I visited my Santa Ana school last Friday, and attended art journal shows for all four of my fourth grade classes. It was super exciting to have all 4th graders participate in art journaling this year, and feedback from the children and their teachers was incredible. The kids had a blast creating art and expressing themselves, and were excited to share with me and the others in attendance at our shows.
The teachers had nothing but positive things to say as well. Woo hoo! They loved seeing the children so enthusiastically engaged and – given the current academic climate that’s so testing-focused – appreciated that their students had the opportunity to express themselves creatively in an unstructured way.
Again, thank you SO much to those of you who’ve helped me bring art journaling to my Santa Ana and Ontario schools this year and in years past. I estimate that a little over 500 students have received art instruction and supplies since I started volunteer teaching back in 2003, which makes my heart happy. :] Thank you for your help and support!
Here’s a small sampling of the pages that were created by my Santa Ana students, since I can’t share art from all 14o of them. They’re such wonderful artists!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this peek at some of the art my students created. I also hope you have a wonderful week!