I do 3 summer art camps-one is 5 hrs, the other is 4 and the 3rd is 7. I usually start with circle time-with some art related question that they all can answer-that ties into the day's project-favorite color etc, I also made it multidisciplinary-had musicians came in and did a program related to theme-Celtic songs, sea-chanteys, Lighthouse songs and stories-factored in the budget-had guest artists too and this took some of the stress off me. Also had nature walks-gave em a baggie-had to collect 10 things-rule-couldn't be live plants-brought them back in-taped their collection to a paper-drew it-and then painted it. The last afternoon we always have an exhibition and sundae party.
In a message dated 4/17/02 2:07:36 AM, GTBlack@aol.com writes:
<< And if you can, give away art stuff like
crazy.... books, crayons, sketchbooks, brushes, etc.... factor it into the
cost of the class. Kids love free stuff, and you can do all sorts of fun
games to give it away. >>
That is a great idea!!! I am teaching 5 weeks of classes this summer. After
I signed on for the deal I though oh no....I am going to have 1st and 2nd
graders for 3 hours every day....how am I going to pace that!!! This is a
wonderful idea for an ice breaker or when we need to take a break from the
Thanks a bunch!
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