Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Art Lesson

Since our CBIs were eliminated due to Covid numbers, I had some time to fill in class. Aide 1 suggested an art lesson using a YouTube video. I did not know there were videos out there going step by step in drawing things. 

Apparently, they had done this sort of thing before. And I thought it was a grand idea. Aide 1 sent me a link to one of the YouTubers, and I went through and selected a project I thought would be fun. 

The other classes at this school do more art than this class does. I guess because we're more focused on work skills and independence skills. But it's not a bad idea to have them do projects like this. 

As they demonstrated each step in the video, I'd pause and give the students a chance to replicate it. In the end we got some interesting finished emojis. (I had planned to take pictures to share, but things happened where I was unable to do this.) Pizza's finished emoji was purple and black and had some wild hair. 

It's nice to break out of the routine sometimes. 

24 comments:

  1. Oh, that would be a fun thing to do with a class. It's great that those videos exist! I hope all the kids enjoyed it!

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  2. I didn't know they had videos like this on YouTube either. I suppose it should not come as a surprise since there's just about everything you need online. You just have to look for it.

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    1. It's in the category of stuff you never thought to look for. It's amazing what videos they have out there now.

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  3. You Tube is such a resource! Sounds like the class had fun and sometimes, fun is the right thing to have.

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    1. There's nothing wrong with a bit of fun, especially for a class like this.

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  4. Art can be just as important. Most kids think it's fun, so they are more willing to do it. Smart move.

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    1. They're done with high school, anyway. And not college bound. They should be looking for things they like to do.

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  5. You can find videos for anything on YouTube! Unless it has more than five seconds of copyrighted material.

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  6. I bet they had fun. I always think the point of art is being able to express yourself, so not finishing with an exact replica isn't always a bad thing (within reason of course).

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  7. That's definitely a fun project to do in class. I'm sure they all did a great job and enjoyed it.

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  8. That would be a fun project for the kids.

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  9. You Tube got me crochet.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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  10. I've pulled up a few of those videos for my kids, but it seems they don't like following along very well. We've also done paint night videos where they walk you through all the painting, but those usually take well over an hour.

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    1. I think you have to be in the right mindset. It helps that we did this at school. And they're very good at following directions.

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  11. So are you a permanent sub to this class for a bit? Its always fun teaching someone, young or old to do something new.

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    1. I was a long term sub for this vacant position. Was. See Friday's post...

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  12. I wish you could have taken pictures. Pizza’s emoji sounds quite unique

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    1. It was. I had planned to post them on the wall. But then things happened, and we no longer needed art for the wall.

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  13. It seems like there are YouTube videos for everything. It's nice that there are so many to choose from.

    I'm glad y'all found something kind of fun to do in place of the lunch outings.

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    1. Yeah, it was nice to change things up a bit. I mean, I know they would have preferred to go out, but barring that...

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  14. Cool! I think you made a good choice.

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