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Art in the classroom

The boys were great and keen at my art lesson this morning. #artlesson #teaching #tonal #monotone #blockingin #primaryschool @thouartmum #lion #mouse #artgames #arthasnorules

It was so great to finally get into the classroom a couple of weeks ago and give the boys an art experience that hopefully gave them a taste for art.
I tried to show them how easy it can be to create some art just by working tonally and concentrating on shape, blocking in and not thinking I am drawing a Lion, but rather that I am drawing a shape that looks like this or that.  Making large loose shapes let the boys feel emotion in their art too which I could see by their their eagerness to show me their work.
All of the art was wonderful and I even spotted some budding artists in the making.

Julie Toffolo is an Australian born artist and lives in Melbourne Victoria. Her art is in private collections around Australia. She has two teenage boys, works part time as an Education Art Assistant at a Secondary Girls School and paints on her days off in her leafy Eltham Studio. Julie works in illustration in a nostalgic vintage style and loves to paint from the nature around her bushy local environment and wherever she can find any form of nature on her travels. She is captivated by how the light flickers and dances when working from still life or outdoors. Having studied traditional painting methods under Jenni Mitchell and Mervynn Hannan from Eltham South Fine Art Studios and Gallery has taught Julie many elements of drawing, composition, colour, painting, trying new materials, beautifying the simple things around us. Julie has been a member of local artist co ops and exhibits throughout the year. You can follow Julie on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn to watch and support her art practise.

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