The day flew by. We started like my adult classes do talking about images and my dislike of drawing. Yep, I hate to draw, but love to paint. So I teach students how to use tracing as a technique. I don't always trace, but it alleviates a ton of stress in young ones who really want to say paint a Jeep. And drawing a Jeep is a whole different can of worms that would require more than 5 hours and a sack lunch!
Below is sweet Abigail drying her painting so we could move on to the next step. And of course, Lily was in the middle of everything all day.
Rachel below is working on her piece she drew out with chalk. She was daring and free drew her piece. It turned out awesome! Cool thing about this little girl, I taught her at Arbor Springs in the 4th and 5th grade and 13 years ago taught her sister at Flat Rock Middle School. Holy cow, she's the same age now as her sister when I taught her! Super cool.
For a break we all grabbed our sack lunches and towels and walked down to the lake. The community ducks were quite excited. They won't have to dig for muck for days. Although a few girls were quite bug phobic. And I brought back a tick. Of course.
Overall the day was perfect. It was exactly the distraction I needed ya know. And their art just made my heart swell. If you live nearby my next class for Tween's is June 17th. 9:30-2:30.
My next adult workshop is Friday, June 14th 10-2. Please email me for any sign-ups! They just keep getting better! firstname.lastname@example.org