Special Education Art Classes (children with severe learning difficulties – ZMLK in Dutch)

A series of three classes.
Children, age ± 5, developmental age ± 1,5 years.
Three lessons, exploring and discovering materials and colors.

Lesson 1: A group activity. Painting with life size brushes, hands and feet on a very big paper. How does that feel? What happens with the colors (red and yellow) when they are being mixed? Experiencing the concept / learning the words / gestures for measures (big) and colors (yellow and red, orange), other words: paint, brush, wet, dry, look. Large motor skills. Experiencing with the whole body. Having fun. Seeing beauty.

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Lesson 2: Working individually, with easy to use red, yellow and blue water solvable wax crayons, artist quality. First part: drawing, starting with one color, then the next one, etc. Next part: working with a small brush and water and experiencing what happens to the colors. Experiencing the concept / learning the words / gestures for measures (small) and colors (yellow and blue). Fine motor skills. Experiencing the power to be able to create something beautiful all by yourself.

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Lesson 3: Big boxes, yellow and blue painter’s tape. Experiencing how tape feels and what tape can do. Experiencing the concept / learning the words / gestures for measures (big, small), positions (in, out, under, on top etc)and colors (yellow and blue). Learning through play.

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These art classes were made possible by the Papageno Foundation, De Rode Loper op School, stichting Mocca and Plein C.

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