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Mixed Media with Mill Valley Middle School’s Special Day Class


VSA Mentor Artist:  Marty Meade

Children with Developmental Delays

After several years of working with the special day class at Mill Valley Middle School, I love the connection that  is made, usually after the second week.

We had fun playing with a form of block printing using foam core for the design, rolling ink with brayers and then using another brayer to apply the print. I was pleased when a boy who was difficult to reach asked for more paper and different colors.

Watercolor landscapes were created from photographs from my personal photo library.  Students used Q-tips to apply paint in the pointilist style.  It was interesting to see students carefully studying their photo, and then painting what they observed.

Glass fusing continues to be fun, and we were able to do spend several days on this medium.

We also practiced with acrylic painting, watercolors, oil pastels, tissue collages, plastic laminate paper, and Shrinky Dinks’.

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