The little art class has about 20 children, ranging from 5 to 10 years old. Tiger attends the class too (hence we are taking a break from our Artist Study at home). We meet each week to learn about the elements of art in a structured way -- with a mix of theory, demonstrations, and practical activities.
Since the children have varied degrees of prior exposure to art, I decided to start the first session with them by leveling off everyone's expectations (of themselves and of what the class is about) by introducing what art is, how each artist is different, how there are many different ways to interpret and express art.... Essentially, what I hope to achieve with this class is:
- to introduce the children to the basic building blocks of visual art;
- to teach them basic techniques that they can apply for themselves at home;
- to help them express themselves; and
- to help them gain confidence in themselves through the process of making art.
The second half of the lesson was for the children to draw whatever they want using at least one of the elements.
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