Thursday, January 28, 2010

Pics from OPEN HOUSE Jan 28

I am so tired now. We had a full house! I loved how the kids were clambering to get in the door and to the art room! They were so eager and all jumped right in. We had kids from ages 20 months up to 5 years old.

Thank you to all the parents who brought their little birdies. We really appreciate your support! I hope you all had a great time (and will spread the word if you did).

I will let the pictures speak for themselves...

"Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world." Montessori

Thursday, January 21, 2010

OPEN HOUSE 1/28/10

O P E N   H O U S E

Thursday, 1/28/10

We are opening our doors for an afternoon of fun. Learn about our rich array of classes for children...hands on! 

Come see what our studio is all about! Space is limited so please R.S.V.P. to secure a spot

ages 20 months - 5 years old
2:30pm - 4:00pm
R.S.V.P. to this event by email:

Class Schedule

After long last...

Art Enrichment Classes:
Your little birdies will explore art through hands on experience with many different types of media at each session. They will interact with art forms such as painting, dough, gluing, sculpture, sensory, collages and other assorted projects. This is their time to create in a relaxing studio environment!

2 - 31/2 Year Olds
Wednesdays 9:30 - 10:20am  OR  Fridays 3:30 - 4:30pm
January 20th - February 12th {friday is currently full}
February 15th - May 21st

3 Year Olds
Tuesdays 9:30 - 10:30am OR Tuesdays 3:30 - 4:30pm
February 2nd - May 18th

 All Ages 
Saturdays 10:00am - 11:15am
February 6th - May 22nd
please confirm enrollment 24 hours in advance
$25 per child. Discount 20% for siblings

Movement & Art Classes:
We are honored to be planning a joint class with two extremely talented dancers and a long standing dance school of Greenwich CT. In this class we will include a 45 minute session of dance and movement and then a 45 minute art session. The two will be linked together by a common theme each week. More information to follow.

3-4 Year Olds
Wednesdays 3:00 - 4:30pm
February 17th - May 22nd

check our website for most recent class listings and information....

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Meet Our Team...Hallie Miller

So excited to add this wonderful addition to our teaching staff!....

Bio du jour: Meet Hallie Miller. Hallie graduated from Muhlenberg College in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in Media and Communications. She is currently working on her masters degree in Early Childhood/Childhood Education for birth to sixth grade at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY. She has training and experience in working with people of special needs. She also volunteers as a teachers aide at Coman Hill Elementary in Armonk, NY. For as long as Hallie can remember she has had a passion for working with children. Whether it be at day camps over the summer or babysitting throughout the year, Hallie enjoys bringing the best out of children.

She is wonderful and we cannot wait to get started!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Trial Classes Being Offered!

I am excited to announce that I am now ready to open my studio for children's art classes for two to three year olds.  Here is information about the trial classes:

Art Enrichment   2-3 years old   $100
Wednesdays 9:30 - 10:20am January 20th - February 10th
Fridays 3:30 - 4:20pm January 22nd - February 12th

Your little birdies will explore art through hands on experience with many different types of media at each session. They will interact with art forms such as painting, dough, gluing, sculpture, sensory, collages and other assorted projects. The focus is on the experience and enjoyment rather than the end product. This is their time to create in a relaxing studio environment!

if you are interested:
I will send you detailed information

We appreciate your support!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Friends for dinner

What a lovely night last night. We had our friends the Hagen's over for dinner. They are the kind of people that everyone wants to be around and socialize with. Plus they are as close to family as we have in this part of the country. It was so enjoyable having all of their kids over and to play together too. Brooke felt like she had siblings for a night. Other than a few small skirmishes there was a "kids table" & an "adults table". Brooke slept till almost 8:30 this morning she was so tuckered out!

{counterclockwise - on left Brooke Perrelle, Carter Hagen, Duke Hagen, Hollis Hagen}

I wish I can remember the wine they brought. Both Jen and I polished off our own bottles. Oh man!

Here is the recipe for the risotto we had. We've made it twice in two weeks, it was that good.

Butternut Squash Risotto with Bacon & Sage

found this recipe in fine cooking magazine

Here's to friends...cheers,

Friday, January 1, 2010

Craft: Recipe for homemade play dough

We made our own dough today.

We have a secret ingredient that we use for the magnificent color. It was stumbled upon of course though since I failed {miserably} at Chemistry in high school. But decided this could be a fun part of little birdies. We can sell our eco-dough for take home play. My great friend Jen Hagen suggested we make it "green" and all "non-toxic". Thank you Jen!
So we picked all our ingredients up at Whole Foods.

Here is the recipe now for those of you that cannot wait

1 1/2 Cups - Organic Flour
1/3 Cup Kosher Salt
2 teaspoons - Cream of Tartar
1 1/2 Cups - Water (cold if possible)
1 1/2 Tablespoons vegetable or olive oil
1 teaspoon of preferred food coloring (or more - up to you!)...
{at Whole Foods you can pick up food coloring too. Like}
cook over medium heat in a saucepan

Here is the pictorial...

after about two minute of stirring constantly, drop your food coloring in. Then continue to stir constantly until it begins to stick together.

It should take about 4-6 minutes total for the dough to be complete. You will know when it sticks together into one big clump.

Take out of pan and cool for 10 minutes or so. Then knead and play!

Keeps for about 4 weeks give or take if you store in airtight container after each use. I put ours in the fridge since it keeps it so much longer. 

Be and live well,