Gilda’s Club 02/24/15
We spun a whole lot of fun, creating thaumatropes together at Gilda’s Club in SoHo! Thaumatropes are disks with a drawing on each side that you spin to create one drawing. It’s one of the most basic forms of animation and the kids loved learning about how easy it can be to make an image “move.”
One little girl drew a flower that grew, another drew a guy eating pizza, there was a flying bird, a horse eating a carrot, one of the girls drew a singing, dancing self-portrait, another a fish swimming in his bowl. All in all we drew about 60 thaumatropes! So much fun.
Thank you, Gilda’s Club kids, for your amazing energy and to our volunteers: Lisa LaBracio (first timer!), Oded Naaman, Franz Palomares (IWF Director- Gilda’s Club), Nathan Schreiber and Elizabeth Winter.
Mount Sinai Hospital 02/18/15
Elana Amity drew Olaf and Frosty the Snowman for the kids tonight! Several kids, especially a few who love the movie, “Frozen,” were enthusiastically drawing in their rooms to our winter time theme.
New Alternatives for Children 01/31/15
What a beautiful day with the New Alternatives for Children kids. We made sock puppets of all sorts including a cheeky cheerleading Cheetah Girl, a couple of adorable giraffes, several big fanged sharks with lots of food in their mouths, a Pikachu with a lightning tail, and one girl even made a beautiful portrait of her mom as a sock puppet. We loved spending this special time with you kids. Thank you to our volunteers: Elana Amity, Joan Chiverton, Jeanine Henderson, Abby Merrill, Joyce Pedretti, Tim Savage and Elizabeth Winter.