The local elementary school is hosting a Chalk Art walk in conjunction with their Display Art, Art Auction, PTA Book Fair, and week of Art Appreciation. Knowing my kids’ teachers didn’t have a budget nor the time to do extra things in class, I made the suggestion to use the children’s Display Art as the Art Auction by converting digital images into photo cards. The sets were made according to the teachers’ specifications and added a few pens donated by National Pen that were inscribed with “Thank you” in various languages including the native Kumeyaay. Success!!
Now, for Little Boy Blue’s class I’m sketching out a kid-friendly Chalk Art drawing to convert into a large scale stencil so the children can color it. His teacher allotted an hour for coloring and I’m totally ambitious about getting it done. Everyone tells me that they’ve spent upwards of 5+ hours on the project…drats if I’m gonna do that! No way!! I’m determined!! I’m positive that the children can do it themselves!! Besides, its their Chalk Art Walk…why would I want to see parent’s art? Um, I’m so looking forward to the children recreating this…
The theme is Universities and their class picked “University of Sorbonne — Paris” which is where Marie Curie taught and Victor Hugo attended school. The motto of the school is “Here and Anywhere on Earth”
***UPDATE*** May 17th — the class has completed the work! They did it beautifully!! 28 six year old children & LOTS of chalk & one hour….AWESOME!!
I’m most proud that the children did the chalk drawing and they completed in the time allotted. Planning, preparation & the power of positive thinking wins again!!