Thursday, June 20, 2013

Free Art

I believe it is important to nurture children's creativity. The last time I met with my students I had a chance to talk to them about the content of our art class. I got a lot of great feedback from them about what they were still interested in accomplishing in the weeks remaining in the course. I listened to them and decided to make changes in the curriculum to meet their needs. They wanted to have a free arts day and I thought it was a great idea too. So this week I brought in all types of paper and assorted materials for the students to use. I had fabric, wallpaper samples, buttons, gems, beads, assorted wooden pieces, clay and so much more! The girls had a great time just being creative. They used their imaginations and came up with some unique pieces of artwork as well as practical items (bowls made of clay). Every week we mimic a different artist's style but this week the students were working on their own artistic styles.