Week Two of the family residency at marble house project was filled with learning and creating. The children continued to work in teams on their outdoor installations, wrapping yarn around trees to mimic the spiders that were seen all over the woods. The colorful yarn popped out among the green foliage. The groups also worked on creating 3D sculptures that were only used with found natural materials. Each group consisted of kids from different ages, stretching each other and inspiring each other to work in ways that they are not used to. They made sculptures on the grassland overlooking a mountain view and gave the trees some personalities while sculpting earth clay faces on the tree trunks. Music and movement inspired a ten foot long group mural which developed in color and texture over three days. The kids also had the opportunity to learn about frogs and Salamanders from Tina who caught some some frogs in the quarry and were later released.
The marble house kids continued working with found materials and The children's program culminated with a group art show, currated by the kids, showcasing the integration of traditional art materials with nature's treasures. Our young artists were proud to share their artwork with the Marble House community.