I have been having issues with this blog lately. I just wrote this beautiful blog all about Sunshine Studios and intentionally saved it… only for it to disappear completely.
This happened to me twice while writing the loofah blog.
But I will persevere and you will hear about Sunshine Studios.
I finished up the summer classes on Friday and so I figure there is no better time than right now for me to answer some basic questions about Sunshine Studios.
The summer classes were open to anyone who was interested in learning art. Most of my students were kids from the School of Promise, but I did have other neighborhood kids that I had never met before come as well.
Once school starts up I am going to have three different classes for different age groups. I am assuming that it will again be mostly students from the School of Promise, but would be really excited if there were other students as well.
Currently I am the only art teacher, but it is possible that in the future there would be a few Thai artists holding classes there as well.
Sunshine Studios is a place where kids from the community can come and learn about different genres of art, different artists from around the world and use different medias to create their own pieces of art.
The current location of Sunshine Studios is actually right behind my house. I can literally walk there in about a minute and a half and the walk from School of Promise to Sunshine Studios isn’t much longer than that.
The space is pretty limited and it is possible that we will change locations in the future, but for now the closeness to home is wonderful.
Summer classes just ended and starting June 2nd I will hold after school classes every Monday-Wednesday. My idea is to have parents register their kids for 4 classes (a month) at a time so that we can work on longer projects and perhaps even have a little art show at the end of the term.
Well, first of all I’ve always wanted a little space to do art.
Secondly, after I got over my stubbornness of thinking that I would never want to teach art, I quickly learnt that I quite enjoy teaching art to children.
I love self expression. I love art history and how certain pieces of art have literally shaped how we see the world. I love independent thinking and the theropy in creating something of your own with your hands.
I love creating an environment where freedom of thought and creativity flow.
Sunshine Studios is the merging of my desire to have my own place to create art and my thorough enjoyment of teaching little kiddos how to tap into their own creativity.
Well, through a lot of help from you all. Be it through cash donations or gifting the studio with art supplies, Sunshine Studios has been very blessed by you all at home.
Holy Spirit seems to be at play in this whole endeavor and so the how question doesn’t really come up too much.
There you have it. A brief introduction to Sunshine Studios.
If any of you has a more specific question please let me know–either in email or in the comments section of the blog–and I will answer you as best as I can.
ALSO! If any of you has an idea for an art project I would love to teach it and then post pictures for you. Share share share your ideas with me!
To close things off, here are some pictures from last weeks classes. We learned about Folk Art all week long and did four different projects exploring different aspects of that type of art.