Thursday, February 24, 2011

Coffee Break

Here's some interesting surfing for your coffee break. You're welcome.

From The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Case for Play; How a handful of researchers are trying to save childhood.

This video, which will undoubtedly inspire some doodling.

This one's bookmarked and referred to frequently in the office: New AAP Report Stresses Play for Healthy Development.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011

Upattinas at the Mall

We've set up a kiosk in the Exton Mall and think it looks fabulous. Take a look!

The other side:

The kiosk is in a great spot, near the food court, and is a wonderful opportunity to share our message with the surrounding communities. The picture frame in the bottom right corner is a digital frame running a slide show of photos.

Our magnetic poetry sets are put to good use here. Designed with input from students, the words help convey what Upattinas means to everyone.
Stop by and take a look!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Welcome Back Russell!

Russell Buckingham, former teacher, artist extraordinaire, Renaissance Man, and all around Great Guy is returning to teaching at Upattinas! He will spend two days a week working with students of all ages doing drawing and painting, and supporting portfolio development.

How excited are we? Well, click here to discover some of Russell's art, then come back.Finished? Good, because there's more.

Russell brings his love of art, collecting, history, and tango, (yes, tango classes are a possibility!) two days a week. A field trip to STEAMpunk at Penn State's Freyburger Gallery is already on the books as the first of many plans Russell has for field trips.

There is also a rumor that the Trading Post will be revived. Stay tuned...