Friday, June 18, 2010

Summer Art Workshops






The summer art workshops have begun, and the class looks terrific: The kids are enthusiastic and focused. We did dot painting to get ready for a visit next week by Rachel Dillon, who wrote THROUGH ENDANGERED EYES, a picture book of poetry, wonderfully illustrated with her own pointillistic paintings, and with a glossary full of important facts about each animal. I took the book in to show the class, and the paintings were inspired by her pictures. The kids are really looking forward to her visit.


Meanwhile, a field trip to an art studio/gallery is in the works for next month. When that event arrives, I'll blog more about it then. For now, it's back to Granny's Jig.

4 comments:

Rachna Chhabria said...

Its always nice to have enthusiastic students, they make teaching easy and enjoyable. The paintings look lovely.
Have a happy Weekend Elizabeth!

Amy Tate said...

Wow! I'm impressed. Those pics are amazing!

Elizabeth Varadan aka Mrs. Seraphina said...

Thanks Rachna and Amy, those kids are amazing. They are a real joy to teach. I only posted one kid's picture, as I have permission from his parent. I'm going to ask more parents for permission, so I can share the artists as well as the art.

Lydia Kang said...

I remember learning about pointillism in school way, WAY back when. I'm so glad the next generation is learning it too! Those pictures already look great.