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.


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!

Clementine said...

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

Elizabeth Varadan, Author 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.