Hello and welcome to my blog!
Because creating art has always been such an important part of my life, a way to express myself and relieve stress, I wanted to share it with others who usually don’t have an opportunity to do it. So I created this independent study, “Connecting Kids with Art,” and here, you can follow all of my progress.
This project really began last year when I created and taught a “unified art class” where kids with special needs and worked on art projects with a buddy once a week at McDougle Middle School. However, because summer programs this year have been mostly cancelled due to Covid-19, many kids are now stuck at home without a way to pass the time, relieve stress and possibly express themselves. This is why I wanted to figure out a way to continue my program during the summer because even though school is over, kids’ need for creativity (and a way to occupy the time) is not. So I will be virtually leading art classes for kids with special needs this summer by creating fun art projects and providing them with all of the supplies and virtual instruction.
Thank you, and I hope that you enjoy following along with me on my journey!