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.

Degas exhibition NGV Melbourne- last day and I got to see it.

Daisy chains

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A little girl in a paddock picking daisy flowers and making daisy chains.  Remember those days of uninterrupted silence while you plod along entranced by this task.