Global Art Summer Art Program 2012
Yours truly, together with 4 other mommy bloggers and our kids got an invite to experience the Global Arts award winning programs.
The program started with the kid’s assessment. I didn’t expect a lot from my son in the session because for me, he is still young (and also the youngest of the group). Beside, his fine motor skills and hand and eye coordination are not yet fully developed plus his attention span are still short (that is why he is undergoing an occupational therapy).
|Ren is the cute one in the yellow shirt|
I was surprised that when the Global Art teachers asked them to sit and color, he did not hesitate to follow right away. I think he likes the pictures and materials that’s why he didn’t whine (he usually cries when he see colors or pencils because for him, it means work). The teacher gave him a worksheet same as the 6 years old kids. As I have said, he has a short attention span so the teacher always gets his attention to do his artwork. Good thing the Global Art teachers are very patient in teaching him.
The Global Art program includes layering of colors, it is like making a simple apple looks more 3 dimensional and natural. Sine my son is used to coloring an object using just one color and he doesn’t understand yet the concept of using different color combinations, he got frustrated when asked to use other shades of the same color (dark, medium, light) and that is the reason why he didn’t finished his work.
But what’s nice about it is that he realized that he can make a simple object more beautiful by using 3 shades of the same color. The older kids on the other hand are very interested on what they were told to do.
|very serious 🙂|
The next thing they did after the drawing and coloring session was the clay art activity. My son is more interested on this one which surprised me again since at home he doesn’t like to hold his clay.
The reason I think is that the Global Art clay has a nice texture (it’s not oily and it’s non-toxic). With the teachers guide, he made a hotdog sandwich and he is very happy with the result.
He may not like the coloring much but he really enjoyed the clay art program.
Global Art are curriculum based and student-centered. They follow a syllabus based on the needs and wants of the child. There are instances that a first timer kid doesn’t want to color but when he starts after a few tips from the instructor, he will learn to love it.
The Global Art program consists of various levels:
- For kids ages 4-6 (Foundation Level)– here the kids will work on simple themes with dotted lines.
- For kids ages 7-10 (Basic Level)– this is an introduction to creative drawing wherein they will use themes from fruits and animals that will lead them to create their own illustrations.
- For kids ages 10-12 (Intermediate Level)– the students will learn more techniques by handling more difficult human figure based themes.
|Ms. Yenny Saw explained to us that an artwork will be called a Global Art artwork if it follows the checklist. The checklist includes: different sizes, cropping, different directions, layering, different objects and shapes, and overlapping objects|
- Cartoon and Comic (for kids 7 and up) – here they can make their own storybooks.
- G-Clay- the one my son loves
- Acrylic Painting- I myself want to try this
|the little guy enjoyed the session so much|