This morning we had "Crafternoon" (ok it's the wrong time of day but that's what we call it around here). The kids read a book and then drew their interpretation of it. Today they did pencil drawings and also used some watercolour pencils.
I'm a big believer in having lovely art supplies - it really promotes nicer art work when you are working with beautiful materials. It also teaches kids to take care and treasure their pencils and craft supplies when they are beautiful to begin with. We bought Sasha this tin of 72 Derwent pencils for Christmas. She really takes care of them! She still has them in colour order! I won a set of Derwent pencils in a colouring competition when I was in 4th grade and I still have them 35 years later - most of them are well used and much shorter but it goes to show what teaching kids to treasure their art supplies can do.
This morning I just set the art supplies up and left the kids to it. Here's what they came up with themselves with no help from me. I love their creativity!
Jonty (who has just turned 6) read his book "When I'm Feeling Angry". He's written "When I'm feeling angry, I feel like there is a boiling hot volcano in my tummy that is about to explode!"
Sasha (who is 8 and a half) read one of our favourite children's books "Edward Built a Rocketship". This is a seriously delightful book and we can all recite it from heart.
I love her mix of pencil and wash for the sky and how she's left the clouds white.We are still hoping that it clears up enough to spend the afternoon in the park but it's not looking hopeful. I was also hoping to finish the 2 milk paint bedside tables that I started at the Porter's Paint class on Saturday but I need to sand the second one before waxing and as it creates a huge amount of dust I need to do it outside so I need some dry weather. I can't wait to show you the finished product and tell you all about the course. Hopefully tomorrow!
cheers from one proud mummy,