I am the mother of two daughters,. Both have brown hair and brown eyes, but each has her very own unique personality. And while their differences are apparent in how they act and react with the world around them, it never ceases to amaze me when I recognize their distinct personalities in their artwork ...
The lazy, hazy days of summer are quickly coming to an end, and before they slip away entirely, we're sending some inspiration your way. We asked some of our wonderful teachers to share their favorite vacation spots, and if it's been awhile since you've gone exploring, their stories might just embolden you to get moving!
Teaching second grade has taught me a lot about children and what these modern-day youth experience. When my students get upset, it is most often because something is out of their control: lost homework, friends who won’t play a certain game, a parent forgetting their lunch, etc.
Whatever their reaction—loud, quiet, angry, or sad—I use one tool over and over again: Peace Begins With Me.
Happy April, Balance friends! As the saying goes, “Sweet April showers do bring May flowers.” And when the rain starts falling, our upcoming summer camp staff has some wonderful ideas for enjoying the slower pace!
Take a look and get inspired!
Artists have a unique way of seeing the world. In my classes, I explain this perspective as “using artist eyes.”
At any given moment, we use our vision to identify objects: something we do without even realizing it. Our eyes give a brief scan, identify the object, and then move on to the next.
But when we use “artist eyes,” we look beyond the object. We take a closer look and notice the color, texture, and patterns. Or we broaden our perspective and notice the larger composition.
Welcome, friends, to the official relaunch of the Balance Studios blog!
We’re back to create and cultivate curiosity in our readers, and every month, we’ll present ideas, interviews, and in-depth discussions from our founders, educators, and the extended Balance family.
This month, we interviewed some of our teachers, asking, “What’s your favorite game?” Here’s what they had to say . . .
We are so thrilled to have Reay Kaplan, puppeteer extraordinaire, as our latest featured artist! Reay's talents include writing scripts, creating puppets, designing sets, and of course, her incredible ability to bring inanimate objects to life through the art of puppetry. Below is an interview with Reay.