Hey guys!!!! Wonder where I've been? Well, this week I hosted ART CAMP!!! Woohoooo! 3 days, 15 hours, and gallons of paint later I am home and feeling a tad bit like a freaking energizer bunny!! I think it's because at the end of today's class we set up all the work like a mini show and had the parents come to see everyone's work. And as I glanced around myself I thought holy cow! There are some serious budding artists in this room. So here's the nitty gritty then I'll give you the tour. I had 24 students ages 14-5 all in one room. And you'd never have known it. Fabulous thing it is.....having 24 kids who WANT to be in the room with me (on many occasions my own 2 kids don't want to be in the room with me, so 24 is pretty awesome). And these kids were like little sponges for art knowledge. It was the best. This is my calling. It is what makes my heart so very, very full. Puffy heart. Yep.
Project #3: Well, since I took this great online painting class this summer and enjoyed the techniques I used in the paintings so much we used 2 of the paintings as inspirations for our work. The concentration was on
warm and cool colors as well as texture.
Project #4: Nothing better than a well done oil pastel drawing. Oil pastels may be my favorite material to use with kids. Especially when the project turns out like this:
Project 5: Whimsical cat and dog paintings. Yes, inspired by my Lily and Graham. They are consuming me these days with their stinking cuteness. And it's spilling from my canvas to now my student's. But hey, aren't they cute together? Especially in green and orange.
So, that's it. I also have to give a huge shout out to Jennifer who helped me everyday. I am not so sure it would have gone so flawless witbhout her!
It was so great to be in the classroom all day again. Really it was. I have some news to share soon, speaking of heart is full stuff and all. But not yet. I have a video blog coming to spill the beans. So what have you guys been doing all week with yourselves?