I get to teach an art class this summer for our church camp. I am stoked about it. I think my dream job would be to own an art studio for inter-city kids to just totally hang out in and get all creative and artsy-fartsy with me...So this feels like a little taste of that this summer, and I'm ridiculously excited about it.
Totally been Pinterest surfing for art projects appropriate for school-age kiddos. The projects I like best are messy, uniquely individual, and incorporate a wide range of skill levels without affecting the outcome of the project. This is one of my favorite projects~ a painting with alpha stickers that allows a favorite word or phrase to be 'painted' onto the canvas.
After my first two attempts at this, I would change it up a bit for the kids~ basically a flat canvas instead of the wrapped-around-wood kind. Also, patience helps... Someone who does't have any might pull the stickers off too soon and that makes for some not-so-clean sticker lines. (Lesson learned.) I think the flat alpha stickers (my "Oceans" word) are MUCH easier to use than the chipboard, peel-away type. Anyways, my end results were imperfect...but I kinda liked them that way. And, for a class of 20 kids, this might just be a pretty easy, you-can't-mess-this-up-so-run-with-it type of art project.
So simple, it is ridiculous.
What makes it fun are the colors and textures used. (I liked dabbing the paint on with a sponge.)
And anytime I do something on an actual canvas, I just feel legit.
So, canvas in hand, the little peeps will feel pretty good about their paintings, I think.
I found these canvas packs that (in my opinion) would work better for kids.
They are fairly cheap, too!
Paints cost me $5 for a pack of 12 (local craft store).
Cheap. Easy. Unique.
Feel free to share art project ideas if you have any!
(Include links to Pinterest boards if you are so inclined:)...
Happy Friday, friends!
PS, the winner of the Kit and Clowder Clothing Class is Marie-Anne Jagerman. The two winners of 5 SC stamps a piece are Brenda Dube Gollihue and Rosenda Aldarondo. Congrats, friends!!