It was an adventurous time of exploration in the studio. We added yellow to the paint tray for easel painting and at the tables the children were presented with slabs of clay and a variety of tools. Many children were excited by the presentation of clay! Slabs were laid out and they touched them immediately, stroking them gently and feeling the cool moist texture. Fingers began dancing on the surface and then started to plunge right in. The investigation went deeper and they became very excited. Their legs were dancing, smiles shining and fingers frantically looking for tools to press and roll onto it. At the easel, children noticed the yellow and discussions of rainbows were flowing. They worked their colors; applying them vigorously and then slowing down. At both provocations children were watching each other's work progress; looking for inspiration, figuring out methods, thinking about tools, and noticing each other.
by Lisa & Rachael
Pieces of Tucker Room experiences.