Lesson series

Feelings, Friends and My World through Visual Arts

Explore feelings and friendship with drawing and collage. Discover how to make letter monsters and animals, empathy portraits, paper playgrounds and a lively neighborhood street from junk mail. What do we need to thrive and survive, together and apart? Practice critical social emotional skills, choice making, problem solving and spacial awareness. Ideal for Grades K-3

  Ideal for Grades K-3.
 Addresses national standards for literacy and visual arts.
  You will need: Paper (white, scrap, and cardboard), Scissors, Glue, Tools to draw and color.

This course features videos from #YIACre8tes, livestreamed art lessons for students and families during shelter in place in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Meet the instructor

Cathy Bowman

Cathy Bowman is an award-winning cartoonist and writer who draws for print and online publications. For several years she was a reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle; she now writes about the arts for the San Francisco Examiner.
Cathy is an experienced teacher, artist and journalist who enjoys helping children tell their stories in words and pictures. She has conducted workshops for the Charles Schulz Museum, the Girl Scouts, the San Anselmo Recreation Department and others. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and the author and illustrator of the mini-comic, “The Old Cat and the Sea.”Cathy holds a B.A. in Political Science from U.C. Santa Barbara. A lifelong traveler, she was a Peace Corps volunteer in Niger, West Africa.