To end our year at Lola we celebrated with a big party and Exhibition for the children… Mums, dads, grandparents… It was a wonderful way for the children to show off and share their creative experiences of the past year with their loved ones… Thank you so much everyone for coming and supporting your children on this special day!
As Istanbul is looking more and more like this… … and the front of Lola is looking more and more wild and need of a gardener…! … is it at all surprising that this month we have gone flower crazy at Lola with our art activities too…?! Hopefully these ideas will inspire you too to create mini floral heavens in your own homes!
Categories: Art History Mondays, Inspirational, Things to do at home, Toddlerart, Workshop Wednesdays • Tags: coffee filter poppies, flower art for children, georgia o'keefe for kids, plastic flower wreaths, pressed flower sun catchers, pressed flower vases, tissue paper collage flowers, van gogh for kids
From Papier Mache to paper, from making to decorating, we have become mildly obsessed with masks @ Lola! They are a great activity to do at birthday parties, and we have found some lovely pre made 3D papier mache ones that the children can decorate and paint each individually in their own style. We have started to add glitter, sequins, beaded pipe cleaner hair and embossed metal ears and so on to make it extra sparkly and extravagant! We also […]
We had a busy month of camps and weekend workshops and I wanted to share some of the ideas and great work the kids produced, from African art to Matisse, from papier mache animals to bottle dolls, and of course our terrible Toddlers! AFRİCA: CHINESE NEW YEAR: SCULPTURE WITH MASKING TAPE: TODDLERS: FINE ART AND HISTORY OF ART WITH THE BIG KIDS: VALENTINE’S:
The man is a genius… What else is there to say…?! From the Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Foolish Tortoise, to Polar Bear Polar Bear and Mister Seahorse, Eric Carle has created dozens of wonderful children’s books that never fail to mesmerise and captivate our children every night before they go to bed… Since we began the Library at Lola we try to introduce the children as much as possible to books and art together. From Julia Donaldson and Oliver […]
Categories: Inspirational, Library • Tags: collage, Eric Carle, Eric Carle museum, Mister Seahorse, The Artist who painted a Blue Horse, The Mixed up chameleon, The Tiny Seed, The Very Hungry Caterpillar
We have been busy this Autumn @ Lola…! Meeting new children, getting reacquainted with the old, planning new projects, parties, Halloween and Caine’s arcade…! Sorry I havn’t been posting…. But I thought I would give y’all a roundup! Toddlers! We have a lot of Toddlers this year, and the mess, paint eating and general craziness seems to have relaxed into some fun activities and play time… Caine’s Arcade This is our second year supporting the wonderful cause cainesarcade and the […]
Istanbul is thriving with art at the moment… Be it the “Rainbow Stair Painting” movement (see above), Anish Kapoor at the Sabanci Museum, the Istanbul Art international Fair, or the 13th Biennale being held in various locations around the city. My daughter and I have LOVED visiting museums and art exhibitions since she was a baby in a pushchair, but now at a very active 4, it is always good to go in with your eyes open, and here are […]
The most creative and inspirational country…the children just loved looking at all the different Indian art forms…from Holi paint splattering, Madhubani painters, the Taj Mahal, Rangoli, henna hands, Batik, Diwali and a plethora of animals and nature to be inspired by, from elephants and tigers to peacocks and lotus flowers. We used a wealth of new materials, from metal tooling for our elephants, fabric paint and candle wax for the Batik, sand and rice for the Rangoli, clay for our […]
Categories: Art History Mondays, Festive workshops, Inspirational, Summer Camps • Tags: Batik for children, Diwali for children, Indian animals for children, Indian art for children, Rangoli for children