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Posts inspired by deep and humorous conversations with young children, often during “potty time”   

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October 16, 2017

I'm not sure how long we’ve been creating clay Legacy Pieces with families at our HPUMP, but this was my first time to participate. Depending on how long children have been at the school, their family creates a clay leaf, hand, or foot that the children glaze and then...

October 16, 2017

I don’t know about you guys, but I grew up spending most afternoons and all summer climbing trees, wading creeks, and exploring the woods behind my grandmother’s house. To this day, the earthy smell of the forest takes me to my happy place.

Here at HPUMP, we recently ce...

October 16, 2017

One of the advantages to having a dedicated art studio in each classroom as well as a space unto itself is that we are able to offer children a wide variety of tools and media with which to express and explore their ideas.

We encourage them to work with something until...

October 16, 2017

“…and at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy, and your eyes sparkling.”  Shanti

I wish there had been schools like HPUMP when I was young: a place where I could spend as long as I wanted or needed with a chosen task; a place where art exp...

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