In early 2009 I had a great experience teaching a pre-school art class with my son. The children were 3 - 4 years old and so the goal of the class was to teach the very basic elements of art. We had a great time learning all about drawing, painting, gluing, pasting, cutting, color mixing, textures, lines, shapes... I just loved all the cute little kids and I had a blast teaching them. We had a fun field trip to an art museum and then I hung their art work all over my house for an exhibition night!
In the Spring of 2010 I had the opportunity to teach my son Liam's preschool class for a couple weeks all about a variety of artists and we completed some really fun art projects in their style. It was so much fun!
During the Summer of 2010 I taught another art class with my son. The goal of the class was to introduce the children to a wide variety of techniques and materials. The class was about experimenting and we did a lot of projects that allowed the students to have freedom of expression. The kids cracked me up with all of their little 5 year old jokes. They had a lot of fun and developed some great friendships in the meanwhile.
In Fall of 2010 I taught a group of girls in my neighborhood about acrylic paint and showed them how to do collage paintings. I also talked to them about art history. It was so fun to spend time with this big group of girls!
We love our little joyschool group that rotates houses every week and when it is my turn to teach I love to pull out the art supplies!