I am fortunate enough to work for a very Arts supportive school district that actually offers ENRICHMENT fine arts classes for the summer. Say what!?!? Yes you read that right. The music teacher and I split 40 kids (20 each) for 2.1.2 hours M-Thrs then switch kids after the 2.1.2 hour marker. It's awesome! We have the MOST ENROLLED kids out of the whole summer school program. That's right! We trump all the other enrollment for regular Math, science, reading help classes! Woot woot!
Here's what we've been up to in the past 2 weeks! (2 weeks left to go!)
1. Summer Selfies--Had the kids draw themselves eating a summer time food. Most chose watermelon--some chose corn. These were inspired by the commercial artist Ben Javens who actually follows me now on twitter since I posted a picture of my kids work inspired by him! how cool is that!? heeh :)
2. Coffee Filter Radial designs. I told the kiddos they could make ANYTHING as their background, and the filters just had to be completely made out of dots! They loved this lesson!
3. Lady Liberty
We talked a lot about the artist Peter Max (if you don't know, Peter Max is a pop artist who every year on July 4th, paints a picture of Lady Liberty's head)
I taught 2 separate lessons for Lady Liberty. 1-2nd graders did the tissue paper Lady Liberty
3-5th graders did the Painted portrait of her.
4. Suit and Ties plain and simple these were for Fathers Day. kids really loved making these as so often moms get most of their artwork this was something specifically for Dad!
5.The TP tube owls are mine, I forgot to snap pics of the kids working on this one! They had their choice of making/using just sharpie, scrapbook construction paper or just paint on them.