Tuesday, September 27, 2011

What age are SKETCH students?

I have been getting quite a few e-mails with similar questions, so I posted a FAQ page.

The biggest question seems to be about age, so I'll do my best to explain how it works. Sketch is designed to be a program that families can attend together. The moms chat, the kids get messy, the babies chew on crayons, and the dads drink coffee and talk sports.

My goal in organizing it this way was to give families a break - we are pulled in a thousand directions at once and it is nice to work on something together for a change. Any age can attend. Honestly. Toddlers are welcome and teens are too. It sounds like a recipe for disaster, but because parents are right there beside their own kids, it has actually worked out quite successfully.

Lessons are presented in layers. Overview instruction is targeted toward the elementary students, but then additional instruction is offered 1:1 to the older and more experienced students as they work on their projects.