The Art of Sam
Samantha Letourneau is an Artist and Expressive Arts Facilitator
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In this class, people chose from a list of quotes and made a painting from one of them; what the quote meant for them using lines, shapes, color, and images.   “Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back, and reasons to stay.” (Thanks to my friend Stu Hyderman for sharing.) […]

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Expressive well wishes for a dear friend in the hospital..

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These mandala circles really inspire me when I’m working with others.  Two or more people work on these together to communicate with one another through art in the mandalas.  Each person has a starting point, and begins to interact with one another’s space, adding to each other’s ideas and what they want to convey.  There […]

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I got this class idea from what I learned in school. I incorporated expressive movement and drawing skills. First, we listened to classical music, as we started to move our hands and arms as if we were conducting an orchestra.  I then invited them to start conducting with other body parts; elbows, hips, head, knees, […]

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Well, with all the snow we’ve been having, might as well express it in a snow globe, right? Here are some examples of what people made:

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Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!  For a Thanksgiving project, we made this Thanks and Giving Tree.  We wrote what we were thankful for on colored leaves, and decorated them.  We then hung them on our tree.  At the base of the tree was a gift from the tree; candy!  Of course we listened to some old time […]

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Hey hey…here are some pics of me and my graduating class from Salve Regina University…woo hoo!  What a fun, awesome experience with some wonderful, talented people.  (Scroll down)                            

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Today we did a project with nature that incorporated our senses.  We all sat outside at a picnic table in nature, and this poem was read: Beauty of Nature Poem by Heidi Campbell Upon a nice mid-spring day, Let’s take a look at Nature’s way, Breathe the scent of nice fresh air, Feel the breeze […]

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What a fun Halloween project…expressive skeletons!  No need to be afraid, it was spooktacular fun! Here are some that were made: