I taught painting and drawing from observation to a group of five feisty 8 year old girls this week. We started by painting from a still life. Then the girls tackled a couple of self portraits in pencil and paint.All of them focused on their work much longer than the standard expectations of the attention span of an eight year old. I'm very proud of them.
(She was determined to keep her eyes closed in every picture, saying that the eyes from other paintings (mine included) staring back at her freak her out. She's a bit of a clown. ;)
Jules does not have her self portrait painting uploaded as she wasn't present during the entire time of the art camp to finish it. We'll make a date to complete it later.
a little post art camp party for the girls and their parents yesterday evening
These girls were work! But it was fun. I think they could say the same about their experience. We will likely try another week long camp next month.