I thought it would be cool to see the before & later the after. A crazy media for painting the koi…The bottom shows how I taught the girls the lines when drawing the fish. I told them to ink- I had not done that yet, so I inked one scale & used what media?
All my classes are three children or less. I find that the smaller the class the more I can get to know & understand their individual skills. Most of the kids come to me after school & they begin art using the logical side of their brain. They press too hard with pencils…its wonderful to watch their frustration disappear when I say, “you’ve got your school brain on, lets switch to the art side” The pencil lines begin to lighten, curves begin to come without effort. The tension in their necks & backs relax. I LOVE IT!!!
Anyway, this class finished their project fifteen minutes early, so I french braided their hair by request & begging.
The arms around one another is a beautiful thing to see.
The artist is four years old. I made a stencil using a Club Cracker box & we traced it together. All the white pieces are card stock, so its easy for little fingers to handle. This was a hard project because they had to really listen to where their body parts went.
This little dino makes me laugh, so I had to iPhoto him to keep him forever.
I didn’t want go to teach this morning, but I know once I get there, the kids always change my mood for the better. I had Kindergarten first-22 kids. We were talking about good deeds & one of the children said he wanted to make a painting & give it to me as his good deed. The kids all started doing it. I had a few that had written Ms. Amy & then changed their minds because their art was so great.
This project was drawn with oil pastels & then covered with bleeding tissue paper, dabbed with water.
I am going to have these hung up in my art studio so that I’ll remember how blessed my life is.
These are in Leaf & Petal so they have not bloomed naturally here yet. But mine have teeny tiny buds. My favorite time of year! We have about 15 Hydrangea’s around our house, all but one planted by us. The blossoms go in the ground one color & come up another color. I can’t wait to see what I get.
Our Temple has Mitzvah Day every year, its a day when we help someone in need in our community. Our children & adults who wish to help all gather together lately its been working on appearance of the city, we do landscaping or weed pulling. This year we are going to visit the elderly in the Birmingham area, and deliver these cards.
The kids delivered up some stunning work. Proud me If you are interested in how the kids made them, let me know