Studio Yellow 2017-18

‘Marshmallows’ unwrapped

The last time we visited the Linde Gallery, Ian McMahon was still in the process of installing his piece, Tether. We felt it was time to introduce the children to the finished artwork. With so many

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Inspired by a pencil point

Last week, after sharpening their pencils to a precise point, both Alex and Avery discovered they could make patterns by pushing the point through the paper rather than drawing on it.   With the holes revealed they

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The Octopus

Just as they have done throughout the year, the children pause and bring to life those spaces in between within the Sculpture Park. During our last nature walk, we first stopped at Secret Tree, dubbed so

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Musings in the Park

A recent visit to deCordova’s Sculpture Park triggered some thoughts from the children of Studio Yellow.     Studying Noemie Goudal’s Telluris “I think it is somewhere cold.” – Sofia“I think the blocks are a house.” – Julia“I

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Can you tell me how to write…?

Visitors to Studio Yellow will discover a bursting enthusiasm around letters, names and writing in general. During recent months, children have taken to labelling their work with their names or signature trademark. Recently this interest has

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Letters are everywhere!

Nature walks are often a time when we slow down, ponder and look at things closely. Recently, the children have been noticing the different shapes that are prevalent within the natural world.  In particular how sticks

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Board Games

A recent morning meeting led to a discussion about different games the children played at home. Many children seemed familiar with a “wrecking ball” game around which there was much excitement.  We adults, exclaimed we did not

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Knitting a rainbow

Throughout the year children have been intrigued by some of the work that adorns our studio. They’re gifts, we tell them, from Studio Yellow children of years past. We’ve explained to them that it’s important for

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???? Musical Interlude ????

We are fortunate enough to have some amazing artists among us in the Studio Yellow community. Today, Elliott’s parents, Mas and Walter shared with us their talents as musical artists, bringing with them two violins and

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What’s happened to squirrel?

Our beloved squirrel appeared with a Band-Aid on his tail. Jesse – He might be bleeding or his tail got off.Sofia – He might have got a little splinter and it might be bleeding.Charlotte – Maybe

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Rainbows expanded

Reflecting on our documentation we have observed that all the enthusiasm around rainbows is focussed on the colors contained within them.  We decided to create a Studio Yellow rainbow wall designed by the children. Amongst the

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Overheard in Studio Yellow

We’re building a building to cover the sound of talking. – Tait What do two planks of wood look like to you? It’s a forklift. – Tait An L for me. – Louis No – a

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Rainbows everywhere

              The topic of rainbows has been cropping up throughout the year.  Sofia often wears her beloved rainbow colored pants, Magna-Tiles have been sorted to mix rainbowish patterns, Wikki Stix

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We have a big problem.

With all the enthusiasm around cars and trucks in mind, we recently brought in large packing boxes to see if they would be incorporated into the play. For the animal lovers in our group, they immediately

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Our visit with Ian McMahon

One of the tremendous benefits of being ‘Children in Residence’ is the opportunity it provides for interacting with deCordova’s exhibiting artists. This week we were fortunate to have an intimate meet and greet with artist Ian

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Experimenting with eyedroppers

Experiment – verb –  try out new concepts or ways of doing things We wondered what the Studio Yellow students understood about the concept of experiments.  Therefore we posed the question at meeting  – What is

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A visit to the cafe

As play in the bakery continues, children have been incorporating new ideas and themes. Production has been relocated and all items are now prepared on the premises of the bakery itself. Counter service has expanded to

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Guys watch a movie!

We’ve been offering children the opportunity to document those things of interest to them – their work, the play of their peers, happenings in nature, discoveries in the sculpture park, the list is endless. Photography has

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