Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Illinois, Springfield, IL

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Illinois, Springfield, IL

Created by Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Illinois, Springfield, IL

Theme: Caring for and respecting the mind, body and spirit.

Materials and techniques: Drawing paper, canvas, felt, paint, permanent markers, pencil, markers, and poster board.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, our students loved having the opportunity to express themselves through their artistic eye. Many students made connections between their behavior, how they feel physically, and what they eat that had never occurred to them before.

About: With this project we explored what it means to take care of and respect our minds, bodies, and spirits in everything we do. We discussed with our students the different states of being. We talked about feeling upset, peaceful, mad, excited, happy, nervous, etc. and how those feelings exhibited themselves. We also spent some time talking about nutrition and being physically active and how those ideas affected our well-being. Students were them asked to work in collaborative groups to create a visual representation of the various discussions they were all a part of.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Illinois, Springfield, IL

Fairview Unit

Title: Fitness Fun

Leadership: Mr. Wolf (site director)
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Illinois, Springfield, IL

Ridgely Unit

Title: A Window to My World

Leadership: Mrs. Walden and Mrs. Shull
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Illinois, Springfield, IL

Dubois Unit

Title: AN AMAZING WORLD

Leadership: Mrs. Shaw (Site Director)

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Illinois, Springfield, IL

St. Patrick Unit

Title: ONE LOVE

Leadership: Mrs. Wilson-Madden (site director)
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Illinois, Springfield, IL

Franklin Unit

Title: Spiraling to Well Being

Leadership: Mr. Zimmermann (site director)
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Illinois, Springfield, IL

Black Hawk Unit

Title: Your body is a temple

Leadership: Mrs. Wright (site director)
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Illinois, Springfield, IL

Harvard Park Unit

Artists: Harvard Park Elementary After School Youth

Title: HP 2015

Leadership: Mrs. James (site director), Mrs. Engle (Youth Mentor), Mrs. Bryant (Activity Specialist)

Theme: Mind, Body and Soul.

Materials and techniques: Canvas and Sharpie markers.

Did you enjoy this project? Allowed us to train our youth on subject matter dealing with unity and working together

About: Our art project is representative of how our youth understand ‘Mind, Body and Soul’. These expressions are found in words and in pictures.