Hello! I hope everyone has had a nice start to the week. I just wanted to give an update on my progress so far since everything is really coming together and my program will be beginning very soon!
For the past two weeks I have been working hard to recruit kids to participate in my art program. I emailed individuals I know who have kids with special needs, reached out to Special Olympics, a speech therapist at Chapel Hill High School, a teacher I worked with at McDougle Middle School, and a few other organizations I could think of. Although I struggled at first to get families on board, all of a sudden over the weekend I heard from 6 families all at once. So now I have 9 local kids participating in all!
I have also been ordering all of the supplies and putting together art kits for the kids to complete the 5 different projects I have planned. My hallway and bathroom are a complete mess right now with art supplies everywhere, but I will be delivering all of the supplies this week, and will then finally be ready to officially start my classes! My first virtual class will be on Thursday, and we will be making colorful pinch pots to hold some really cute little air plants. I am pretty nervous right now about doing this virtually, but hopefully everything will go smoothly!
I will definitely be giving an update later this week about how the class goes!