Another project I love to do with kids is Cityscapes. I usually do it with smaller formats, but decided on a whim to blow it up and do something similar on a larger area – the café bulletin board. Sometimes, I don’t get a lot of participation each week. So, this one developed over a couple of sessions. As it progressed, I was surprised at who was watching and commented on it. The lesson? The kids are paying attention, even if they don’t seem to be.
The board was actually a lot of work to line out and paint. The letters (on old manila folders) were easy enough to make (and are reusable). Once the board was up, I’d add a “word” every day or so. It was a neat way to engage the kids, as they offered ideas. Learn about DBT.
The basic background, for a tie-in with an exercise I did with the kids, from another great project by Kathy Barbro at Art Projects for Kids.
This was a project I did with the kiddos. The inspiration came from Kathy Barbro of Art Projects for Kids. I did it with several different groups and in individual sessions. Then added then to the bulletin board in the café.
One of my regular activities with kids is a Keith Haring project, thanks to Kathy Barbro of Art Projects for Kids, that usually goes over well. After doing the project one week, I used his style for one of our bulletin boards. Haring’s work often appeals to teens for his underground beginnings. Continue reading
Girls on the Run is a great program. We’ve offered it several times at our facility. I used an overheard projector to trace the outline from the materials and included the mileage of various training loops and their 10 week schedule to work up to a 5K.