After a week off, we were back at Southwark with 2 classes in a row. Like last time, we started with the middle school group. The first time we met them, they were antsy but this time the group was engaged, receptive, and ready to make art. We talked about the cold weather, and how it feels like winter even though it’s still fall. We talked about being thankful, and what in our lives we’re most thankful for. After a good group conversation, the students each received a paper kite to decorate. As the worked, Kristin, J, and I went around the room and talked to each student about what makes them unique and happy, and where they or their parents originated from. Most were from Philadelphia but had parents come to America from other countries.
After 45 minutes with them, we headed downstairs for the second session with the 2nd grade class. They were excited to see us again. This was our third class with them and it’s getting easier to remember names. They were attentive as Kristin read a book about the seasons and led them through identifying rhymes. We got them started on the same kite project, with a little more imagination and wackiness than the older group brought. The afternoon flew by, and suddenly it was time to go. As I sat in my car, getting ready to drive home, I saw multiple students walking by with their parents, flying kites.
Today was our second week of working with our 5th, 6th, and 7th grade class. In honor of it being an especially windy fall day, we decorated kites. We asked … Continue reading Windy Day Kites and Getting to Know Our Students!!!
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10-23 Southwark The past two Tuesday afternoons were full of excitement for me and for the students at Southwark. We started off our semester on Tuesday, October 23rd with some … Continue reading Getting Creative at Southwark
This week at Fishtown Recreation Center, we got to celebrate Thanksgiving! We started off with a very exciting class learning activity. We cut out fruits, vegetables, and a cornucopia from … Continue reading Class Cornucopia, Sitting Turkeys, and House of Gratefulness!
This week at Fishtown Recreation Center, we continued with our fall theme! Our first activity was making landscapes. We cut ovals for trees, brown strips for the ground, and white … Continue reading Getting Ready for November with a Tree-Themed Day!
Below you can read what several of the youth who are involved in ASI have written about themselves. This is a simple, but efficient, way to get to know the … Continue reading Get to know our youth!
Today aside from our usual class, we also made some crafts with a 6th grade class. Our crafts for today were centered around fall and upcoming Halloween. We started out … Continue reading Spooky Skeletons, Spiders, and Masks
Your invited to Art Sphere Inc.’s combined Bok Tenant Mixer and Public 20th Anniversary Benefit! Enlarge yOur circle On Our blOck at BOk: Join us for Free refreshments and live … Continue reading Bok Tenant Mixer and Public 20th Anniversary Benefit
Continuing with our October theme, we made sugar skulls to celebrate the Day of the Dead! The children colored in and decorated their skulls, while they learned about the history … Continue reading Sparkly Sugar Skulls & Cute Paper Bag Puppets