Thursday, December 8, 2011

Community Art


One of the great things about city homeschooling is the wide availability of various arts programs for kids. City-sponsored art programs, art museum classes, and private art center offerings can lead to a robust and engaging art curriculum.

We have enrolled in various art classes around our city, but my current favorite spot is a popular local drop-in art studio for kids called Mucky Kids. The freedom and flexibility that drop-in, pay-as-you-go art sessions offer are invaluable to us as unschoolers. For city parents in particular, a dedicated community crafting spot offers the space and supplies that small city homes sometimes lack.

Today my five-year-old created ornaments and holiday accessories, while my two-year-old played with modeling clay, and my 11-month-old sat contentedly with some jingle bells and pipe cleaners.

The cost of kids creating, crafting, cultivating an appreciation for community art? $12 per kid.

Not having glitter in my kitchen? Priceless.

2 comments:

  1. I really like your blog. Did you set up a homeschool group called City Homeschooling or is it just the name of your blog.

    I am trying to set up a secular homeschool group in my area (the south!). Not sure how to go about it. I'm thinking meetup.com might be the best avenue to start. Have you done this and if so, how did you do it?

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  2. Hi Michelle, thanks for visiting my blog!

    Yes, City Kids Homeschooling is just the name of my blog. We belong to some active urban homeschooling groups here in Boston that are mostly organized through Yahoo or Google groups, but Meet-Up is another great resource to get started establishing a group in your area.

    I hope you'll visit again soon!

    Kerry

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