Try your hand at Zentangle. What is Zentangle? Zentangles are miniature pieces of unplanned, abstract art created through simple repetitive patterns on a blank piece of paper. The process of creating a Zentangle is a form of "artistic meditation" as one becomes completely engrossed in making each pattern, deliberately focusing on "one stroke at a time". The creativity options and pattern combinations are boundless. All you have to do is get a blank piece of paper and a pen. First, you take your pen and draw some random lines on your paper. You can have straight lines, zigzag, or any type of random "string" shape. Once you have your lines take your pen and draw any design you want in between your lines. Above and below are just a couple of examples, but you can use any design you want. There are additional examples on display at the library.
Join the fun and help create a Zentangle mosaic at the library. Take a piece of paper (provided) and make a "tangle". Bring it back to the library and we'll piece it together with all the others and make a large mosaic full of the designs (And, you will have discovered a fun, new way to meditate or relax!).
The week's theme for the three preschool sessions was all about instruments and music. Miss Deana's group at NC were intrigued by the child's accordion I brought with me, and I had to promise I would let Miss Deana bring it to class sometime and let everyone play it. I think I will bring my big accordion and play along.... should be fun!
The MCCDC group enjoyed rhythm activities with all kinds of instruments: maracas, sticks, shakers, sand blocks, and tambourines.
The group that met at the library listened as we talked about different sounds and instruments, and then we had our very own marching band. They did very well keeping the beat going.
For November, the Art Club is going to create a turkey or other silly bird marionette to take home. Just watching one of these silly creations "walk" makes you chuckle. Here are some pictures I borrowed from Pinterest to give you an idea of what we will be doing------sort of! Ours will be the turkey variety of silly bird, just in time for the holidays. And they will be bigger....and, I think, much cuter! Kids grades 1-6 welcome to come, 3:30 = 5 PM Monday November 18th.
The library will close at noon on November 11 in honor of Veteran's Day. The parade starts at 2 PM. We hope you will all come and watch the parade and show your respect for the veterans who made our country safe and strong. If you watch the parade near the library, look for some of the library personnel. We will be passing out some special patriotic items as long as they last.
Don't forget to come to Art Club on the 18th. We had to change the date because of Veteran's Day. We will be making turkey marionettes.
Today we looked at the letter "H" and especially hands and hats. After singing a modified version of "If You're Happy and You Know It," we read some hat books and sang a goofy song called "I GOT MY HAT." Then we each picked out a fantastic (???) hat Judy created for each child and made some "hairy H's for our notebooks."