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Galileo Summer Camp
My daughter is very artistic, and we are always encouraging her love of creating things. She likes to make up her own projects and doesn’t always follow directions given when it’s not her project. We urge her thought process and look forward to the finished project. With that said there is a process that she goes through that helps her stay focused, and she amazes us every time. This summer we will be enjoying Galileo Day Camp and we wanted to try Galileo Innovation Approach ® 5 Key Mindsets art project. My daughter wanted to plan and create this project on her own. I took notes and helped her with her ideas.
We discussed what the project was going to be and what does she want it to look like. This project she wanted to incorporate what this month is all about-LOVE, so she wanted to make a BIG HEART. Then we discussed different ways of how we can make the heart. We talked about painting, using canvas, and string then decided to do STRING ART but in our own way. My daughter has eyed string art for a while and wanted to give it try. We drew a huge heart on a canvas.We didn’t have nails or wood, so we stuck with pins and canvas.
The DESIGN she created:
She drew the heart; she visualized how big and where she wanted to place it on the canvas. It wasn’t a perfect heart and guess what that is OKAY! Art is not for the perfectionist that is for sure. Now it was time to CREATE. She had no real plan on how she was going to string the art so she picked three colors she thought would look great together. She had an idea in her head, and she kept at it and designed her heart string art in 15 minutes.
She was determined to make this her OWN design and enjoyed trying different ways to string it. We are all about making mistakes and learning from them. I don’t like to put added pressure on my kids and allow them the freedom to have their ideas and try them. We did learn from Galileo Art Camp that Mistakes are Marvelous: embrace mistakes as they teach campers to create without the fear of making them. They earnestly believe that mistake-making leads to extraordinary learning opportunities and children shouldn’t spend their time in fear of making them. (Grown-ups either for that matter).
Finished project: She decided to add color and watercolored around the heart. We will be hanging this beautiful piece of artwork up in the living room tomorrow.
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