Decisions, decisions, decisions!

The B.R.I.D.G.E.S. students put on their creative hats during the Community Based Instruction (CBI) field trip this week at Board & Brush Creative Studio in Weston.

Before heading out on the CBI, students had to make decisions based on 200 different stencils for the design that they wanted to create.  After lots of discussions, they decided on 3 different stencils to choose from: graffiti, solar system, and various gaming controls.

Once they arrived, they put on their aprons and got right to work! The first thing they learned about was “distressing” the wood with the hammer. They all began pounding away at their wood. Next, they had to sand the sides of the wood to be sure it was smooth. Once those two steps were done, it was time to decide what color paint they wanted to use for the background and then paint the wood.

Students took a break from working to have lunch and socialize. While the paint was drying, students enjoyed conversation about different voice actors and movies. Sebastian was the comedian for the day, as he told his friends many jokes and made everyone laugh.

The next step was then to put the stencil over the wood and choose colors to paint the different designs. Diego chose to use orange and blue since those are his favorite colors. Kelvin decided that blue and purple would look the best on his design. After the students painted over the stencil design, they had to pull the stencil off the wood which was an extremely tricky task!

The students were so happy to see what their finished product looked like at the end of the day! They weren’t quite sure they could do it, but they were happy to see the end result! We are so proud of our B.R.I.D.G.E.S. students as they practiced using Resources, Independence, Development, Growth, Empowerment and Social Skills!