The Art Nanny™ has developed a program, start to framed, that keeps participants on task for a period of time, there is no room to stray from participating. The pure engagement with the individual’s production of their artwork creates a calm, quiet, relaxed, controlled period of time. This has been reproduced every time without fail for mixed ages, new participants and returning customers, in party settings as well as public class setting.
I was booked for a private birthday party for a 3year old. I was referred to the client and she had no prior knowledge of the ColorShield™ Art Kits, except from what was presented through a Google search to find my web site and social media. All prep of the party was done solely online through email. The Art Nanny developed a new ColorShield™ to fit the theme of the clients event. First meeting the client was the day of the event. The participants were mixed from the age 2yrs old - 10 years old, along with parents and grandparents who attended the party. The children were draw to the table set up as soon as they saw it with curiosity. It was easy to call them to their seat when the time present itself. All sat together, parents sat with their toddlers for assistance. The process was explained shortly and the first instruction was give. Instantly engaged, when the next step was presented, they all moved on with out a question, completely engaged in the process. It was at this point that I noticed the adults had now formed a circle around the table as onlookers to the process, even the caterers where at the edge of their station watching. Everyone at the event was engaged in the process! It gave parents time to talk to others, as their children were seated and engaged. The grandparents of the birthday girl gave me the best compliment.
He said, “ As you can see I am an older gentleman, and I must say with out hesitation, This is the best children activity I have ever seen”.
The participants finished their ColorShield™ Art and the second phase of why these kits are so valuable was demonstrated. They all now completed a finished, recognizable artwork as unique as they are. The excitement and sense of accomplishment beeeemed from all of the children, as well as from their caregivers. Participants are truly proud of their artworks. Each ColorShield™ art kit is created in a frame and ready to take home and display upon completion. This creates a lasting memoir for the participants to cherish for years to come.
This occurrence happens over and over. Even to participants who have experience it once or several times before.