As the students finally started to believe that the pile of materials and tools in the art room is going to become a kayak, and they read parts of the instruction manual in English, their enthusiasm began to be evident. Today in Art we watched a short portion of the building video that came with the boat kit. The students had a conversation about what parts of the kayak they have become familiar with so far, and we made a list of these terms that will be continued in their boat building journals.
After watching the beginning of the video, we all began sketches of what we think the color design of the kayak should be. When the students finish, we will display all of the ideas, and vote on what we think will work best. The boat will probably be a combination of bright work (finished wood) and colored marine paint.