Sunday, November 16, 2008

Had a great weekend...



I only had one obligation.....that was a class I taught to first thru 5th graders about abstract collage...I have done this with adults but not kids. They did great and understood the concepts really well.

It was Earl's 3 days off week and so he and Maddie had time to play on the grass and we saw 2 movies: 007 and The Secret Lives of Bees...Enjoyed them both. We took Maddie and Jill to breakfast this morning and then I went to visit my brother Steve in the hospital in Oxnard. I thought he looked good for someone who had the vein in his neck reamed out Thurs. Love you Steve....

Here is Madison going over the menu with her sidekick, Gerry....She is getting to be one busy girl!

3 comments:

Artist Victoria O'Neill said...

It's so much easier to work with kids, because they are not afraid and locked up like alot of adults when it comes to art, especially the messy kind.! I've worked with both for years.
Unfortunately many preschool, elem, middle, and high school teachers need to be educated about how to prevent this locking up from happening.........and how to instead inspire, foster and encourage creativity. I wrote a handout for teachers on this topic, that I give out at Creativity Workshops I've conducted over the years. If anyone wants one, let me know and I'll email it to you.

susanbuchanan said...

thanks for the nice post about your wkend. i love the kids art and also the art up on the walls. who's the artist?
jb and i did the quick to; SF for the Niners win against Rams.

Syd said...

The artist in the gallery is Suzi Trubitz, More info : http://www.elverhoj.org
Victoria you are so right. Wish the schools here could have more art teachers.