Monday, April 21, 2014

Back in the Class Room...

I miss teaching! 

I had the pleasure of teaching the Art Class at Amparo de la Niñez, Inc. (Children Safe Harbor, Inc) for the month of April.  It felt good to go back teach the class that I taught for over ten years way back when! (more info on Children Safe Harbor at the end of the post) 

We completed a mixed media piece of course around the theme of Resurrection Day!  The kids learned that they can use any house hold items to create texture to a painting.  We used toilet paper rolls, bubble wrap, cardboard, baby wipes and of course our fingers!! 
Each student interpreted the project in their own style, and I really encouraged them to let the creativity flow. 

We started by creating a background using the materials listed about with craft paints on 140lb coldpress watercolor paper (Canson 9x12 watercolor pad, $6 from Walmart). 
Then the children cut out a cross(es) from either magazines or cereal boxes, painted them or shaded them and adhered the cross(es) to the background with decoupage.  
They completed their project by adding text with sharpie marker and embellished with white gel pen.

Here are a few pics from the class: 



It was fun getting back into the classroom, and I always feel rejuvenated after working with kids... it's good for the soul! 

Thanks for stopping by! 


PS:  Amparo de la Niñez, Inc. (Children Safe Harbor, Inc), is a non-profit, non-denomination, Christ-based organization dedicated to promote the welfare of children (ages 4-12), through programs designed to meet their spiritual, cultural, educational, and social needs.  This organization was founded in 1988 by Felipe and Myrtha Castro (kindly known as Tio (uncle) Felipe and Titi (aunt) Myrtha). I love them like family and they have been part of my life for 26 years.  

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