My last week in Gifted/Talented Art was much different from the previous 2 weeks. These were 30 minute blocks and I had all the kids in the program, ranging from 5-14. We didn't know beforehand that the students were that old, so I had to replan all my lessons for my oldest class after Day 1 because I was so embarrassed asking 14 year olds to watercolor (although they enjoyed it!)
Here are a few looks at some of the things that we did this week:
Monday: We watercolored our background and glued down sand for the beach. BOY! Was this messy!! I don't think NKU was very happy with me after that class.
Tuesday: Little kids- We learned about Andy Warhol, then drew beach umbrellas and colored them Andy style!
Tuesday: Older kids- charcoal sketching
Wednesday: Older kids- Canvas and Acrylic painting, they loved it! I was envious that I wasn't painting a beach scene too! Their creativity really showed here because I just told them to paint something summery. I got lots of different results.
(side note) Wednesday with the little ones, we painted with sponges, but I didn't want to post a picture of that because you can find it here: More Gifted and Talented
Thursday: We made beach plates! The kids painted the background with sponge paintbrushes, then I made clay (dough) out of salt, flour, water, and alum. Sorry I couldn't get any action shots, but I literally had an inch of dough caked onto my fingers ALL day today!
It's been a great 3 weeks and I am so glad that I got to spend this time with these special little kiddos. These three weeks helped me remember the importance of Art in the classroom.