For the last few years my school has been able to offer some after school classes. Last year I taught Japanese Art and Eats and Storybook Art. It was a fun experience for me. I had small classes sizes and could experiment with new projects.
This year I am going to co-teach an African art class and also teach a class devoted to James Rizzi (both will be 3rd and 4th grade). I am pretty excited. So I thought I would ask for your input…MY WONDERFUL ART TEACHER BLOG FRIENDS. So far I know I want to do something with African masks (not sure what media), Ndebele dolls, and a textile project (but not Adinkra because I will be doing that is my regular classroom). I also saw some sort or wire push toy and can’t remember the name of it…I think it started with a “G” (real descriptive…I know)
I know I am going to do this lesson from we heart art. I just love it….http://ourartlately.blogspot.com/2010/10/ndebele-dolls.html
So do you have any great ideas? Feel free to leave a link to your blog. I also know some of you are just getting to know James Rizzi’s work, but I would be interested in your ideas about him too. I don’t want to repeat any of the lessons I taught last year. I am thinking about clay houses, maybe a mural, and so on. I will make sure to post the projects too!