Our local school has a clubs
programme they run once a year. For one afternoon a week for five weeks the children can choose and elective
to participate in. I volunteered this year and took a fabric art
class. The design inspiration
was cut fruit. The 6 girls aged 10 and 11 made their own design, pattern and constructed
their own quilt right down to machine quilting and making labels for their art work. Their finished pieces blew me away. Once they knew they could do it, the creative
juices just flowed. Children
are amazing creatures we do not always see what they are capable of accomplishing. We can miss an amazing
opportunity to teach kids by thinking they can't do something when in reality they can.
These photos are of their work that they did.
I had a wonderful experience with these children. I can't wait to do it again next year.
Sometimes we never know just how much we can do until we try. What a great opportunity for these kids to realize how creative they can be!ReplyDelete