On Saturday I had the great privilege of teaching 15 students how to paint watercolour wolves at the library. Our time passed so quickly as they were engaged and excited about the project, asking questions, sharing stories, trying different things. Then, as I had to travel to the hospital in Lethbridge to see my eldest daughter (emergency appendectomy) they all helped me clean up so I could be on my way quickly. Gosh, what a great group of kids.
Every year that I get to coordinate this program, whether it is bringing artists in to teach or to teach the workshops myself, I feel absolutely grateful. Interacting with children is not only inspiring to me as an artist as I watch them take an idea and make it theirs, but also fulfilling when so many of the art programs have been cut in schools. I'm so glad we offer this program at the library and wish we could offer it for other age groups as well.