On Saturday during the Jr Artists' Workshop at the Airdrie Public Library Alicia Laurin of Cre8ive Ways taught the kids how to paint tiles that they can use as coasters or hang as art. They used rubbing alcohol spray and acrylic inks to create the most beautiful patterns and vibrant colours. I always like seeing them try a medium or technique to learn something new...like how not to make brown, unless they want to, of course.
It's funny, too, how so many young girls love pink, purple and turquoise...those are the colours I tend to replace in the program's selection of acrylic paints as well. But I was also surprised by the kids who tried different colours just for fun and how they also played with adding pattern by using paper towel and Kleenex. I love the freedom of that inquiring spirit in youth.
Alicia is fantastic, the kids had a terrific time, and I am always fascinated how everyone is given the same materials and lesson and yet their work all turns out differently....beautiful. A testament to each and every person's creative spirit.