WELCOME TO THE GINKGO ROOM IN STUDIO
“The experience of beauty is always associated with hope and art.
It is the promise of happiness.”
Translated from the Italian
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We have been exploring the Japanese paper marbling technique known as suminagashi which means "floating ink"
As we have been exploring the world of the oceans, we have been looking at the portrayal of the sea as represented by different artists. We have noticed that the colors and textures in these representations reveal a great deal about the environment and sentiment of the artists. As we looked at various works together, we enjoyed sharing our own experiences of visiting the sea. we have found that in our little group, we have a wide range of varied experiences which include the shores of Narragansett Bay, the rocky beaches of Maine, the New Hampshire coast, the Southshore of Massachusetts, Martha's Vineyard, Costa Rica, the Greek Islands, Bora Bora and Spain to name just a few.
Using gesso and watercolors, the children composed their own seascapes portraying the many faces of the ever-changing ocean.
Earthen Tiles with Seashell Imprints
I sat on the beach and a beautiful wave
Came tumbling right up to me.
It threw some pink shells on the sand at my feet,
Then hurried straight back out to sea.
It ran away swiftly and leaped up in foam;
It bumped other waves in its glee.
I think it was hurrying to gather more shells,
To bring as a present for me.