ready for a good laugh? My art class

At the beginning of all my art classes, the children learn to draw something, some times we ink & color it.  The younger the child, the simpler the subject.  I usually chose animals.  Animals that can be  drawn by using basic shapes. Yesterday, I had three boys. The youngest is in kindergarten.  The oldest is a 2nd grader.  It is a tradition, every drawing has to be dated, signed & they have to name their artwork.  Ok. These boys can get silly with names. Diaper, just the word, is hysterical. Dirt bag (I say no, use nice names) But someone always sneaks in a “dirty” name when I am usually spelling something for another.  Yesterday, I had them draw a “cartoon” cat.  I draw mine upside down, so that they can follow along with the shapes.  The first one is mine, it’s the others that ROCK!

mine is named George.
mine is named George.
This is dirt bag
This is dirt bag
This is Tom
This is Tom
TODAY IS THURSDAY…I love this one so much. I can't help but laugh.
TODAY IS THURSDAY…his name is Tom2. I love this one so much. I can’t help but laugh.

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  1. Cool teaching technique. Tom2 also had me laughing. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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    1. 2me4art says:

      Thank you so much for looking at my students silly cartoon cats. I will let them know they made you laugh. ~amy

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  2. jr cline says:

    Tom2 is the definite winner in my book.

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    1. 2me4art says:

      Yeah, mine too. The artist was in a very silly mood that day. We were all laughing at our cats. They were too good not to share. Thank you! ~amy

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  3. Oh that has cheered me up….thank you, how precious x

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    1. 2me4art says:

      I’m so glad the boy’s art cheered you up. That is why I posted it. It was too light hearted & funny not to share. Thank you. ~amy

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  4. NiranjanaVipul says:

    Loved this blog…It is believed that even simple drawings can tell a lot about kids.. Certainly, the last one is so creative 🙂

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    1. 2me4art says:

      Thank you so much for loving my blog! WOW. The last drawing is very funny. He was in a very silly mood that day. ~amy

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  5. I wish I’d had you as an art teacher.

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    1. Reggie says:

      Yeah! So do I! I had the worst art teacher imaginable… she squashed any creative spark I had when I was little. Thankfully, I’ve recovered some of it in my photography… but I’ve never felt confident to draw or paint since. 😦 You rock, Amy!

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      1. 2me4art says:

        Oh- art is creation. Just as God creates, art gives us a chance to let go & create our world on a piece of paper. Art should be something that feels good & brings us peace. I teach my children- any mistakes made with pencil can be erased, any mistakes with paint, can be repainted & any attempt & failure is still a lesson & its just a piece a trash-grab another piece of paper & try again or do something different. Life is too hard without art. I’m glad you are an artist, Reggie! ~amy

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    2. 2me4art says:

      Thank you so much for that amazing compliment. It truly touched me. Thank you, Irene. ~amy

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      1. A good early teacher makes the world of difference to the progression of a child. Most of my early teachers knocked the creativity out of me. What you are doing Amy, is great.:)

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  6. kiwiskan says:

    I love children’s art. It’s so honest

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    1. 2me4art says:

      I agree with you. It is wonderful to see what they come up with. A bit freeing for me as an artist to watch. ~amy

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  7. I think very effective simple forms copy/transfer/style unique to child great way to teach focus of subject. I used to try colored pencil copies of paintings of masters-was good training and learning detail study, shape, color.

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    1. 2me4art says:

      Thank you, Mr. D’Agostino. I learned a lot by coping others work first. When kids are as young as five, we really need to work with general shapes. Thank you for commenting. ~amy

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