As an artist I was paired with the teacher for P5, Mr McGlynn and we devised a weaving lesson, intending to use creativity to teach resilience and patience. Over the course of a day, I taught the class basic weaving skills, encouraged them to try things out, and allowed them to make mistakes in order for them to problem solve creatively. I talked to the class about colours and textures, and how colours can be linked to feelings and emotions.
I supported, encouraged and tutored them through what was a frustrating and difficult task, in order to produce their own small weaving.
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