Our goal is to encourage a culture of collaboration, inclusiveness, and creative thinking through arts based early education.
Tessera leverages a curriculum of visual, musical, movement based and multi-sensory arts to incorporate a variety of educational subjects and environmental explorations. We are a secular community linking families from North Seajttle, to Shoreline, Edmonds, and Bothell.
❄️Winter Break Wonders ❄️
Glittering Goo Or Sparkling Slime
Friday, January 26th (Edmonds Schools off)
Monday, Janurary 29th (Shoreline Schools off)
Wednesday , Janurary 31st (Seattle Schools off)
9:00 – 3:00 We’ll be creating a collaborative creature, a massive glittering gelatinous mass to play with and manipulate. A bit of chemistry and a lot of fun create a multisensory experience that makes a great way add some sparkle to the depths of winter.
Sign up for our upcoming workshops while there’s still room, or see the menu above for more information on our selection of programs.
Tessera is a Greek word describing a small tile used to create mosaics. We work to provide children with opportunity for individual exploration, but also emphasize collaborative projects with peers. Every child is both a unique individual, and an integral part of our larger community. We work together to create a supportive, unhurried environment where children can focus on processes, creation and self expression.
This week at Tessera we’ve been making bird feeders out of oranges. The best part is that we get to juice the oranges first. With a few holes in the rind, they are easy to hang with yarn. Make sure to grab a bag of seed at pickup so your child’s feeder can attracting migrating birds.
Everything we need to make a natural bird feeder (as well as some yummy juice!)
Some kids come for the bird feeder. Some are in it for the juice. It’s a fun way to start the day however you do it.
Hollowing out oranges to make a seed cup is the most delicious (for humans) part of making this kind of bird feeder.
Spaces are filling up fast in Tessera’s winter break workshop!
Reserve your spot by Thursday, 12/15 and your child can stay until 3:30 at no additional cost!
Guarantee a your child has the chance to make unique handmade gifts for this holiday season.
Sign up today!
Hand made gifts wrapped by the kids themselves are the best kind of present anyone can ask for.
Winter Break- Gift Making Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday December 21,22, 23 9:30am-2:30pm
Children will make and take two quality, wrapped gifts, as well as unique items of their own design!Bring a lunch and be ready to get messy!
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Sifting the fibers from the water allows layers to be added slowly to control weight.
Join us this Saturday (11/19) for a weekend workshop where we’live learn to make paper that can be used to make original art or cards. Perfect holiday gifts or treasured master piece to keep, each page will be as unique as your child.
Our first Spooky Stuff Creation Station was a monstrous success, with all kinds of creepy crawly art and objects created to evoke the spirit of the season. Don’t miss our next Spooky Workshops coming up Saturday Oct 29 and Monday Oct. 31.
We worked together to build an autumn tree decorated with the colors and shapes of the world changing all around us.
We used a variety of media to create works of art to strike terror in the hearts of all who dare to look upon them. (Though actually, most of their work was really cute)
We had a multi-sensory creature hunt when a nest of horrors was discovered in a bin full of shaving cream!
The real creature creation kicked into the gear with the creation of molds shaped to creep out guests or trick or treaters this Halloween: Spiders, bats and things that creep and crawl.
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Our October collaboration is coming along quite nicely!
The kids have been taking turns adding layers of newspaper and then orange stained crepe paper to create a truly gigantic Tessera style jack-o-lantern. It’s hanging up to dry, and so we can reach the bottom, right now. Make sure to have a look when you come by the classroom! Next week we’ll be adding decorations.
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