My first period Friday art class is designed to teach painting techniques.
Between the limited time – the early morning – their “perceived” lack of skills…. and my over-developed need to be liked, I try to present projects that are fun, while at the same time giving them a little art history lesson and possibly even a new skill. (we can only hope)
So, as an intro to pointillism, and the art of Georges Seurat, we did not jump into recreating his beautiful Eiffel Tower – nope, not even close. Friday also happened to be the day of the Valentine’s parties so….I showed them how to draw a happy pig.
huh? yeah, well it made sense in my head – they can be pink, their spots could be heart shaped…. and, the kids probably think they cannot draw a pig. yes they can and they are adorable. see
yes, the pig above has an “I love Bacon” tattoo…
~shrug~ he drew a cute pig and painted with dots,
we accomplished something
pigs this week, Paris next