This week another newbie joined us and was thrown in at the deep end, As I had in mind that they were going to do a painting of a Goldfinch with watercolour pencils. I thought a lot about how I was going to get them to do this by using a measure, waking up a 4am with an idea (as you do ) I did a dummy run on Wednesday and it worked, all I had to do was to make sure they understood my instructions, I gave them a small coloured picture of a goldfinch, plus a black and white photocopy, a piece of tracing paper and a ruler. also, some verbal instructions, with a few frowns and quite a lot of intakes of breath they started next week they will continue with the colouring. they did not trace onto their art paper but drew by using measurements. All went home happy with a lovely half-finished picture of a goldfinch. It was very interesting watching the intense faces as they worked carefully with the ruler but a lot of laughs when checking against the original picture, We are already talking about dates for next year. My numbers are now up to nine and with the space available I can only take one more,
It’s wonderful that all is going so well with your classes. Your students are lucky to have a teacher who cares and is able to give them the tools, both physical and mental, to help them achieve their artistic goals.
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