Life Skills

Shattered Watercolor Art – A Scissor Skills Art Class

Students will have fun creating and exploring the art of watercolor, but our class does not end there! We will work on shapes, colors, & counting. Hand eye coordination and growth in scissors skills will be a heavy focus in class as well.
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35 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 10 weeks

5-8

year olds

2-5

learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Description

Class Experience

Students will gain valuable scissor skills as well as reenforcing concepts as listed in course description.
Art and Creativity are what get me through the day. The joy that creating provides is something that should be shared and explored by all! 

Visit my student art portfolio: https://www.eclecticallymeniki.com/student-art-journaling-examples 

I have been teaching in one aspect or another all my life, from helping in Sunday School classrooms as a teen to teaching my own classrooms at 18. I was a lead teacher for a Preschool prior to having my own family. Once I had children, I was organizing local families into craft clubs and field trips. It was only natural that we chose to homeschool. When I struggled to find a curriculum that would work well with my very hands on son and my visual daughter, I set out to create my own. This curriculum is still on the market 18 years later and being used in homeschools and classrooms across the world. 

I believe all learning styles can be taught in the same space in most cases and you will find that 99% of my classes are project based for the reason. Putting the learning into the hands of the students helps retention and instills a love of learning.  I teach for enjoyment and want my students to also enjoying the learning process, you will not find me teaching to a test or requesting memorization of facts. I will find fun and creative ways to get kids learning without them even realizing it most of them time. Some may call it arts and crafts, but I guarantee you your students will love it and they will learn and more importantly retain the information being taught.
With 20 years of experience teaching my own children at home I am well versed in a multitude of subjects and ages but my passions lie with the Preschool – Elementary age groups and in the arts and sciences and now i share that passion and creativity with anyone willing to listen.

I’ve been focused on teaching within the arts and life skills categories within my local homeschool community and am super excited to bring these classes to Outschool. I have seen so many students show growth and development in the 5-7 years they have been taking my class and can’t wait to share that with your students as well. 

I have always felt that art was important. I did not always know how to put it into words necessarily, but I realized early on that it always left me in a better mood than when I started. With our current “social distance” orders, my views on the need for a creative outlet have gone from thinking they are important to knowing they are ESSENTIAL. We need to create our own happiness and when at all possible share that joy with others. 

While we are all struggling to process our thoughts and fears, our kids are also struggling to put into words what they are feeling. ART CAN HELP. It can become a way to slowly work through thoughts and feelings. Sometimes a feeling is easier expressed in color or shape than in words. And art does not always have to be in the form of a painting or drawing, but a visual representation of what they’re learning. Check out my class listings to see how many different ways arts and crafts can really be learning.
Supply List:
-	Access to a Printer, All Templates will be sent in advance
-	8.5x11 inch Watercolor Paper (I cut down 9x12)
-	9x12 Construction Paper Multiple Colors
-	Basic Watercolor Palette Including At least Primary and Secondary colors
-	Paintbrush
-	Safety Scissors
-	Glue Stick (I prefer the tinted ones as it’s easier for students to not over goop)
-	Paper towels
-	Rinse Water 
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
35 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Students should be familiar with scissors and proper usage; this class helps them practice and perfect those skills in a functional way. While I will cover some basic scissor safety rules at the beginning of class, I encourage parents to also go over their rules for scissor usage and to check in on student often while they are using scissors within class.

Teacher

Ms. Niki (Niki McNeil)
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Create, Inspire, Repeat! We all have an inner artist, you just have to look sometimes.
119 total reviews
304 completed classes

About Me

About Me:

Art and Creativity are what get me through the day. The joy that creating provides is something that should be shared and explored by all!

I have been teaching in one aspect or another all my life, from helping in Sunday School... 
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