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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Teaching Children at Primary School Week1

In a program, "School Residency," I'll teach the students at a public primary school from this Wed for 6 weeks. Thank you, the school and Westwords, for this great opportunity. The course will cover basic drawing/painting skills with different medium. Above all, joy must come first! I'd tell the children, "We do not compete, help each other. Each one is different. No right answer in art. Explore it and find an answer on your own. If you find an answer, you'll never forget it in your life. Creativity and imagination are our wings to fly across the sky. Let's make a mess! Woohoo!"  
Teaching is learning. Empower each child, respect them and promote literacy and art, is my mission. I'll ask the students to tell me, "If my say has big words and if I bore you, tell me at once, "Boring!" ok?" An equal power relation is preferable. In my experience, any child is sensitive and very well respects a teacher. I will learn a lot from the students and this School Residency.

I've organised the curriculum based on my own experiences and research. Regarding drawing skills, the students will learn about values, a colour mixture, some painting techniques. The researched information of art will respond to each child's interest. I hope the students will realise that technical things will follow enthusiasm and there's no right answer in art.   

I greatly appreciate many people's support. Particularly, my favourite art supply and their staff, graduated from fine art have helped me. The staff said, "I wish I could have you for my art teacher at primary school, aw!" Oh, thank you. 
Friends, it's very exciting! Also, I've been working on picture book projects that make me very busy. You, too, enjoy drawing and painting fully. 
Happy Painting forever! 




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12 comments:

  1. Exciting! I am sure you are a wonderful teacher! Have fun!

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    1. Thank u, Judy! I hope so, too. Cheers, Sadami

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  2. A great lesson for these lucky children, Sadami. Competition is a killer of creativity, for sure. I wish everyone had been blessed with a teacher like you!!
    Oh, and your sketch is just lovely!
    I will look forward to making a mess. Thank you!

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  3. Thank u, Chris. I will bring an apron with me, hehehe. Yes, competition is not the point. Joy must come first. I love to share joy with others in art. You, too, enjoy drawing and painting!! Best wishes, Sadami

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  4. Am sure you will do a wonderful job Sadami. And I am sure you are going to have a lot of fun too. As they say 'paint like a child', there may be a few lessons for you too. Anyway these children are lucky to get a teacher like you.

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    1. Wow, thank u, AK! The first class went well. All children got so excited and happy. Teachers and me, too, happy. Of course, not easy. I review the outcome and, now, plan the following weeks. My experience of 3 yrs watercolour workshops at Wesley Mission and uni study help me much. Best wishes, Sadami

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  5. The little ones are going to be full of new ideas, colors, and, most of all, your giving spirit!!! If more teachers were like you, just think how many artistic people there would be who weren’t told they couldn’t draw or paint, or that art was not for them. You will do a great job and the kids will love you!

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    1. Yes, Rhonda, you know it well that young ones are full of ideas! I never, ever want to kill their creativity and imagination, but very the basic rules we need to learn such as "add water" to paint! I hope you will teach children, more, too. I know Rhonda, you make this world a better place. Best wishes, Sadami

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  6. Sadami - you are going to make a great teacher. Your joy for art will spill over and inspire these young creatives. Have fun - wish I could visit your classroom. Hugs!

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    1. Debbie, thank u! Young students get excited so much and a first week went well. I hope I will make children and teachers happy. Please come to my class. We welcome you and your family! Best wishes, ((Hugs))

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  7. Aburrido, contigo? Nooo! Imposible aburrirse con tus clases. Tienen que ser divertidas y lo pasarán maravillosamente, además de aprender mucho. Eres fantástica Sadami.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Muchas gracias, Joshemari. Enseñaré a los estudiantes hoy, una segunda semana. Haré mi mejor esfuerzo. Disfruta dibujando y pintando. Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

      Thank you very much, Joshemari. I will teach the students today, a second week. I will do my best. Enjoy drawing and painting. Best wishes, Sadami

      >>>>>>>>>Joshemari said...
      Bored, with you? Nooo! Impossible to get bored with your classes. They have to be fun and they will have a wonderful time, in addition to learning a lot. You are fantastic Sadami.
      A hug.

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