Collaborative Beginnings in Art Class

Last week was our first art class of the quarter. We were excited to meet with the new group of kids, some new faces and some familiar ones, all ready to get creative together! We started the quarter with decorating sketchbooks that we use in the beginning of each class during "free draw" time. Free draw time is the first 15 minutes of class; the kids come in and draw in their sketchbooks until everyone else arrives. Its a good time and place to do brainstorming for upcoming projects, settle into our creative space, and just draw. We also played a collaborative game where we drew a crazy character together and then shared a story about that character. The kids also introduced themselves and expressed what they would like to do in art class. We got some good ideas and look forward to incorporating them in what looks to be like an awesome new quarter of classes!