On Thursday I had my first virtual art class! It was so cool to see all of the kids’ faces and meet them for the first time.
My biggest fear was honestly that the kids would be camera shy, but right away one kid, Julian, started sharing his favorite colors with everyone, and I felt much more at ease. Then, two of the girls actually knew each other from school and were so excited to see each other for the first time after so long.
All of the kids seemed very excited to make some art too. We made colorful pinch pots for little air plants, and the kids loved playing with the clay. Many of the parents even emailed me immediately after the class asking where they could get more.
My goal with this class was to give kids with special needs a creative outlet especially during a time when summer programs have been cancelled and everyone is cooped up at home. And it did. But what was really cool and kind of surprising to see was how this art project brought families together; parents carved out time in their day to spend with their kids and kids, parents, and siblings all got together to create art, which is everything I could have hoped for.