Art helps us to express ideas that cannot be explained with words alone. Creating art is also a safe and healthy way to reduce stress, which is something that benefits everyone. All classes will be taught by Kelly Darke, registered art therapist using the TAB method. Teaching Artistic Behavior (TAB) is a “learner-directed approach that meets the needs of all learners through choice, agency, flexibility, and emergent curriculum.
Kelly says, “I like to combine elements of TAB and art therapy to create positive, thought-provoking experiences for participants. Students learn how to use and experiment with artistic tools and techniques to create work that is uniquely theirs. Creating art helps build creative problem solving skills, emotional regulation, and confidence. Art helps us to express ideas that cannot be explained with words alone. Creating art is also a safe and healthy way to reduce stress, which is something that benefits everyone.”
NOTE: If no participants join the call/class within 15 minutes after the start time, the call/class will end.
- Colored pencils
- Glue sticks
- Oil pastels
- Watercolor paint and brush
- Blank folded notecard, etc.
6/4- Marbled Paper
Supplies needed: paper, sidewalk chalk, sandpaper, large tray with water (paper must fit easily on top of tray)
Description: An easy way to create marbled paper
6/11 - End of Year Celebration - personal awards / certificates
Supplies needed: printed certificate, coloring or painting materials
Description: It’s the end of the school year - let’s celebrate!
7/14- Cardboard Patterned Animals
Supplies needed: cardboard from cereal box or heavy paper, Animal templates (print from website or email confirmation), paint or markers
Description: Create your own little animal farm! We will cut out the animal shapes, paint them, and then add patterns… what else can you add to your collection?
8/11- Paper Pinwheels
Supplies needed: paper, glue, small brad or paper clip, stick from outside or a dowel or a pencil or popsicle stick
Description: We will make pinwheels that spin in the wind
*Classes are sponsored by Henry Ford C.A.R.E. Program and iCare4U ERG