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The 4Fiver Kids Visit Chris Asley… PART 2!!!

January 13, 2010

Hello everyone! I am going to talk about our after school visit to Chris Astley’s studio.  We went there for a 2nd time, and it was really fun! We were lucky because Jackie Lam went with us.

When we got there, Chris said to take out your finger casts from the cups. It was really hard to take it out, so I asked Jackie help and he got my fingers out. I said “thank you.”

Chris said “when you are done, paint your castings however you want to.”  So I painted mine red and blue. He said to leave them on the paper to dry.

Then Edie said “do you want to play out in the hallway?” And we said “yes. “ Edie was it at tag, and she was fast but not fast enough for me.

We also got a bunch of bubble wrap and stomped on it like crazy.  When we played with bubble warp it was really fun and the funny part was when Bee and Jackie was doing it with us.

After we played for awhile, Chris said “let us see your finger casts.”  We said “ok.”

They looked amazing !!!  We loved them!!!


I hope enjoy my post.



P.S. Chris ROCKS!



The 4Fiver Kids Visit Chris Astley!

January 11, 2010

When we went to Chris Astley studio we saw all of the art that was made from his bare hands.

We saw Chris Astley working and we saw our editor helping him (guess what? Edie is his daughter!) So then we went in the studio and said “hi, hello nice to meet you!” Then we put are jackets on his big chair.

Chris talked to us about a project that were going to do together.   We were going to cast our fingers in whatever shape we wanted.

But to make the cast, first we had to put our fingers in the slimy stuff in the cup and wait there just for 10 minutes, but I said “that it feels too slimy and feels too nasty!” When we took out our fingers we saw a hole where our fingers were at.  Then we poured this material in the hole that needed time to dry and get hard.

Chris said that we would come back to paint them.  I was so happy that next time we come we get to paint our casting of our fingers that we made.

It was great meeting Chris and it was fun meeting Edie and I thought that our editor was 19 years old but she is 12 years old. Chris was happy to see us and I was happy to see him too.  He makes some cool stuff like the big square that is hanging on the side of the wall.  He is the master of art and he is great and cool. Chris is the best and is like a king.

At the end we were thirsty. So we got a drink of water. John asked Chris if he had soda and Bee and Ms. Kimball kept laughing about that but I don’t really know why.

Then we said “goodbye” and “see you next time when we come back and have more fun. “ We walked to the train and went back to the school so our moms could pick us up.

I had so much fun in Chris’s studio after school.


AAAAAAAnd…. We’re Back!!!!

November 25, 2009

Good morrrrrrning everyone!

This is Taliya.  I know that you all probably think that the 4Fives disappeared, right? Since we haven’t posted or written anything in like 2 weeks?  Well, we didn’t!  We have been like really really crazy doing test prep stuff for our city wide Social Studies exams.  But we just finished the tests last week, and now we are going to get back in action!!!!

There are also a ton of other things going on, and I am going to tell you a little bit about each of them.  Then, when we get back from Thanksgiving break, we will tell you more about them in their own posts!

#1:  Editor-in-Chief.  First of all, the 4Fives have been so so so SO lucky to have their very own Editor-in-Chief!!!! Ms. Edie, the most fabulous of all fabulous kids in the world, has been helping us edit our posts.  Edie is a 5th grade student at a school in Manhattan.  We will be posting an entire post next week dedicated to this awesome girl… so keep your eyes open. ps- Edie, if you are reading this, I am so so so so sorry that we haven’t written any posts or sent you any posts in forever.  I hope you forgive us.

#2: Eco-Tech Blog: Since we haven’t been busy enough (ha ha ha ha ha), the 4Fives have started an Eco-Tech blog!  This blog is going to be focusing on all of the stuff that we are doing that is related to the environment, technology, and art.  We will also be putting all of our La Oroya stuff on this blog.  Check it out HERE!

#3: La Oroya Project: Oh my god. There are so many things to tell you here, but I don’t really know where to begin.  Well, I guess that I will just tell you that we are still Skyping with Jed, we started a business with the coooooolest person ever, Mary-Margret, we are getting ready to start working with a group of kids in Peru, we designed and illustrated a La Oroya logo, we are starting to plan out our DOCUMENTARY!!!! that we are doing, and we are learning all about starting and being a part of an environmental and social movement. Wow.

#4: Our classroom garden is coming along. We are learning how hard it can be to be a horticulturist.

#5: Some of the 4Fives went on an after-school trip to visit the artist Chris Astley!!!

Here are some photos of our trip:

This was like so so so so amazing! Bee and Ms. Kimball took us there.  And you will never guess who was there!  It was Edie! Because Chris is her dad.  So we got to work on this awesome project with Edie. You can read our post about it next week!  I am in love with this project because we get to go back and work there again in just a couple of weeks.

#6: We are getting started on our class water project.  Save water!!!! Yay!!!!

Okay. I am sure that I forgot a bunch of stuff. But there are going to be like a million posts coming very soon. And you will get to see a lot of pictures and a lot of videos.  I hope that you are excited.  Because I am.

Have a great day and a great Thanksgiving. Gobble gobble eat turkey.



Oh. And here is me and Bee being crazy on photo booth this morning.

Aren't we cute?

Aren't we nuts?