Last May I graduated with a bachelors in art education and haven't applied for a teaching job yet. I am not for certain why but I think I just don't like how schools can expect so much for a lesson which can often destroy its original intentions. I feel like the art classroom teaches lessons that can't be tested because they are life lessons. It connects knowledge to real life experiences. Art allows everyone to feel special and its therapeutic. I don't like how that is not completely understood by other teacher who subject differs and therefore requires different kind of instruction.
What I am trying to say it that I just don't want to be a "teacher". I want to explore with kids and have us learn from each other. I really feel like I want to open an after school art studio for kids. I just have to get the money. It is definitely my dream and it will be neat to see it come true! So instead of becoming a teacher... I am going after my dream. Lol so deep <---- can you tell how passionate I am about art.
Yesterday was my last day of teaching them so I made cupcakes and let them decorate them and also did tye dye which most of them had never done. The scary thing was it was my 1st time showing kids how to tye dye but it went really well!
I did learn a lot from that experience. #1 GIVE KIDS TRASH BAG SMOCKS. Thank god everyone wasn't wearing white.
Doing these programs helps me gain the experience I need with these kids in order to run such a program one day. :)
So neat! We only had 3 colors and we had so many different results. The coolest thing was that a little eleven year old girl took all of these pictures ;)