When I taught art at Wa He Lut my self-devised plan (since I'm not a teacher) was to only teach real skills that students might use in the future to earn a living or enhance their lives. For instance they learned how to make a T-shirt design then apply it to a silkscreen with photo emulsion and screen print multiple shirts of two colours. Another thing they learned through various projects was how to use tools - from hammers to electric drills to coping saws.
It was great to see boys and girls who at first recoiled in fear later know how and when to use tools properly and with confidence. Most of my children had no one in their family teaching basic skills so I felt it was important and empowering that they learn them in my program. So, I'm happy to see this Basic Self-Reliance/Maker Curriculum for Kids.
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posted by - 9:52 PM