Thursday March 20th -
I wasn't able to to come in last week because Travis (I remembered his name!) the assistant cordinator, wasn't there. This Thursday I was thrown right into my new position as art facilitator. I chose to do a collage with the kids, but only 2 of the wanted to try. It was a little awkward to have to go up to kids in the middle of homework or board games and show them my mini collage and ask if they wanted to make one too. In fact, I think my ego was a little bruised after so many rejections. C'est la vie. I got pretty into it, as well as the tutor of one of the girls who signed up. She did a collage of food which she was so proud of the took it home to finish, which I thought was sweet.
I found that in general, I would plan the art project one day (or week in this case) and facilitate the kids the next week. Hopefully next time I'll come up with something a little more interesting and get a bigger group. I'd really like to do paper mache masks, but I'm not sure how keen they are on big projects. Anywho, it wasn't too bad and it wasn't too great. I only have room to improve.