We are thinking of starting one too.
The students are going to have to design it.
eg Decide what they want out of it and get parent volunteers.
The kids see me enough during the week.
I am going to get it off the ground and then parents and student
leaders will run the group.
I just don't have anymore free time left but I will help
get it off the ground. I want to see what they do without me as long
as the adult volunteers understand it's about the kids, by the kids
and for the kids...
not for the adults.
Eileen in Ohio
On 11/8/06, michelle yates <email@example.com> wrote:
> Subject: Art Clubs
> From: Michael Hyland <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Tue, 7 Nov 2006 21:15:43 -0600
> X-Message-Number: 11
> Well, I'm going to do it - start a Middle School Art
> Club, that is.
> having been in one or anything, I'm not sure how,
> exactly, to set it
> up. I've
> searched online for ideas, without much success
> I was in the same spot last year by starting an art
> club without any kind of knowledge of what to do.
> It was kind of lame last year but this year we have
> had a lot more fun and lot's of new ideas. Last year
> I started with a $3.00 join the club fee and then
> $12.00 for t-shirts. This year I told everyone that
> it would be $17.00 to join and that included the
> t-shirt. (We have participated in the homecoming
> parade so a certain amount of money is needed just for
> the float.
> We meet every other Wednesday at lunch time. I have
> about 30 who joined and 24 who come regularly. I have
> made it a requirement that each member must get 15
> service hours (of art) in order to qualify to go on
> field trip to the museum. I make them sign in for
> every meeting. We do all the crazy things that the
> school "folks" are always asking for. Posters for
> games, help changing out bullentin boards, artwork for
> events like the winter concert with band. If the band
> parents want we even provide art work for their
> "fundraisers". It keeps that stuff out of my
> classroom circulum and it lets the kids get involved
> in community artwork. THEY LOVE DOING THAT STUFF! We
> have started making jewelry. (Beaded earrings and
> necklaces - so far it has been a huge hit!) I need
> more supplies just for that.
> We started out the club with a design the art
> t-shirt. I decided to give each year a "theme". This
> year it is "I heart art!" The kids got to design,
> explain, and vote on their work and then they get the
> thrill of seeing it "come" alive. If I had the
> equipment I would even screen print it myself. I
> teach at a k-12 school and only have 2 high school
> girls that even show up at that level for art club
> soooooooo I am hoping that I can get them to start
> helping with the junior high kids.
> I think the kids are really liking it and are psyching
> up for the field trip (which does not happen until
> May). Hope that helps you. If you come up with any
> other ideas - let me know!
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