Frida Kahlo Diorama

  "Feet, what do I need them for when I have wings to fly." - Frida Kahlo. Frida Kahlo had polio when she was 6 and was severely injured in a bus accident at the age of 18. Some say she wore long skirts and focused on her outer beauty...

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Inside a Cave Diorama - Goose Grease After School

The second diorama theme from our Diorama I class is "Inside a Cave." We start by building out the boxes with papier mache and teaching the kids a general lesson about caves, stalagmites and stalactites. In the second session we teach about cave paintings and focus on the beautiful caves...

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The Himalayas Diorama

We began our Himalayas Diorama by building a mountainous structure with plaster strips. We made a space for a snow leopard. During this lesson we used the opportunity to discuss different types of clouds, snow leopards and their habits, Tibetan prayer flags and villages in the Himalayas.    We spent...

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Pioneer Camp - Teaching Pioneer History Through Art

  We recently hosted five girls in our home studio to teach all about the frontier lifestyle. We used the frontier town of Walnut Grove, Minnesota from 1870 as our inspiration. We began with the spectacular modular homes from Little Sapling Toys. Our first step was to treat the outer surface...

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