|All ready for Art Day|
|the kids drawing|
|the thing about Mr. B is that he is rather exaggerated. It is one of his endearing qualities.=)|
|Anna sharing ArtPrize photos with the kids|
|some of the smaller set sharing cheerios|
My goal for these art days it to allow the kids to have hands on time doing various art mediums. Both years we have taken up drawing, sculpture, painting and origami. I also encourage each artist to share their own art experience, and to share some back ground about their art form. There is generally about 10 minutes of "lecture" and then 45 minutes of doing.
This year we had 28 kids from various families. They were all extremely well behaved. And some definitely have artistic talent. I loved watching them work and try new things.
John B pinch hit at the last minute for my father in law who came down with the flu. He taught the pencil drawing session. His top tips were to fill your paper, draw fast, and draw what you see. He taught shading and contour drawing. He had the students draw looking at the object they were drawing, not at their paper. Difficult, but they all did very well.
Anna (incidentally John's older sister) took up the sculpting session. She first spent some time with the kids talking about ArtPrize. They looked at pictures and discussed different mediums and techniques. She is the friend who had the beautiful sculptural mural that I showed pictures of a couple weeks back. She had each child make a bird or a fish. She also showed a secret method sculpture artists often use-bulking up their sculpture with a base or something other than clay, and just working the clay around it. Very fun.
|Mr. Hippie-needing a shave and a hair cut|
|Narumi demonstrating what she was going to have the students do|
|LC rocking her headband|
|personally, I think this is the best one.|
|this is a close second|