Thursday, July 20, 2017

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 use the rulers and other items to trace shapes then cut them out. Their cut-out shapes would be their art materials.
  • Supplies
    • Construction paper
    • Pencils
    • 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

  • 7-20-17
    • School Visit
    • Notes: The regular program last week was cancelled due to flooding. I took it to 3 school classes. We did the storytime first, then passed out paper and they made pictures with the paper and glue sticks. The first class had art boxes, but the others didn't and they actually did really well just ripped and did really well with that.
  • 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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