Saturday, November 6, 2010

Art Rocks!

On Friday, Howard and I drove up to a suburb of Tacoma to visit our oldest daughter, Melissa. Her class of third graders had followed us on our trip to France, so we were going up to bring them small gifts from France, answer questions about our trip, AND do a couple of art projects. First up, answering questions and distributing gifts. (The little girl in the pink Paris tee shirt is our 4-year old granddaughter, Ella, who joined us for the day.)

Then it was time for art. We first introduced the wonders of Paperclay, a clay that air dries as light as a feather.

The kids had so much fun and were so appreciative of the opportunity to make art. Their little masterpieces will be left to dry over the weekend and then next week Melissa will have the kids paint their pieces. One little boy was so excited, he shouted out: We're doing real art with artists!

We switched gears from playing with clay to painting and embellishing smooth river rocks.

Their beautiful works of rock art:

Melissa with her class of third graders.

The day was so successful that the other two third grade teachers have invited us to come do art projects with their classes!


Robin Olsen said...

What smiling kids! You can tell they had a blast and their projects turned out wonderful. Your granddaughter is adorable!

Herm said...

What a great way to share your talents with the children!

lynda Howells said...

Their art looks great and they looked so happnday...fantastic work .xxhow is life?xxly

Tory Brokenshire said...

What the little boy said it makes your heart melt!

Bobbie said...

The little boy sounds like me when I got my autographed copy from
"A Real Artist"!