For this weeks Art Experience it felt as if I didn’t have time to accomplish it. Sure it was an easy task, just cramming it in with final exams, presentations and 10 page papers was the hard part. Fortunately for me, I was able to get help from the kids I babysit at my job so I was able to keep the kids busy while I doing the assignment at the same time. As I did it with kids I was really able to connect with them on a whole other level I had never in my 3 years of babysitting them realized how proud they felt about at being a part of my life. At the end of the activity they couldn’t stop taking about how cool I was for being in college and still being able to do “fun stuff”.
As we painted I was able to notice how different each of the kids were and felt their parts were a true refection of who they are. Mia’s neat strokes a reflection of how calm and perfect she is. Elle on the other hand made more of a mess which showed her outgoingness. Levi’s tiny little strokes showed his first exploration at finger painting, he’s only 1 !
Comparing this activity to graffiti writing I want to say that finger painting was more liberating because I don’t think finger painting has a right way or wrong way to do it where as graffiti does. In contrast to graffiti writing, I found finger painting to be more meaningful and exciting.
Overall the activity was a good learning experience not only in the arts but also with the children I spend more than half of the time with.