A Sacred Life

A Sacred Life

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Children's art show

These are a few of the boards that will be part of the children's art show this month. This is part of week of the young child. I hold art classes for preschoolers, and while working with them, I take photos of them.. because it's really all about the process. Along with the art and photos are quotes. If you click on the picture, you might be able to read them. These are only 4 of 32.. plus sculptures in a case. I so enjoy working with these children, capturing their moments of creative expression... one of the highlights of my work.
I give them black circles and shapes and let them explore... some are so typical of the mandala stage of their drawings.

Playing with clay is one of my favorites.. and beading. Such concentration in their faces. And the pure joy of discovering new things.

and then there is this printing project. I give them soft blocks in various shapes and let them "build" on paper. Of course being a messy project, this usually turns out the be one of the projects that produce the best pictures of colorful hands. Those I will save for the next post :-)
Today is our reception... looking forward to seeing these cutie-pies and their excitment. Kind of cool having your art exhibited at 3 years old!


Granny Annie said...

These kinds of art projects for children are what encouraged my daughter to become an artist. She was always so proud to have her work displayed. You have made more of an impression on these kids than you will ever know.

Doe Grozs Art said...

Thanks Annie, "It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge" a favorite quote from Einstein.

Carmen said...

you are so lucky to be surrounded by purity and love
oh my!
i would love to have a job like yours!!!!