The art project at the Stephen Center has been so fulfilling and a wonderful experience with the kids this yuletide holiday. All glory be to God for the success of the art project. The kids were so excited to create art, turning their play time to artistic engagement was most rewarding experience as the kids were able to create a handful of art works within five days with three art instructors, myself, Ben and da-Costa. The exhibition was the climax of the project and turned out to be a turning point for most of the kids at the home. To enjoy more images from the exhibition, please follow the link below or you copy it on your browser:
Here comes the last day of the art class but for the kids it should not end as it was getting more exciting for them day by day. The kids can't just have enough of the art project and they found every available space as a means of visual expression, even the chalk board. What I did with my class for the period of the project was to attend to each individual kid's need for expression and help each child to explore their unique talents and style with diverse media. I had engaged the kids with Acrylic paint, tempra pigment, and then water colour. As the class progresses new talents and skills were unfolding, the children tend to enjoy the classes the more and had a lot of fun creating art. I have a strong passion to help each individual kid harness their unique talent, creativity and innate potentials.
Each day, I work with the theme that allows self expression, creativity and team spirit. on Wednesday, the kids worked with the theme "My Happiest Moment" to help the kids keep in memory lane their best moment ever in life and eroding their anger, hatred and forgetting the past pains and hurt. The following day, it was a team work of a visual illustration of the typical Nigerian village.
For me, creating art with the kids is a selfless act and the process help to get over emotional stress, pains, hurts and lead them to the part of HEALING! Through art, emotions that are deep in the mind can rise to the surface. It was a wonderful time for me and the team to turn the holiday time of these kids into creative engagement.
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