Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Hands On Art

When I was a little girl, I loved art projects at school. I still remember making an “African mask” out of aluminum foil molded to my face and then painted them with bright paint. I drew, painted, colored, glued and even molded with clay – art was a routine part of the curriculum.

A lot has changed since then.

Fortunately, now days, Harrison experiences unique art projects through a volunteer-run program called “Hands on Art”.  Hands on Art provides children an opportunity to experience different mediums of art as well as learn about famous artists as they create.

I volunteered in Harrison’s classroom during their Hands On Art project, Tumbling Tiles. Harrison loved the project; his tiles took a life of their own, each one connecting to a different “world”.

But he couldn’t take his artwork home.  The children’s artwork is kept and displayed in local restaurants and at the schools events throughout the year.

As we walked home Harrison asked if he could make another set of tumbling tiles.

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Easy-peasy! I have already have cardstock squares and oil pastels. He immediately got to work on his own personal set of tiles.

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Then he had me record videos for some special people.

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Hey, maybe he’s going to be a teacher!…

2 comments:

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

I would love to scribble with some pastels right now! :) LOVE it.

carrie said...

Love it. He has some serious artistic talent. Nice work, Harrison.