This is the second year that I have had the privilege of teaching a week's worth of grade 5 students at Muriel Clayton Middle School and it was just as much fun as the first time. Both my daughters attended this school many years ago, and the eldest is currently completing a double major in Art and Education so I think of them every time I visit the school. I'm so glad this school has always had an art classroom and especially grateful for a bank of sinks as that seems to be one of my greatest needs when painting with children. Of course, they hear different directions when I demonstrate but I'm just grateful that they enjoy themselves. I also get the funniest questions when I work with kids...Can I have your autograph? Are you famous? What kind of paintings do you do?...that one's especially interesting since I bring samples to share. My goal is to give them an opportunity to play with paint and canvas, to teach a few principles of art, and to ensure that they have a good time. In the end I hope that they take these classes and continue to have fun with art.
AIRdirondack Art Project