Feelings are often difficult to deal with, and communicating them is even harder.
The video explores a journaling/sketchbook technique to develop and foster social and emotional intelligence with your children, students, and self.
Q: What grade are you in?
Q: What is your favorite subject? What is your favorite thing to make artwork about?
A: I really like to use my imagination when I do artwork and make up things.
Q: What is your favorite color?
A: Blue. It’s also my middle name.
Q: How do you feel when you’re making work?
A: It’s really really fun and I feel happy.
Q: How do you want people to feel when they see your work?
Q: What are your favorite mediums to use? What are your favorite materials in the CRES studio?
The Inspiration Station is a center in the CRES Studio that young artists can visit for:
– Art History Books
– Reference Books
– Science Specimens
– Still-life Supplies
– How-to-Draw Books
– Drawing Prompts
Since September students have been working on finding inspiration through sketchbook prompts and the Inspiration Station.
Here is a quick little video showing the artists in action!
Welcome back to a new and exciting school year in the CRES Studio!
We’re starting off the school year by working in our new sketchbooks. Students will keep their sketchbooks for three years to show their progress and help them keep track of what inspires them.
I started the lesson by asking students some questions about sketchbooks. Here are their insightful responses.
Why is a sketchbook a tool?
Why is a sketchbook a great place to try new things?
Why are mistakes important to keep?
Why do most artists, writers, or other creative problem solvers keep a sketchbook on them at all times?
Why might you write in your sketchbook?
Our second graders have been studying what makes up a community in their classrooms. In art we have been talking about what it means to collaborate and be part of a community. The second graders in Mrs. Foster’s class did a fabulous job of brainstorming all of the amazing things that make up our community here in York, ME.