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Kids Art Club

The C.A.R.E. Program supports students wanting to expand their experiences beyond the classroom, however, our Kids Art Club sessions are not open to students to join as part of your student observations. Students are welcome to join Creative Mindfulness, Self-Care Hour with Kelly and/or any of the other educational offerings which can be found here: www.henryford.com/caregiverwellness

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.

Supplies needed:

  • Paper
  • Pencil 
  • Markers
  • Colored pencils
  • Glue sticks
  • Oil pastels
  • Watercolor paint and brush
  • Scissors
  • Blank folded notecard, etc.


Session dates: 

12/3 - Magazine trees
Supplies needed: old magazines, paperclips
Description: we will learn how to recycle old magazines into trees that stand on their own. 
 
12/10 - Silhouette story
Supplies needed: black construction paper, scissors, glue stick, white paper
Description: we will learn about artist Kara Walker and how she tells stories using silhouettes cut out of black paper. Then we will create our own paper cut silhouette story. 
 
12/17 - Stitching a pillow animal
Supplies needed: animal template, embroidery needle, cotton fabric or craft felt, embroidery thread or sewing thread, craft stuffing or old paper. 
Description: create a small soft pillow in the shape of an animal - learn to stitch the edges together to show your thread or to hide your thread. 

1/7 - New Year Focus
Supplies needed: paper, template optional, magazines (to cut up), stickers (optional), glue stick, colored pencils, markers
Description: Let’s start the year off with a positive attitude! Today we will create a vision board style collage with words to focus on for the new year.

1/14 - Name Art Puzzle 
Supplies needed: paper, markers, colored pencils, scissors, tape
Description: We will create an abstract design that is secretly hiding our name

1/21 - Dream Catcher
Supplies needed: paper plate OR embroidery hoop, string, beads, paper, colored pencils, markers
Description: What is your dream? Today we will make a dreamcatcher that carries with it our dreams for the future.

1/28 - Woven Bowl
Supplies needed: paper plate, (plastic disposable cup works well also), scissors, yarn or string
Description: We will make a bowl by weaving yarn through sections of a paper plate

2/4 - Continuous Line
Shantell Martin - Are You You : You Are You
Supplies needed: paper, wide black marker
Description: Learn about artist Shantell Martin and her black and white illustrations, then create your own!

2/11 - Origami Heart Message

Supplies needed: paper, colored pencils, markers, scissors
Description: Create an origami heart with a hidden message when opened

2/18 - Color wheel mandala
Supplies needed: Template, paper, colored pencils, markers
Description: Create your own unique mandala design following the colors of the color wheel

2/25 - Circle challenge
Supplies needed: template optional, paper, colored pencils, markers, or paint
Description: How many things can you draw that have a circle? 

3/4 - Paper Birds
Supplies needed: bird template, newspaper or scrap paper, color paper (construction paper or color with markers), masking tape, wire or paperclips OR pipe cleaners, scissors, glue
Description: We will create a small paper sculpture bird with paper feathers

3/11 - Easy 3D 
Supplies needed: paper, colored pencils, markers
Description: Learn how to create letters or numbers that jump off the page! 

3/18 - Watercolor plaid
Supplies needed: water color paper and paint, paint brush, cup of water to clean brush
Description: Blend colors using the transparency of watercolor paint to create layered patterns

3/25 - Paper quilt
Supplies needed: template, paper, colored pencils, markers
Description: Learn about the Gees Bend quilts and make your own paper version

4/1 - Abstract Trees
Supplies needed: paper, colored pencils, markers
Description: Create beautiful abstract trees using geometric shapes

4/8 - Earth Day - Recycled Art 
Supplies needed: items to recycle instead of throwing away, glue or tape, paper, colored pencils, markers
Description: Earth Day is April 22 - let’s recycle some of our everyday items into sculptural artwork instead throwing it away

4/29 - Paper beads 
Supplies needed: paper, colored pencils, markers
Description: Today we will recycle magazine pages into beads to string together for unique art

5/6 - Blooming flowers
Supplies needed: paper, colored pencils, markers, scissors, bowl of water
Description: April showers bring May flowers! Today we’ll make flowers that magically bloom

5/13 - Paper mâché donuts
Supplies needed: newspaper, masking tape, paint, paper, colored pencils, markers, 
paper mâché mix: in a bowl, mix water and flour until you get a smooth pancake batter consistency (best if you can add liquid white glue)
Description: Learn about artist Wayne Thiebaud and create our own delicious looking paper mâché donut

5/20 - Pictionary
Supplies needed: paper, colored pencils, markers
Description: Last day of Kids Art class so let’s play a game! 


*Classes are sponsored by Henry Ford C.A.R.E. Program and iCare4U ERG

Contact: C.A.R.E. Program

866-574-7530

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Fee:

Free

Dates Offered: