Local DMU was asking for volunteers to help with an art club every Saturday for 10 weeks (9;30-11;30 from the 15th of January to the 26th of March 2022), i decided i wanted to help so i replied to the email (original email from Jamie Scott) then i had to do an online course and wait to hear if i got a place as a volunteer.
Once i got the place and I had completed the online-courses, a DBS check and attended the meeting about the volunteering. i could then help out with the club,
The job evolves one person teaching the children and the volunteers acting like helpers and give them supplies and cleaning up. There are 10 sessions and each session will be teaching different techniques to the children (their parents will come alone as well) so I will be making a post for each week, with what we taught the children and the sheet that where used to help them.
these are all the posts and sessions.
- Session 1: portraits (15.01.2022)
- session 2: colour wheels (22.01.2022)
- session 3: recyclable sculptures (29.01.2022)
- session 4: life drawing (05.02.2022)
- session 5: session was not on (12.02.2022)
- session 6: doing what ever media they want (19.02.2022)
- session 7: missed session (26.02.2022)
- session 8: female roll models (05.03.2022)
- session 9: gallery ( 12.03.2022)
- session 10: starting final pieces of works (19.03.2022)
- session 11: finishing final pieces (26.03.2022)
when first applying I didn’t realize this was part of Cps, I really wanted to help to teach art to children, when talking to the organizers of this we got into a conversation about how art is not really taught within primary school therefore they started these sessions. I found this really interesting and gave me more of a reason I wanted to help out with these classes. Within the 10 session one week is dedicated to taking the children to a gallery, this is an amazing opportunity for them to start to see art and be more involved within the creative world. Witch is such an important part of being a child.
This volunteering opportunity not only helps with confidence but it always helps me to learn how to interact more easily with new people quickly, as a part of tattooing I will need to have this skill so the client feels more comfortable and at ease while I am tattooing them. It’s a really good skill to have in general life and makes people wants to come back more when they feel they have a good professional relationship with a person and it seems friendly. I am very happy I took on this opportunity even thought I will need to very carefully manage my time as I have a lot happening, but it can be done.
Below Are Photos From The Volunteering
These Are The Feedback Form From The Parents And Children
An Email Of Feedback For How I Did