As mentioned here my boys do three learning tasks every weekday over the summer. Summer break starts in less than a month so I've taken the next step in preparing for their summer learning.
I've created a schedule for them that I think is nicely balanced between academic goals and life skills. Included in the schedule is art with me once a week.
I like a sense of improvisation when teaching so I've created a rough plan of project ideas but will likely mix them up as we go. I will need 6 projects that both the (soon to be) 2nd and 6th grader will do and 4 that just the 6th grader will do. This is where my list is so far:
Art Projects for both boys:
Mosaic with Tile
4 hole bookbinding
Printmaking (lino cut)
Make clay in kitchen and build a toy car
Shekere (gourd instrument)
3D illusion sidewalk chalk painting
Projects for the 6th grader only:
Drawing lesson perspective
Origami 3D triangles
Drawing lesson facial/body proportions
Some of my art lesson brainstorming can be found on my "art education" board on pinterest. Although, I will say I like to add my own twist on the inspiration projects.
The first project will be the fibonacci spiral above and I think the second week will be Japanese 4 hole book binding so they can draw in it throughout the summer.