Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The Popcorn Painters

Every summer for the past 4 or 5 years, I've taught a painting class to a group of girls.  They've grown up a lot and now range in age from 9 to 15.  

I always try to find something fun and colorful to paint that they'll enjoy hanging on their wall.  In the past we've painted pears, cupcakes, ice cream cones and Hershey Kisses.

Even though I lead them through the painting step-by-step, I talk about art concepts like forms, shadows and highlights.

The littlest one is very free and easy and always loves what she does.  She realized that she didn't leave enough room for the word "Corn" under the word "Pop."  Her sister looked at the painting and said, "It looks fine ...just leave it as 'Pop'."  She thought for a second, said "Okay!" and then immediately added two exclamations points and underlined the word, "Pop."  No problemo.  We should all paint like 9 year olds!

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