My Story: Exploring your Family Roots and Building your Holistic Personal Story Through Expressive Arts- Thursday – Fall 2023 & Winter 2024 – Grades 5 – 10
Thursday, September 14 2023 @ 11:00AM – Thursday, March 21 2024 @ 12:30PM EDT
Grade/Level:5 – 10
Day of Week:Thursday
Class Times:11:00AM – 12:30PM (ET)
Terms/Semesters:Fall 2023 and Winter 2024
Students will research their family history, interview family members, and write down the stories that are passed from one generation to the next. Through gathering this information students will design and create a final art display, illustrating their personal exploration into their family roots and connection to the greater story of their personal community.
Who am I and What can I share: Then students will develop their own personal story and visions for themselves. Students will interview mentors in their envision profession to gain further insights in their area of passion. In addition, there will be featured mini lessons including: holistic routine building, visions boards, mindfulness, public speaking, and creative writing. Students will develop further confidence, skills, and self-expression in accomplishing their professional dreams and also living day to day with more conscious and mindfulness. Part 2 of this course will also include the students creating a long-term expressive arts project within any chosen medium such as: Creative Writing Piece, Spoken Word, Visual Arts Piece, Original Song, Music, Video, Photo Series, Sculpture, Dance.
NOTE: This class must reach the minimum of five students by August 20th to run. If we do not reach the minimum, parents will be notified via email.
Miss Alli has been teaching my daughters on zoom, both art and sign language from across the globe! It is one of the highlights of both of their days and they cannot wait to get started each week. Miss Alli is an amazing, patient and kind teacher and can keep kids engaged for their sessions even over zoom. My kids are learning so much from her and I am so thankful that my children get to work with Miss Alli.
Taps into Talents
Miss Alli is one of a kind. She was able to tap into talents I never knew my children had. My kids looked forward to her classes and their creativity blossomed just by being around her! She is extremely talented.
Warmth, confidence, intuition, talent, and joy
Miss Alli has the most magical way of leading her art classes! She embodies so much warmth, confidence, intuition, talent, and joy. Her many years of experience show when she walks around the room, engaging and guiding every student in creating their own unique masterpiece. She facilitates every style and personality, helping them express that which they never thought they could. Miss Alli doesn’t lead regular art classes, she touches souls through art and love. Being in Miss Alli’s classroom is a most wonderful experience that leaves all of her students feeling happier and more connected to themselves, those around them, and the world at large!
Advanced Art Techniques
Miss Alli not only taught my children unique and advanced art techniques with such skill and patience but perhaps more importantly, she infused in them a love and curiosity surrounding what it means to be an artist. She wet their appetite so they could see themselves as lifelong learners of the craft. There’s nothing I could want more for my children than an educator who values their involvement in the process just as much as the end result. Miss Alli is a breath of fresh air in her unique ability to meet each kid where they are with palpable enthusiasm.”
Skillful and Imaginative
Miss. Alli is wonderful! A skillful and imaginative artist herself, she has a lovely, calming energy and she sees the true artist hidden in each child. Children blossom under her instruction and encouragement, discovering the artistic style and form that speaks to them. All of my kids loved their time with Miss. Alli, from my oldest who is naturally drawn to art to my middle son whose previous refrain was always, “I hate art.” Ms. Alli helped my oldest daughter to try out new media, understand art as a means of self-expression, and clarify the narratives behind her artwork. And she got my skeptic son to engage and enjoy art for the first time!