Saturday, December 15, 2012
Thursday, December 13, 2012
This Fall I've had the great pleasure to be involved with Communities in Schools of Orange County. I am finishing up a 12 session residency with a Middle School after school program. CIS facilitates opportunities for kids to have additional educational opportunities and resources via this casual learning environment, plus they get a nutritious snack, and some supervised afterschool TLC.
Besides creating a mosaic artwork I have incorporated as much as I possibly could into these 12 sessions; world cultures/history, literature, math, science, computer skills, working with tools, brainstorming and planning, working individually and collaboratively, creative thinking/play with recycled and non/traditional materials, hands on art activities, and photography. There have been a few challenges, not all students come to all sessions, the time is condensed due to their bus schedules, and several of the students do not speak English. I have learned so much from these kids. I'm so glad I took the time to fit it in.