illustrations. Here are some of my recent ones. Which one do you think is the best sketch? Drop a comment in the comments. If you don’t think they’re nice say neither, please stop doodling. And then I *sniffle* will *sniffle sniffle* stop doodling….

Pic #1


Pic #2


Pic #3 (this student got a two for one…actually a three for one: I drew some Bangla 🙈)



Pic #4


Beautiful Things Await Those Who Wait

For our 2016 art sessions, we’ve been focusing on painting for our first unit of study. And although our 8th graders did not think they could do it, they have come up with some wonderful nature scenes. They had to learn painting is self-appeasing.

It is about self-expression, and it does not have to look exactly like someone else’s to look good. As our on-screen instructor Bob Ross taught us: there are no mistakes in painting, just happy accidents. It took some time and now…behold: serene hand painted nature scenes!

Sessions #1 -4