Saturday, November 22, 2008

My Winter/Spring Art Lessons.

This upcoming January will be the start of our new co-op. I am excited to have begun this new group and the women forming our group are awesome! We are in the process of ironing out the details, but most of the planning is set.

I will be teaching Catholic arts & crafts and as well as rotating with the preschool class. I am especially excited to be doing my arts and crafts class with the K-2 class. It is a perfect size class with not too many kids, so I won't feel so overwhelmed trying to help kids in their work. Although I am not very artsy on my own, I did get to do some research and gather some projects through books of my own and the Internet.

Following is my weekly schedule. I have put links to projects if they are available. Many of my projects will all be altered to go along with our Catholic faith and perhaps the Liturgical Calendar. But you can use the links as a starting point for your own ideas.

WeekActivity
January 5
Holy Water Fonts to celebrate the Baptism of Our Lord

January 12

Prayer Pockets

January 19

Stitchery using saintly images

January 26

Shoebox Altar

February 2

Beeswax Candles in celebration of the Presentation of Our Lord and Candlemas

February 9
Heart Stitched Cards and Card Making for Saint Valentines Day

February 16

Woven Felt Wall Hanging

February 23

Carnival Scratch Masks and Lenten Alms Jar for Mardi Gras and Preparation for Ash Wednesday and Lent

March 2

Scapular and Sacrifice Beads

March 9
Watercolor and Wax Resist

March 16
Retablos. Stations of the Cross

March 23
Activity TBD

March 30
Rainsticks

April 6
No Class

April 13
Tissue Paper Collage Cross

April 20
Acrylic Mosaics

April 27
Painting with Tempera

May 4
Rosary Box with Rosary

May 11
Marian Lanterns to celebrate May Crowning



I hope that this list inspires someone to go out and get crafty! I'll be sure to post pictures once my class begins and once the kids start crafting. One thing is for sure...my kids are so excited to begin!!

4 comments:

teachingtinytots said...

my oldest takes her first communion this spring! i'm so excited!

Liz said...

Congrats!!

teachingtinytots said...

can't wait to see them as you do them you will post them i hope! i'm interested in the prayer pockets

teachingtinytots said...

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