We went to Providence over the weekend! I call it a Professional Development Weekend, Nick calls it "Providence Baby!" Most of you are in the same boat as me when it comes to art professional development at your schools (unless you are Jessica at The Art of Education whose professional development I oogle over every time I read about it.)
Sometimes a girl has slow down and to take matters into her own hands. I've been running so fast this year that I wanted to pause and connect with myself, the reasons that I became an art educator, and my family. What better place to go then Providence. . . the place I started teaching (shout out to Ms. Harris at the South Providence Library my first teaching mentor), where I met my husband, and where I feel like I connected with myself as an artist. Not to mention, Providence has THE BEST FOOD! If you've been reading my blog you might remember my husband is a chef, so he knows all the best "hole in the wall" places to go as well as "fancy" places. We had the baby who is unpredictable so we stuck with all the "hole in the walls."
We started the day at our favorite date spot (okay MY favorite date spot), The Creperie on Thayer Street. I recommend the Betty (strawberries and organic honey.) You can eat crepes while listening to punk rock and checking out the flyers of "what's going on" in Providence.
|Yeah. . . I was going to offer Nick the last bite, but. . .|
Of course we visited the RISD Museum. Side note: I used to work there creating programs for families and making money for all those crepes and lattes.
I saw some OLD stuff. . .
|THE BUDDHA! I used to go to this room to chill a lot. I was so excited to show Stella.|
|Here is where I used to work! The children's wing.|
|Loved these! There was no writing about what they were but. . .|
|I found these in the museum. The kids art must've been inspired by these. I have some knockers,|
I might do this project next year.
|Nick said "Erica LOOK! A green pumpkin. Gotta love that my husband knows my lessons so well. Check out my very COOL color pumpkin lesson here.|
That's all for now! Off to a birthday party. . . check back later for more from PROVIDENCE BABY!