Special Education Art Classes (children with severe learning difficulties – ZMLK in Dutch)
A series of three classes.
Children, age ± 5, developmental age ± 1,5 years.
Three lessons, exploring and discovering materials and colors.
Lesson 1: A group activity. Painting with life size brushes, hands and feet on a very big paper. How does that feel? What happens with the colors (red and yellow) when they are being mixed? Experiencing the concept / learning the words / gestures for measures (big) and colors (yellow and red, orange), other words: paint, brush, wet, dry, look. Large motor skills. Experiencing with the whole body. Having fun. Seeing beauty.
Lesson 2: Working individually, with easy to use red, yellow and blue water solvable wax crayons, artist quality. First part: drawing, starting with one color, then the next one, etc. Next part: working with a small brush and water and experiencing what happens to the colors. Experiencing the concept / learning the words / gestures for measures (small) and colors (yellow and blue). Fine motor skills. Experiencing the power to be able to create something beautiful all by yourself.
Lesson 3: Big boxes, yellow and blue painter’s tape. Experiencing how tape feels and what tape can do. Experiencing the concept / learning the words / gestures for measures (big, small), positions (in, out, under, on top etc)and colors (yellow and blue). Learning through play.
These art classes were made possible by the Papageno Foundation, De Rode Loper op School, stichting Mocca and Plein C.