Friday, April 22, 2016

Teaching kids to paint owls

I almost never hang out with children. They make me nervous. But somehow I was talked into teaching a painting class for 8 kids (ages 5-7). In retrospect, it went fine, but it is true that kids do the darnedest things. The youngest kept falling off his chair.Anyhow, I taught them that paintings have at least seven layers of paint. I was thankful to Michael and other parents who used blow-dryers to dry the painting between each layer. The final touch was to sign your piece to make it an official painting. 

I have fond memories of my first "real" painting. Hopefully this group holds onto their creations throughout their lives to keep inspiring them to be creative.

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