Studio Yellow 2018-19

A Collaborative Installation

The excitement is building.  Preparations have been ongoing all week for our annual Family Day on Saturday.  We have been collecting natural materials from the sculpture park and learning how to connect them together.  Working with

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Puzzling shapes

Recently we have introduced to the children two different types of puzzles.  The first one comprised of butterflies that can be interlocked in many different ways and the second is a series of colored fish that

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What would you create…?

Children have been noticing the abundance of activity buzzing about the sculpture park in recent weeks. Several commented on the trucks and equipment that seemed to be a fixture just by the deCordova entrance for quite some

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It’s May Day!

As the children entered the studio the morning of May Day there was much buzz as the May Pole had been spotted near the hearts.  As Kaya commented “We’re going to dance around.”  Charlie was excited

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Construction!

“CONSTRUCTION” Studio Yellow chorused as we walked down the trail behind the museum. This construction is the preparation for the installation of an Andy Goldsworthy sculpture coming to deCordova this summer. The children loved being shown the

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Random acts of kindness

Children took to the back room this week to draw but with new intentions. Rather than stuff their backpacks with their work, they chose to shower their friends with their original creations. Look what Kyla made

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Bringing the outdoors in…

You may have noticed an element of our nature walks has appeared within the studio this week. The excitement around our walks to nearby streams has ignited a passion for fishing. To  engage in this pasttime

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RUN-HOP-RACE-PLAY-WALK-HIDE

Studio Yellow is continuing to think about the signage that accompanies the sculptures in the Sculpture Park.  The children are very versed at telling each other that the sculptures should not be touched or climbed but

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CLIMB-SIT-DANCE-PLAY-LOOK-LISTEN

In an ongoing effort to welcome visitors to the sculpture park, LNS has partnered with deCordova Learning and Engagement to explore the possibility of designing new “friendlier” signage within the park and museum. In doing so,

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No putting water in the beads.

No doubt you’ve heard about the newest material introduced into our sensory table this week. But do you know about the experiment that is currently underway? The children were introduced to hydrated water beads – pliable,

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Where has Brad gone?

The happenings seen through the windows of Studio Yellow are a source of fascination to the children.  We witness sculptures being trucked in and out, school busses arriving with many visitors and of course the different

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Witnessing the changes

Just as materials and explorations are continually changing within Studio Yellow, exhibits both within the museum and outside in the sculpture park change throughout the year. In preparation for deCordova’s biennial show, the current exhibits in

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Re-connecting

Welcome back from a vacation week which for many was filled with skiing, sun, family and friends. Children were happy to return to school, eager to re-connect with friends and materials new and old.

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