Thursday, 25 August 2011

What I did at school today . . .

 As many of you know, I work in a rural French school. The school is like a step back in time.  In the attempt to cheer the place up a bit, we decided to paint some games on the floor and wall.
So this week I painted a hopscotch...
A twister . . . to tangle the children up . . . that should keep them busy. . .
and one of my girlies who isn't quite finished and lots of circles... 
She is of course blowing bubbles... 
This wall is the first thing you see when you get to the school gates.
The children throw balls at the wall and hit the circles... large, medium and teeny tiny ones...
helps with hand eye throwing co-ordination.
Yes the wall is yuck but no funds to re-paint the entire wall and someone had decided to paint some circles before I had had a chance to jet wash the wall first..... so it is as it is.....
To the left of the photo you can see three panels... that's the school art room, where I spend most of my days... the inside is a lot brighter than the outside.
I'm posting this today and will be sharing for Paint Party Friday....

28 comments:

Sophia said...

Oh gosh, Catherine. This makes my heart really smile. I love to work with children. Your completed games and girlie are PERFECT and lovely. How fun! :)

Heather said...

This is the BEST! I love seeing what you have done for the kids and the school. Wonderful...Your artwork totally brightens it up...they are so lucky to have you there. Nice job. how cool to be able to see a peek into your world, too! xo

Sadee Schilling said...

What a blessing your artwork must be to the children! And it looks like it's already gone a long way toward cheering up the outside of the school. It looks like you have a very full and joyful life--thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today and to leave such kind encouragement about settling in to a new country! :)

EVA said...

How very nice to see where you spend your time! And what great games you have created for the children! These are FABULOUS.

rex said...

I love wall and pavement art, especially in schools. I am just in the process of trying to organize a hopscotch picture at my sons school.

As another art project at his school, the teacher has got a pavement artist to do a project with the kids where they have square colorful painted frames all over the concrete and the children will be able to paint a picture in them. All washable though, so unfortunately wont stay. I will post the pictures when they do them!

Rosie Kaplan said...

Didn't know you lived ans worked in Rural France, luck you! Fabulous addition to the school walls and grounds

Dawn said...

I love what you have done to brighten the place up shame you couldn't get a white background behind all the lovely circles & your girl though. But better this than nothing and I am sure the children love the added colour Dxx

NatashaMay said...

Wow! It's so great you're doing this. It livens the place up instantly. Great work!

Geckostone said...

Oh Wow , this is PERFECT!!!! I wish I could see it in person! Lucky students!!!! Deb

WrightStuff said...

Love that you are injecting a bit of colour and fun into the playground!!

Tres bon!

wednesday said...

These looks like such fun, I'll bet the kids love them.

art2cee2 said...

These are just awsome! I love that mural of the girl blowing bubbles and the games on the floor, just genius! :-)

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

It is awesome! Delightful! I love your art work and style! thanks ^_^
namaste, Carol Happy PPF (Share the Creative Journey)

Joni Nickrent said...

WOW! Wonderful way to add color to the world! Love it! POP ART MINIS

mimitabby said...

nice way to brighten up a school! If i were 6, I'd be thrilled!

Christine said...

your art has sure cheered up the school! Great ideas.

Theresa said...

Hi Catherine, Super artwork for the school. Just love all the colors! Lovely illustrations you have going on here!

peggy gatto said...

APPLAUSE, BRAVO!!!
FUN ART!!!

Kristin Dudish said...

What a great way to brighten up the school! Hooray - it looks like LOTS of fun!

xo
Kristin

toadinaboat.com said...

Ths is a wonderful way to brighten things up for the kids!

Heather said...

This is sooooo wonderful!!!! I love that you did this. You have made a difference in these kids lives. They will always remember the hopscotch, twister and your lovely painting. Awesome!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I LOVE your bubble blowin' babe- she is AWESOME!
Happy PPF!
Stephanie

KAT said...

I think this is just wonderful. Love the girlie blowing bubbles Very Cool
Happy PPF
KAT Griffin

Steph said...

I Love circles and I love your art!!! happy PPF and weekend too!!

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

I love, love, love that you are getting a chance to add some color, fun, & art to the school. I am sure the children love it!! :)

Nicola said...

I love these bright beautiful games, what a great idea twister is!!! And your bubble blowing girl is soooo sweet, I think it really brightens up the school beautifully!!! I've just been catching up on some of your other work. Loved the birthday cards but most of all your bookmarks!!! They are lovely!!! Great work!!!

Gay McKinnon said...

These are just gorgeous! I love to see art out there in 3D, in the real world, getting used by those for whom it's intended - great work.
Have you seen Kristin Andreassen's song on You Tube about Crayola - think you'd like it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EELEjeYzfjM

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