Wednesday, July 13, 2016

We Explore Favorite Artist Michael Hall

  • Program Goals
    • Show children and caregivers different art techniques
    • Introduce children and caregivers to new authors and new perspectives on favorite authors
    • Provide a flexible program that is open to a variety of ages and needs
    • Introduce shapes and colors
    • Introduce using a ruler
    • Practice rhyming (early literacy skill)
    • 20 children and adults in attendance
Art Project Part 1: Drawing and making shapes (10-10:15)
  • I told the kids to draw colorful pictures, flip them over, and use the ruler etc. to draw shapes on the back.
  • Supplies
    • Construction paper
    • Pencils, markers
    • Rulers, bowls, cups
Storytime/Snacktime: 10:15-10:40
  • Books
    • Perfect Square
    • My heart is like a zoo
    • Frankencrayon
    • Red
    • It's an orange aardvark
    • Cat tale
  • Snack
Art Project Part 2: Collage (10:40-11)
  • The kids cut up (or ripped) their paper and glued them to the paper
  • Supplies
    • White construction paper (9x18)
    • Glue
  • 7-13-16
    • Attendance: 8
    • Notes: I think mostly adults got really into this one. One kid did really get the idea of ripping and tearing a shape into new shapes.
  • 2014?
    • Attendance: 21
    • Connections/Feedback: I started out with a very small group, then ended up with a lot of people wandering in at the end. The kids were younger, so we couldn't talk as much about the art as I had hoped, but I did work with one kid on using a ruler and My Heart is Like a Zoo went very well as we identified the heart shapes in each picture and talked about how they were broken up to make the animals. I wasn't able to practice rhyming with them (too young) but we did talk about shapes and colors.

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