I was working hard today and got to thinking “I haven’t done my art post for today”. I have no book so what can I do?
I remembered some art posts I’ve recently saved to my Art Pinterest board lately and how much fun I thought they would be to do as a class with my homeschool group. Making Dolls was a whole lot of fun and it would be great to do it again. 🙂
Ergo inspiration was born. Why not inspire YOU my faithful readers with a class you might want to teach.
20+ Cute and Original Origami for kids. Don’t these look fun to do? Mind… I don’t know I’d ever do them as I’ve tried origami before and well… struggled a bit more than I would have preferred. but wouldn’t it be a fun art class to teach? Talking about places in the world, or Japan, or critters. You could easily build a whole fun study around them. 🙂
Leonardo Da Vinci anyone? I love the ideas found here. Or perhaps Henry Matisse is more your style? What about Rembrandt or Van Gogh? Trying things out and learning about our past…it’s a great thing to do. Conversations that would hopefully be spawned… makes my heart just go pitter pat! 🙂
What about littles?
Generally I like to teach students that are 8 years and up, one time I was asked if I’d consider teaching a class of littles (like preschool/kindergarten). I blanched! 🙂 BUT if I ever did, I’d want to do classes that used fun things like sponges, or potatoes, or tissue paper. Objects that would be easy for them to manipulate on their own and I wouldn’t have to spend a lot of time fussing over. Using unconventional items to express creativity is wonderful to do with littles…but I’ve never been brave enough to tackle it with a group of younglings. Perhaps one day I shall hmm?
Oh.. one of the ideas that is making my head spin with ideas lately doing a class with olders making gifts for youngers. Like designing a fairy garden, or building a house, or a farm out of popsicles sticks. Wouldn’t that be a wonderful class to teach? To that end I’ve been searching out popsicle craft ideas.
I wanted to teach a leather working class one time but by the time I sussed out the price for the leather, needed tools and what not, I decided I’d price myself right out of a class. I don’t think co-op classes should cost a whole lot of money… It’s hard with leather to make it your own without all the gees gahs to go with it.
There are just so many possibilities for doing art… go out and find something that looks fun and grab up a bunch of kids and go do it together. Art is meant to be enjoyed in one’s own unique way. Let’s celebrate it!