One thing I love about teaching art to kids is how quickly they jump in and embrace the project. They don't think too much or plan, even when you want them to! I just finished a session of art journaling at Samy's school, and have really enjoyed watching my little caterpillars morph into mixed media butterflies! I hope I have given them enough tools for their journeys! For our last class, we made journal jars based on this article in Cloth Paper Scissors.
I had my students bring in clear recycled jars. They decorated them with Sharpies (I found that they work best) and washi tape. Then they wrote quotes on scraps of paper, folded them up and put them in their jars for future journal prompts.
Here are some of the kids with their jars and their favorite journal pages:
|Gabriell's dance page|
|Sam's sunny spread|
I'm so proud of these kids! Now to plan 8 new projects... (suggestions welcome!!)
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