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Suggestions For News Teachers Of The Summer Childrens Art Classes Austin Programs Offer

By Raymond Butler

If you have decided to make your debut as a volunteer painting instructor for small children this summer, you may be thinking you have gotten in over your head. You might love to paint, but little kids have short attention spans and can get bored easily. If you aren't used to working with kids, the job can seem even more challenging. There are a few things you can do to make sure the summer childrens art classes Austin centers offer provide plenty of fun for the students.

You have probably learned that these kinds of classes have limited budgets. When you find out your class size, you can decide whether or not you can afford to purchase cheap smocks for everyone. If not, it's a good idea to send a note in advance, asking parents to dress their children in clothes that washable paint and supplies won't ruin. The focus should be on the paint projects, not the mess they make.

The workspace you set up needs to be large enough to accommodate all the kids and their easels or tables, depending on the surfaces you are using. If there is a sink in your room, it's a good idea to set the workspace up in that vicinity. You won't have to carry dirty brushes, paint palettes, and rags so far that way. Anything that can't be spattered, should be moved out of the way.

Not all paint is appropriate for small children. Oil paints are expensive and contain ingredients you don't want your students to put in their mouths. Kid's acrylics, watercolors, and dry gouache will work well and are safe for youngsters.

You may love your sable paint brushes, but expensive brushes and other supplies are not appropriate for this age group. Pick up the cheapest brushes you can find at area big box stores. You don't actually need brushes at all. Paint will adhere to sponges, string, rollers, bubble wrap, and wooden sticks just as well.

When the lesson is over, and it's time to clean up, you don't have to do all the work yourself. Your young students need to learn that a work area has to be cleaned. You will do them a service if you insist that cleaning is an important part of the process, and teach your students how to do it properly.

A class like this should not be a contest among students for praise or awards. Your job is to encourage, suggest, answer questions, and be supportive. You can decide whether you want to introduce subject matter into the painting sessions or let the kids go with what interests them. The projects should never be graded. Every finished piece should find a prominent place on the walls of your room.

You don't have to be a master of technique or color to teach one of these classes. Your goal should be to make the experience fun and rewarding. Most little kids are creative, and if you can tap into that part of their minds, you could open up a world of new ideas for them.

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