Ana Mendieta Silhouettes

Flower Man

Flower Man

Straight and Still

Straight and Still

Still Man

Still Man

Dance Ghost

Dance Ghost

Fragmented Mentation

Fragmented Mentation

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Circuits that Squish!

Ellie illuminates her circuit!

Ellie illuminates her circuit!

After an afternoon of exploring circuits by building a battery out of oranges and completing copper foil circuits, students delved into the world of squishy circuits!

Squishy circuits were developed by the Playful Learning Lab at the University of St. Thomas. In essence, the wires of a circuit are replaced by conductive playdough!

You can learn more about them at this site.

MakeNatural: A day of making inspired by Andy Goldsworthy and Ana Mendieta

Gabriella's sculpture "The Cave"

Gabriella’s sculpture “The Cave”

On Thursday, students had a conversation about permanence and impermanence by looking at the works of Ana Mendieta and Andy Goldsworthy. They then went down to the river bank to try their hand at sculptures made from natural materials!

Students drew inspiration from artist Andy Goldsworthy

Students drew inspiration from artist Andy Goldsworthy

Students drew inspiration from the work of Ana Mendieta

Students drew inspiration from the work of Ana Mendieta

The results were these awesome and unique sculptures that they left behind.