Art Workshop with Gowanus Houses Art Collective

Amy Fuller, one of my talented friends at Friends Work Here, connected me with Chris O'Falt of Gowanus Houses Art Collective. This organization brings arts programming to children of all ages living in Gowanus Houses in Brooklyn. I had the pleasure of working with them last weekend by leading a workshop for ages 4-9. We read two of my favorite concept picture books, PERFECT SQUARE by Michael Hall and BEAUTIFUL OOPS! by Barney Saltzberg, and then created our own artwork based on the books. These kids (and their parents!) were so creative and enthusiastic.  They quickly got to ripping, tearing, coloring, gluing, drawing, and crumpling to create some wonderful OOPS! art pieces.  

I also shared my artwork with the children and got some really great questions.

I also shared my artwork with the children and got some really great questions.