Choice Based Art Education
BASA Art Class, Week 3
Based on conversations that I had with the kids last week about being flexible and adapting their projects when things don't go exactly as planned, I decided to read the book Beautiful Oops by Barney Saltzberg. The class really enjoyed the book and we talked about how you can transform things that might seem like "mistakes".
I also brought a book about Hundertwasser for everyone to look at. This Austrian artist made incredible use of lines and color in his paintings and architecture. I thought this might be of particular interest to the kids that have been gravitating to the construction center.
This week I also opened the sewing center. Several of the kids dug right in and started sewing pillows, pouches and a banner.
I am looking forward to more creative fun in 2013 - happy new year!