Summer Camp 2010 is 12 days away! As a teacher, I always wish to know how to best empower my campers to find the magic of their gifts and talents.
These awards were invented by one of my campers. He has a gift for insight, humor and recognition. He had fun giving these awards away with kindness to his peers. He gave me the most smelly award which I’m fairly certain in boy humor is a compliment (I also got to act like an ape which made everyone laugh)
Art Yowza was recently given an award from the Alameda Education Foundation for bringing innovation into the schools. It was a total surprise! I’m so lucky to live in a community where I can develop my leadership and be self-expressed.
Thanks Jaimie for asking, “What do you wish to know?”
What award would you secretly love to receive? What recognition would you love to give?
bold creative fun leaders
creative aunts and uncles
I’m taking a really fun class online called Between the Lines: Telling the Story of You and Your Business. It’s really got me dreaming big!
If only this bunny puppet could talk! What does she have to say?
Um, like, you know…… I stumbled over my tongue in this 15 minute interview!
The image editor surprised me by picking out the above pic to illustrate my story……
it’s a collaboration between me and two of my after-school students called Flower Power.
Tough questions! I was asked:
1. how do I inspire others?
2. how do I encourage the potential in others?
3. how am I inspired myself ?
4. how do I explore my own potential?
The Get Inspired Project is groovy fun. It’s a treasure trove of wisdom.
Thank you Toni Reece for the laughs!
This inspires me! My friend Lucy Ames sent me this pic of her arts learning bulletin board from her classroom.
Lucy has an amazing art summer camp in El Cerrito, CA called Imagination Kids.
I highly recommend her Famous Artists and Joy of Color Camps.
I love to look at the structure of trees.
Did you know I offer Tree of Life Parties for Adults?
Photo and Display Created by Lucy Ames
I am teaching a fun class for adults!
We’ll make a sculpture in less than one hour that you can take home and teach to others.
I’d love to see you there!
Action Figures! Fun Storytelling through Sculpture
Let’s have some bold creative fun making fast and elegant action figure sculptures. This hands-on workshop is perfect for dance/ movement, theatre, and music teaching artists as well as visual arts specialists. Learn to adapt action figure sculptures to your classroom needs, lesson plans and making arts learning visible. You’ll take home a nifty sculpture, new tricks and a head full of ideas.
What: Teaching Artists Workshop to benefit Teaching Artists Organized
When: Monday, October 12, 2009, 6 to 8 pm
Where: MoCHA, 538 Ninth Street, Oakland.
Cost: Cost: $12 (suggested donation) pay at the door, cash only please – all proceeds go to TAO
To Register: RSVP to tao @teachingartistsorganized.org Put “Sign Up for Classes” in the subject line
Kelly Watson of Women Wise Marketing interviewed me about ARt YoWZA.
“My name is Rebecca Stees. I’m the owner and director of ARt YoWZA: Bold Creative Fun Camps, Classes And Parties for Kids and Adults.
I started my business five years ago after I was laid off from my job at a non-profit art center due to budget cuts.
I chose this field because I knew I needed to be in a creative community, making art and playing every day. It has made me very happy.
Marketing ARt YoWZA
Marketing is fun for me because it allows me to share my top values: self-expression, reflection, creative fun and innovative productivity. I also like serving my creative community.
What has worked well for me:
Exhibiting ARt YoWZA visual art shows, especially the one at two Starbucks locations in Alameda, CA
Partnering with the PTAs of local elementary schools by offering them a free event called “Family Fun Night With ARt YoWZA.” Around 200 people attend each event.
Hanging posters around town
Donating my camps and classes to auctions that benefit kids, especially school auctions. My $300 summer camp donation gets a lot of recognition.
Building great word-of-mouth marketing by asking clients for support, ideas and testimonials.
click here for the whole interview.
On this blog you can find
• art inspiration
• children’s creativity
• bold fun
• and the ARt YoWZa story!