Here are some sample projects to check out! These are some of my favorites from teaching in public schools, church camps, after school programs, and an event I started called Building A Bridge Through Art at the assisted living home for children, their guardians, and their (sometimes great-) grandparents to create art together.
Chuck Norris Can Grate Fresh Parmesean Cheese with His Beard
Limited Palette Portrait for Art 2 at Red Land High School (Lewisberry, PA)
Students studied color theory , facial features, and proportion during this unit.
A talented (and witty) tenth grade student painted this portrait.
The Recording Studio
Emotional Design Elevation for Introduction to Interior Design at Bowie High School (Prince George's County, MD)
Students designed a space to help meet their emotional needs, inspired by designer Ilse Crawford, and put perspective into practice.
A skilled eleventh grade student drew this design.
Painting project for first grade at Bermudian Springs Elementary School (York Springs, PA)
Students learned about Rainbow Row in Charleston, SC, and then drew and painted their own colorful row.
Students put into practice adding windows and doors onto buildings, and painting in between certain lines (tricky!)
(I love the wonky ones)
Collage project during Art Camp at Camp Oceanwood (Ocean Park, ME)
Elementary campers answered the question "What does worship look like?" with magazine clippings and paper.
My teacher example includes torn edges, a limited color palette, and overlapping tissue paper.
The Coat of Many ColorsT
Coat Design craft at Center for Champions after school program (Harrisburg, PA)
Students heard the story of Joseph and his coat of many colors, then focused on using pattern in their own coat craft.
The early elementary class (1st-3rd grade) worked on this project.
Hope in Christ
Watercolor resist painting during Special Needs Camp at Wesley Forest United Methodist Camp (Weikert, PA)
Campers painted with watercolors over a prepared paper (with a rubber cement resist of a cross). After the paint dried, they rubbed the glue off.
Special Needs Adults aging between 18-30 completed these projects.
Building a Bridge through Art
Inter-generational art event at the Bridges at Bent Creek Assisted Living Home (Mechanicsburg, PA)
Residents and children make art projects together to help bridge the generational gap.
Children ages 3-13 (depending on the date of the event), work with residents in their seventies through nineties.