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Bidding will close at our Fore the Children Golf Classic event at 5:15 PM at the Butler Country Club on September 20th.
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We're eight, nine, and ten years old and created this piece by painting different layers. We started with the sky, then the black mountains and details, and finally, the girl on the peak. Just like this painting, we're all made up of different layers that make us the people we are today. Each layer has a part to play and makes up the bigger picture of our lives.
Fluid Art is a favorite in Reach and Rise®! This piece is symbolic to our group because each one of us was given a cup and filled it with different colors of paint of our choice. We then poured our paint and let them swirl together on their own. The colors interacted much like we do at group: Coming together while retaining our unique "colors."
Bullying is something we talk about in groups a lot. I learned that there aren't just two people involved... There are actually nine! Each color here represents the roles people play when bullying is taking place. For example, the victim is placed in the middle, so I put one large blue puddle of pain in the middle of this canvas. I poured in and around this circle, as well as avoiding it completely. Once all the paint was poured, I tilted the canvas and allowed the colors to swirl and mix. Ultimately, groups taught me that there are strategies I can use in any situation, no matter what "color" I am in a bullying situation, I can make it better for everyone involved.
We're in the six and seven year old group, and we loved doing creative art together this summer. Crayon melts allowed us to reach our goals to enhance communication skills, manage our impulses, and try new things. This art piece allowed us to put all three skills into practice.
"My Body is a Rainbow: The Colors of My Feelings" is a book we read during groups. Along with learning about taking deep breaths can help me when I'm feeling different emotions to help me be mindful, each page in this book contained a different affirmation. After reading through the book, my mentor asked me to come up with my own affirmation, which is "I was born to be real, not perfect." I think this sums up what I've learned this session.
Throughout the spring cycle, me and my friends learned how to track our moods. The colored pieces of this show the weekly progression of my mood at sessions. As you can see, toward the beginning, the colors that best represented my mood were dark and red. I was feeling angry and sad, but, by the end of the cycle, I learned how to manage my emtions and help control them, resulting in brighter colors (and better moods)!
Have you ever wondered what takes up space in your brain? It might be worries, happy thgouhts, cat videos, unicorns, demons, elevator music, or even anger. This session, we took time in groups to talk about what takes up space in our brain-- The "good" and the "bad," as well as the random thoughts. These paintings represent what was taking up space in my brain when I painted them.
The Butler County Family YMCA is a non-profit, charitable organization open to all people, regardless of age, sex, race, religion, ability or income. Our mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.