Eyeball It!TM is a unique series of studio art projects for elementary school-age children to do at home with a parent or other interested adult– painting, drawing, sculpture, collage.
Eyeball It!TM project directions are written to give children structure, technical help, and new ideas. Each project requires several work sessions, providing roughly a month of activity.
Eyeball It!TM offers parents/adults the opportunity to generate art experiences themselves without having to be artists.
Directions suggest clearly where parental help is needed and what has to be done. The program’s schedule is highly flexible and fosters conversation between parents/adults and children about each project’s content.
HOW MUCH TIME DOES IT TAKE?
For the adults, roughly an hour to start each major project with the child. After that, gentle guidance when useful to help the child focus on moving through the stages of the project and completing it.
For the children, several work sessions over the course of a month. Sessions may be 75 minutes or 5 minutes, depending on the child’s own creative process and open time.
WHAT WILL IT COST?
The Eyeball It!TM program itself is free and available online.
An optional Materials Kit is offered by a cooperating art supplier: $107 for 1 child, $117 for 2 children together sharing supplies. Plus recommended scissors at $5 per child, to be purchased separately online. (Please see Note to Parents/Adults re: Art Materials for details.) Materials can also be purchased independently.
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Painted Collage on Homepage: Detail from Jazz: Thinking Out Loud, Reaching for Song #29 © 2011 Ellen Priest