Author Archives: Tessera

Artful Education

Karen Luke Fildes joined us to teach about bees and pollination of flowers using art and stories. We told the story of a little girl who put flowers in her hair and made friends with some bees.   After talking … Continue reading

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Leprechaun Traps

This year’s leprechaun traps were super effective! Mostly. While we recovered a huge amount of leprechaun gold and treasure, the wee folk themselves have gotten away again!     words

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Making Tracks with Hawkeye

Our latest adventure into wilderness lore with Hawkeye taught us about the marks different kinds of animal feet make, including handling some preserved paws and hooves, as well as plaster casts of tracks. We also learned how plaster casts are … Continue reading

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Collaborative Dog Sculpture part 2

We’ve moved from plans to clay with our collaborative sculpture project. Everyone has a chance to get their hands dirty in preparing and shaping the clay to create this gigantic work of art.  

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Studying Mammals

Hawkeye was with us to teach us about Mammals! We talked about what it means to be warm blooded, live birth (as opposed to laying eggs, with a nod to the platypus), and nursing babies. We learned that giraffes have … Continue reading

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Collaborative Dog Sculpture part 1

Kathryn from Clay Date was here to help us start into our Year of the Dog (which starts February 16th) art projects. We studied source material, did independent design sketches, then worked together to combine our visions.   Making sure … Continue reading

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New Year, New Art!

Happy New Year! We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and that the new year was born with fun and joy. The kids are already cranking out new art in the new year (though Winter is certainly still hanging … Continue reading

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Clay Date Workshop Wonders

Make Monday special with Kathryn from Clay Date! Sculpting and shaping my clay with friends and fun Ian the best way to start the week. Clay Play with Clay Date Monday, December 4th (Shoreline schools off) 9:00 – 3:00  Play with, … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Arts & Fun

Thanksgiving break is almost here! Celebrate with friends and fun at Tessera where we’ll be sculpting, dancing, playing music and working up a serious appetite for Thursday. Clayplay and Autumn Creation Stations Mon, Tues, Wed. November, 20th-22nd (Seattle Schools off) … Continue reading

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Dia de los Muertos

  Our Dia de los Muertos celebration launched a new month of art, fun, and learning. Everyone made skull masks to parade and dance.     We set up an altar and learned about how those who came before us, … Continue reading

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